Ali Liebegott

Installation view
Works in Exhibition:

Title: Gym Memberships I’ve Never Used, 2010
Dimensions: 8.5 by 11”
Medium: Pen, ink, watercolor on Arches Cold Press

Title: Years That Rainer Maria Rilke’s Mother Dressed Him as a Girl, 2011
Dimensions: 8.5 by 11”
Medium: Pen, ink, watercolor on Arches Cold Press

Title: # of Files the F.B.I. Kept on James Baldwin, 2011
Dimensions: 8.5 by 11”
Medium: Pen, ink, watercolor on Arches Cold Press

Title: Poems that Emily Dickinson Wrote in her Lifetime, 2010
Dimensions: 8.5 by 11”
Medium: Pen, ink, watercolor on Arches Cold Press

Title: Poems that Emily Dickinson Published in her Lifetime, 2010
Dimensions: 8.5 by 11”
Medium: Pen, ink, watercolor on Arches Cold Press

Title: Lesbian Tears Found at the Bottom of The Well of Loneliness, 2011
Dimensions: 8.5 by 11”
Medium: Pen, ink, watercolor on Arches Cold Press

Title: The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House, 2011
Dimensions: 8.5 by 11”
Medium: Pen, ink, watercolor on Arches Cold Press

Title: Donuts That Were My Soulmates, 2011
Dimensions: 8.5 by 11”
Medium: Pen, ink, watercolor on Arches Cold Press

Title: Law & Order Episodes Where it’s the Woman’s Fault, 2011
Dimensions: 8.5 by 11”
Medium: Pen, ink, watercolor on Arches Cold Press

Title: Butches That Are Better Than You, 2010
Dimensions: 8.5 by 11”
Medium: Pen, ink, watercolor on Arches Cold Press

Title: Paintings Van Gogh Sold in his lifetime, 2010
Dimensions: 8.5 by 11”
Medium: Pen, ink, watercolor on Arches Cold Press

Title: Stray Cats I Want to Save With You, 2011
Dimensions: 8.5 by 11”
Medium: Pen, ink, watercolor on Arches Cold Press

Title: Suicide Notes Hart Crane Left, 2011
Dimensions: 8.5 by 11”
Medium: Pen, ink, watercolor on Arches Cold Press

Title: Sleazy Hotels I Want to Fuck You In, 2010
Dimensions: 8.5 by 11”
Medium: Pen, ink, watercolor on Arches Cold Press

Artist’s Description:

I’m a writer & self-taught artist who began painting on a daily basis in the weeks after 9/11. Many of the pieces here come from a series I’ve been doing called “Literary Lists”. I like to play with the idea of what is a fact, especially since I come from a long lineage of lost/ignored queer history. I try to make a painting every day, so nothing feels too precious. Lastly, as an artist I feel it’s imperative to represent donuts positively in art. They deserve it. They give their lives for us, asking nothing in return.

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