selfie, 35 mm, 2020

yoseyva is a multimedia artist whose focus is on found-object collage paintings and sculptures, digital and film photography, writing, oil pastel illustrations, jewelry, papermaking, and bookmaking. they are adaptive and ambitious in their work — always moving, flowing, and growing. they gave themselves this platform in order to document their life and work.

they have been selling their work since high school, where they would vend diy events in los angeles selling handmade patches and collage pins.

in november 2017, their freshman year of college, they founded the zine bad egg, which put emphasis on highlighting and uplifting the works of queer artists. they collected the work and self-published four zines and hosted three diy events through this collective. Issues 1 – 4 are available for purchase through their webstore.

they have also published two zines exclusively featuring their own work. the first, not approved for medical use, is a collection of marker illustrations from 2018 – 2019. the second, do you suffer, is a collection of poetry also from 2018 – 2019. Both are available for purchase here. they are currently working on their next poetry book and an art book for their exhibition road to nowhere.

most recently, they held their first solo multimedia art exhibition entitled, road to nowhere. this exhibition is an exploration of their first solo cross-country road trip which they embarked on august 2019. in april 2020, they developed a virtual installation of the exhibit which can be explored here. this exhibit was shown physically from september – october 2020 at the C33 Gallery [33 ida b wells dr, chicago, il, 60605], in this walkthrough, yoseyva will guide you through the physical form of this exhibition and explain what it’s all about!