Rachel Trusty

Alex, Anna, and Jo is part of an ongoing series that explores queer domestic imaginaries through narrative. Pieces in this series feature realistically rendered figures in colored pencil contrasted with mixed-media, abstract backgrounds. Each piece evokes the quiet domestic lives of queer femme and androgynous individuals.

Dr. Rachel Trusty (she/her) is an artist and educator originally from central Arkansas, currently living in Selinsgrove, PA. She holds an M.F.A. in studio arts from Lesley College in Boston, MA (2011) and a Ph.D. in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS (2022). Trusty’s research and art practice forefront overlooked histories of LGBT+ individuals in rural and Southern areas of the United States. Her work has been included in solo and group exhibitions nationally. Trusty’s work can be seen on her website www.racheltrusty.com.