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Rahne Alexander

Rahne Alexander

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Artist Work

Heretic to Housewife
2019
Chapbook
64 pp
Dude Descending a Staircase #1
2018
Video
5:05
Grey Area
2020
Mixed Media
11"x35"
50’♀ - "Came So Far For Beauty"
2016
Audio
4:56
Santa Librada
2018
Audio

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Film, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Music, Performing Arts

Artist Bio

Rahne Alexander is an intermedia artist based in Baltimore, Maryland.

She performs music with several bands, including Santa Librada, 50’♀, White Wing Dove, and Flaming Creatures, and previously with Guided By Wire and The Degenerettes. Rahne is an essayist, contributing to anthologies such as the Lambda Literary Award-winning Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica, the Lammy-nominated Resilience Anthology, and the forthcoming Love, You. Her first book of collected essays, Heretic to Housewife, was published by Neon Hemlock in 2019.

Her video art has been screened in galleries and festivals across the country, and she is an alumna of Signal Culture and the Experimental Television Center. Queer Interiors, a year-long collaborative multimedia installation was commissioned by the Baltimore Museum of Art in 2016. A component of this installation,The Baltimore LGBTQI+ Home Movie Quilt, was awarded a Saul Zaentz Innovation in Film and Media Fund fellowship. She has appeared in numerous films and videos, including Hit and Stay, Riot Acts: Flaunting Gender Deviance in Music Performance, Milo's Misfits, and Her Room

She is a former organizer for the Transmodern Festival and the Maryland Film Festival, where she served five years in charge of operations and development. Rahne has since lent her organizational and development assistance to several organizations, including the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts,  FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, Venus Theater, and Wide Angle Youth Media. 

Rahne is currently a graduate student in the Intermedia+Digital Arts MFA program at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.