I met artist and performer Dréya St. Clair at CalArts in 2007. Dréya showed me Jean-Paul Goude's airbrushed photos of Grace Jones and suggested we create our own series of surreal images exploring gender and identity. As a creative duo, we have exhibited at the Leslie-Lohman Museum, Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Residence in Harlem, Rush Philanthropic Galleries, and at the Museum of African American Art in Philadelphia in honor of Ntozake Shange.
"Empire" 2015. Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, SoHo. Photo: Elena Burkova
"The Promise" 2015. True Colors Residence, Harlem. (Featured in Huffington Post, CBS News)
"Smile, You're Beautiful" 2013. Private Collection. Photo: Ben Britz
"Button Reign" 2016. Rush Arts Galleries, Rush Philanthropic, NYC. Photo: Elena Burkova