FORMAL EDUCATION

2000-2004
Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration

2004-2005
Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA  
Art Education Post-Baccalaureate   Program, Additional Credits

WORK EXPERIENCE IN VISUAL ART AND PUBLISHING

(PUBLISHED WORK)

SPIT AND PASSION Writer/Illustrator (Feminist Press, 2012)

BAD HABITS
Writer/Illustrator (Soft Skull Press, 2008)

INDESTRUCTIBLE Writer/Illustrator   (Microcosm Publishing, 2005)

GREEN'ZINE   Writer/Illustrator   (Self-Published, 1996-2004)

DISTANCE MAKES THE HEART GROW SICK: Postcards by Cristy C. Road   Writer/ Illustrator   (Microcosm Publishing, 2007)

Reproduce and Revolt Contributor   (Soft Skull Press, 2008)

We Don't Need Another Wave: Dispatches from the Next Generation of Feminists    Contributor    (Avalon Publishing, 2006)

Baby Remember My Name Contributor   (Carroll & Graff, 2006)

Live Through This Contributor   (Seven Stories, 2008)

Best Erotic Comics 2009 Contributor   (Last Gasp, 2009)

SIDE B: A Music Lover's Anthology   Contributor (Poseur Ink, 2009)

(ILLUSTRATION CLIENT LIST)

Bands/Music/Record Labels

Adeline Records, Recess Records, No Idea Records, Plan It X Records, Mixtapes, Tika and The Dissidents, Bonfire Madigan, The Queers, Ben Weasel, The Unlovables, Groovie Ghoulies, Kevin Seconds, Latterman, 1234 Go! Records,   Social Classics, Know Your Enemy, I Object, Saw Wheel, Ladyfest East, Dan Padilla, Stop This Fall, Crooked Hook, Git Some, In The Red, Rubber Factory Records, Teenage Bottlerocket, Broadway Calls, The Clockouts, Diner Junky Records, Rubber Factory Records, Second Floor East, Joe Jitsu, Anchor Arms, The Crumbs, Livid Records, Dear Landlord, The Fest 8, Squirtgun, The Shivering Brigade

Film/Theatre/Fashion

Marimacho Clothing, Esther Bell Productions, Leah Meyerhoff Productions

Literature

The Revolution Starts at Home (South End Press), Stay Solid: A Radical Handbook for Youth (AK Press), The Creamsickle (Spinsters Ink), We Don't Need Another Wave (Avalon Publishing), Making Stuff and Doing Things (Microcosm Publishing), SnakePit (Young American Comics), My Mother Wears Combat Boots (AK Press), South End Press Catalog Art, The Secret Life of White People (PM Press), Microcosm Publishing

Editorial  

JANE Magazine,   GQ Magazine, The Progressive, Spin Magazine, Left Turn Magazine, Clamor Magazine, BITCH Magazine, BUST Magazine, Venus Magazine, Heartattack, MaximumRocknRoll, Razorcake, F-Word Magazine, NextBook, Jezebel, Gawker, OnSpec

Non-Profit/Political

INCITE: To End Violence against Women of Color (New Orleans, LA), NARAL Pro Choice, Coalition of Immokalee Workers (Immokalee, FL), POWER U (Miami, FL), The Icarus Project (New York, NY),   Femina Potens (San Francisco, CA), NASCO (Ann Arbor Michigan), GIRLS ROCK! Chicago, Women and Children First Books, Metro Health Academies (San Francisco, CA), Sexual Assault Center of the McGill Students Society (Montreal, Quebec)

EXHIBITIONS, SHOWS, PRESENTATIONS

2004
Not In Our Name - Group Exhibt- New York, NY,   San Francisco, CA

2005
Copyist Conspiracy - Group Exhibt- Needles and Pens, San Francisco, CA

2006
If They Come For You In The Morning- Group Exhibit- ABC No Rio, New York, NY

Sex Worker Visions- Group Exhibit - David Bohnett Cyber Gallery, New York, NY

Homo-A-Gogo- Group Exhibit- Olympia, WA

No Need For Sleep- Group Exhibit - University of Wisconsin,   Milwaukee, WI

Microcosm Publishing Tour - (Slide Show / Lecture)   East Coast Tour

2007
ART IS A WEAPON Slide Show/Lecture with Eric Drooker- New York, NY

JUST SEEDS Art Show - ABC No Rio, New York City, NY

Sister Spit: The Next Generation   (Slide Show / Lecture) - U.S. Tour

Fey - Group Exhibit- Glory Hole, Brooklyn, NY

She's Strange -Group Exhibit- Che Soprano's, Miami, FL

The Art of Cristy C. Road - Solo Exhibit -   South Union Arts, Chicago, IL

Ladyfest   Chicago Group Exhibition -   Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL

MUSIC MINDED The Fest Art Show - Gainesville, FL

Sister Spit - (Slide Show / Lecture) Cattyshack, Brooklyn, NY

K'vetch - (Slide Show / Lecture) Sadie's - San Francisco, CA

924 GILMAN ST. Art Show - Group Exhibit - Berkeley, CA

2008
SIZZLE (Reading/Sldieshow) - Femina Potens Gallery - San Francisco, CA

Heart Snatchers (Group Show) - Pink Ghost Gallery - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

MASTERS REBORN (Group Show)- Compound Gallery - Portland, OR

GRAPHIC QUEERNESS Panel Discussion - University of Chicago, IL

I TOUCH MYSELF (Group Show)- Femina Potens Gallery - San Francisco, CA

HAMMER MUSEUM (Slideshow/Lecture) - Los Angeles, CA

RADAR (Slideshow/Lecture for the Queer Arts Festival ) - San Francisco, CA

Live Through This (Slideshow/Lecture for the Queer Arts Festival )   -Femina Potens - San Francisco, CA

Live Through This (Slideshow/Lecture for the Queer Arts Festival )   -Bluestockings - New York, NY

Live Through This (Slideshow/Lecture for the Queer Arts Festival ) - Good Vibes - Oakland, CA

Artists Speak Out Against Sexual Assault - Group Exhibit - Philadelphia, PA

BOOK EXPO AMERICA - Los Angeles, CA

CLOSER TO FINE (Group Exhibit) - Philadelphia, PA

PAINT   YOUR   ART   OUT (Group Exhibit)- Portland, OR

DECIBELE FESTIVAL (Slide Lecture/Reading) - Chicago, IL

LATINA HEALTH SUMMIT (Keynote Speaker) - Denver, CO

BARNES AND NOBLE READING - Brooklyn, NY

HAPPY ENDING READING SERIES - New York, NY

RED EMMAS   (Reading/Slide Lecture) - Baltimore, MD

WORD Reading - Brooklyn, NY

BROOKLYN INDEPENDENTS   (Reading/Slide Lecture)- Brooklyn, NY  

2009
RADAR (Reading/Slide Lecture) - San Francisco, CA

SKYLIGHT BOOKS (Reading/Slide Lecture) - Los Angeles, CA

ST. MARKS POETRY PROJECT (Reading/Slide Lecture)- Manhattan, NY

BEATRICE.COM READING SERIES (Reading/Slideshow)- Manhattan, NY

IN THE FLESH READING SERIES (Reading/Slideshow)- Manhattan, NY

THE ENCLAVE: PUNK WRITERS FESTIVAL (Reading/Slideshow)- Manhattan, NY

LEAVE HOME (Group Exhibit) - Brooklyn, NY

SISTER SPIT September 2009 Tour (Reading/ Slideshow) - European Tour

HISPANIC PANIC   (Reading) - Manhattan, NY

OUT EN AMERICA: Celebrating the Queer Latino Experience   (Reading)- Manhattan, NY

QE/ERY: A Radical Queer Arts Gathering - (Reading/Slideshow) - Chicago, IL

THE FEST 8 Art Show (Group Exhibit) - Gainesville, FL

IN THE FLESH: Sex and Religion (Reading)- Manhattan, NY

2010

READING/ SLIDESHOW @Bookthug Nation- Brooklyn, NY

KNIFE FIGHT Artist Talk - Brooklyn, NY

FULLY FIGURED Figure Drawing Workshop- Brooklyn, NY

HUE MENAGERIE (Group Exhibit) - Manhattan, NY

WILD CARD (Group Exhibit) - Chicago, IL

HISPANIC PANIC Queer Latino Reading Series (Reading) - Manhattan, NY

FIRESIDE FOLLIES Reading Series (Reading) - Brooklyn, NY

2011

POWER TO THE IMAGINATION CONFERENCE (Reading/Workshop) @New College of FL, Sarasota, FL

CSU WOMENS CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKER @Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO

LEFT FORUM PANEL ON POLITICAL SONGWRITING - NY, NY

QUEER SPANGLISH ART/ARTE QUEER EN SPANGLISH (Reading) - NY, NY

FINDING OUR VOICES THROUGH THE CREATIVE ARTS @SUS Clubhouse - Brooklyn, NY

THE COCKTAIL PARTY @ABC NO RIO (Group Exhibit) - NY, NY

FEMINIST PRESS READING AND SLIDESHOW - NY, NY

MONTREAL QUEER BOOK FAIR (Reading) - Montreal, Quebec

LECTURE AT WESTCHESTER UNIVERSITY WOMENS STUDIES DEPT. - Westchester, PA

D.I.Y. PANEL DISCUSSION AND READING @Lower East Side Girls Club - NY, NY

MIXPLORATORIUM @La Mama Galeria (Group Exhibit) - NY, NY

2012

READING AT CHICAGO ZINE FEST @Columbia College- Chicago, IL

THUNDER BAY PRIDE LECTURE AND TALK @Lakehead University - Thunder Bay, Ontario

PIONEER VALLEY ZINE FEST (Reading) -@Food for Thought, Amherst, MA

C.L.I.T. FEST (Reading) - Highland Park, NJ

POC ZINE PROJECT: RACE RIOT TOUR - National Tour, USA

BROOKLYN MUSEUM FIRST SATURDAY Storyteller Series (Reading)- @Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

2013

FIVE COLLEGE GENDER AND SEXUALITY CONFERENCE (Lecture/ Reading) - @Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S WEEK (Reading) - @Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

HOW MUCH ART CAN YOU TAKE? Group Exhibit - @VLHS, Pomona, CA

LA ZINE FEST (Reading) - @Ukranian Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

SISTER SPIT THE NEXT GENERATION - National Tour, USA

URBAN INFLUENCE Group Exhibit - @3rd Eye Solation, Brooklyn, NY

LECTURE / SLIDESHOW For Students Studying Art and Activism - @Universtiy of Denver, Denver, CO

2014

ZINE WORKSHOP For High School Students - @ Harvest Collegiate High School, NY, NY

ZINE WORKSHOP For Youth Pride Inc. - @ Youth Pride Inc., Providence, RI

WOMENS HISTORY WEEK - LECTURE / SLIDESHOW - @Brown University, Providence, RI

 

WORK EXPERIENCE (IN EDUCATION)

2003-Present
Conducted Various Workshops/Lectures for Youth and Adults on both Artistic Instruction and Gender/Ethnic/Sexual Empowerment. Presentation topics include: My general experience as a queer Latina artist (assisted with slide shows and lecture);   Connections between ethnicity and sexuality; Healing from trauma through creativity; Community response and healing from Sexual Violence; Embracing of sexual self and dismissing expected constructs (through creativity; or a general discussion).

Workshops and discussions have been facilitated by:

Student Farm-worker Alliance (Sarasota, FL 2003, 2004)

Norris Square Neighborhood Project (Philadelphia, PA 2004, 2005)

Microcosm Publishing (Portland OR 2004)

Inquiring Minds Community Book Discussion - New Paltz, NY (2007)

New College of South Florida (Sarasota, FL 2003,2004,2009)

Duke University   (Durham, NC 2009)

Guilford College   (Greensboro, NC, 2009)

Wooden Shoe Books   (Philadelphia, PA 2008, 2009)

Red Emma's Bookstore    (Baltimore, MD 2008, 2009)

Latina Health Conference (Denver, CO 2008)

Queers for Economic Justice (New York, NY 2009)

The School of Humanities (Brooklyn, NY 2009)

Generation Q (Queens, NY 2010)

Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls (Brooklyn, NY 2010)

LeftForum (NY, NY, 2011)

Workshop and Discussion @SUS Clubhouse   (Brooklyn, NY, 2011)

Westchester University Womens Studies Dept. (Westchester, PA, 2011)

Lakehead University (Thunder Bay Canada, 2012)

Evergreen State College (Olympia, WA, 2013)

Hampshire College (Amherst, MA, 2013)

University of Denver (Denver, CO, 2013)

2004-2005
Norris Square Neighborhood Project , Art Teacher, Philadelphia, PA

*Art Teaching Portfolio Available Upon Request

 

 

 

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QUEER PUNK PRIDE: EAT MY SPONSOR
June 6, 2014
@Silent Barn, 630 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Evade Corporate Pride and sing and dance to local queer punx Girlcrush, Homewreckers, Penguin, Public Hex, Little Waist + Zine Readings with SUZY X & EMMA CATERINE. Tabling with The Queer Detainee Empowerment Project, Support NY, Brooklyn Transcore & MORE! ALL AGES / 7PM / $5-$10 Sliding Scale.

QUEER PROPHECIES

June 19, 2014
@Sub-Mission Art Space, San Francisco, CA

Debuting at the 2014 National Queer Arts Festival, Queer Prophesies is a prophetic window, a portal into manifold queer futures. With gender expression holograms, musical visions, and stories of our queer descendants, this is a night of performance and visual art exploring queer futures, utopias, and dystopias that resist assimilation and explore the queer unknown. Featuring work by Lex Non Scripta, San Cha, Cristy C. Road, Annie Danger, Star Amerasu, Nomy Lamm, Moon Ray Ra, and more! For More info visit http://www.queerprophesies.com

Y QUE? EXHIBITION
June 13 - Sept. 8, 2014
@Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave, Austin, TX

Curated by Mas Rudas Collective, Y QUE? Will exhibit work by young Latino artists. More info to come!

FED UP FEST
July 25 - 27, 2014
@TBA, Chicago, IL

FED UP FEST is a three day, all ages, DIY music and workshop festival showcasing and celebrating queer and transgender voices in punk communities. More details coming soon! In the meantime, please visit their website at http://fedupfestchicago.org/