Artist In Residence Natasha Marin presents: READ & BLEED through March at Twilight Gallery

natasha-marin-readandbleed Twilight Gallery is pleased to announce our first Artist in Residence of 2016 - Natasha Marin. Marin will use her residency to create space devoted to self-care for women and women identified women ONLY. We are beyond excited to have this magic women moving through space and time. She is a force of nature.

What: (Read and be Read To) When: The Day Before Valentine's Where: Twilight Gallery in West Seattle *Bring your favorite book, pillow, and blankie Dress-code: Super Casual, as in PJs, sweats, yoga pants, fuzzy socks ... the kind of attire you wear when bleeding. WINE & CHOCOLATE will be provided.

Natasha Marin is a Black woman who does too much. She's tired of many things--the philandering fingers of the White Imagination scratching micro-aggressions skin-deep, the daily time-waste of White Guilt, the invisibility of unchecked privilege, the unearned territory of White Fragility ... but Natasha is not tired of forging safe spaces for Genuine Encounter. During her AIR tenure at Twilight she will be hosting intimate events like Read & Bleed, a women-only space for sharing and self-care.

A poet and interdisciplinary artist. Her written work has been translated into several languages and has been showcased in exhibitions, performances and events around the world. She is a Cave Canem fellow and a Hedgebrook alum who has been published in periodicals like the Feminist Studies Journal, African American Review, and the Caribbean Writer. She received grants from the City of Austin, Artist Trust, and the City of Seattle for community projects involving text-based, visual, performance, and multimedia art.

Marin is also the conceptual artist behind projects like the Seattle People of Color Salon (SPoCS), Miko Kuro’s Midnight Tea, and the Red Lineage Project. Her work is interactive, adaptive, collaborative and cross-genre. Her inability "to know her place" comes from a nomadic upbringing during which she collected three citizenships. She makes a practice of eating beauty and being radically transparent.