I am an artist and musician who does a solo project called Rind
I make multi-media projects about kinship structures, both experienced and imagined. These structures are built through the feelings of scarcity and abundance, loneliness and community, prophetic pasts and projected futures, that I've felt participating in various and overlapping DIY, feminist, and queer scenes and friendship networks.
I've performed at house shows, basements, warehouses, backyards and other grandly-unofficial venues throughout the US. I've also performed and shown work at Art in General, Suzanne Geiss Company, Dumbo Arts Center, The Sculpture Center, and Orchard, all in NYC, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, The National Gay and Lesbian Archives in Los Angeles, ISpace, Gallery 400, Green Lantern, and the Co-Prosperity Sphere, all in Chicago.
My work has been written about in the New York Times, ArtNews, The Comics Journal, The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, Proximity Magazine, Chicago Reader, TimeOut Chicago, and New City. I've received grants from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the Critical Fierceness grant, and a sonic artist residency at the Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago.
Having spent formative years in Chicago and a brief stint in the Bay Area, I now live in Los Angeles.
I went by the name Dewayne Slightweight from 2004 to 2010.