Author Interview: Black Tape for a Blue Girl’s Sam Rosenthal on “Rye: an erotic novel”

Last week we posted an excerpt from genderqueer erotica novel “Rye.” Here is the follow-up interview with author Sam Rosenthal. Name: Sam Rosenthal Age: Older than most people guess. Location: Brooklyn, NY Who are you, and what do you do, in your own words? I’m this guy, who has a son, and runs a record label, […]

Artist Q&A with Masha Ryskin

Name: Masha Ryskin Age: 40 Location (Birth and current): born in Moscow, Soviet Union, now dividing time between Rochester, NY and Providence, RI What is it that you do, in your own words? I make mixed media works that combine drawing, painting, and printmaking. My work ranges from small wall pieces to larger panels to […]

Q & A With Visual Artist Clara Lieu

Clara Lieu is a visual artist at professor at Rhode Island School of Design.  Her work explores themes of social isolation and mental illness through drawing, printmaking, and sculpture.   Clara kindly agreed to indulge me, answering all my questions about her background, work, methods, projects, and what makes her tick.  Read the full interview below: Tell me […]

Photographer Q&A: Mateo of Foto By Mateo

I met Mateo in Chicago, at a kickball game, of all places. I was instantly captivated by his dream-like photography and wanted to share it with Ms. Behaved readers. -Bianca James Name: Mateo Age: 25 Location: Born Pittsburgh, last 5 years, Chicago. I spent 6 months in Hawaii after college in 2009 as well. What do you do, […]

Ms. Behaved Style Icon: Betty Devoe

Name: Betty Devoe Age: 30 Location: Chicago (currently) What do you do, in your own words, and how long have you been doing it? Whore/Performance Artist. The former since I began as an 18-year old fetish model/dominatrix and the later since birth (and working in professional children’s theater in Las Vegas). Currently I am a […]

Q & A With Artist Aili Schmeltz

Meet Los Angeles-based installation artist, sculptress and co-founder of Los Angeles Art Resource, Aili Schmeltz.  The aim of Aili’s organization is to empower local artists by providing a forum to exchange and share resources to help each other succeed.  Check it out and spread the word! Aili kindly agreed to answer all my questions about […]

Q & A With Artist Helena Wurzel

Meet narrative figure painter and Rhode Island School of Design teacher Helena Wurzel. Helena utilizes color, shape and the emotional responses evoked by these elements to tell a story with each piece. Tell me about your background. How did you come to be an artist? I have always been an artist. There is a home […]

MsBehaved Style Icon: Wontons

Name: Wontons (It’s what I’ve signed all my drawings with, and then people started calling me that. Some have asked if it’s my real last name, which always prompts a quick primer on Chinese culture from me.) Age: 27 Location: San Francisco What do you do, in your own words, and how long have you […]

Q & A With Artist Carrie Marill

Meet Phoenix-based artist Carrie Marill.  I came across her work during one of many online art browsing sessions on 20 x 200.  If you aren’t familiar with 20 x 200, get clicking.  They make art collecting accessible and affordable and in turn supports artists making a living by creating. Tell me about background. How did […]

Q & A with Artist Jennifer Sanchez

I recently moved from a small apartment to a home with double the square footage to decorate.   Figuring  out how to blend my personal preferences with the style of house and personality of each room requires A LOT of Internet-based window shopping.  I came across Jennifer Sanchez’s work on 20 x 200,  and I was immediately […]

The Evolution of the Female Gaze: an Introduction

Note: This first post focuses on the concept of the “female gaze” as it primarily applies to cisgendered, heterosexual women and men. Future posts will delve into the female gaze in queer and non-gender-conforming contexts. I am aware that the concept of the female gaze is problematic for some folks, but please be respectful and […]

Q & A with Yijun Liao

Yijun  Liao (Pixy) is a conceptual photographer and artist residing in Brooklyn.  Much of her work is autobiographical and comments on traditional relationship roles with insight and humor. A friend introduced me to Pixy’s work about a year ago, sending me the genius photograph above. So, when I came across her again on Kick-Starter and […]