Finding new ways to de-learn ingrained fallacies leads to a more instinctual rooted self from African and Puerto Rican worlds and works that are continuously transformative and usually humorous. Tiffany Joy Butler challenges notions of heteronormativity, entitlement and superiority through the use of video and internet based projects. Currently residing in The Bronx, Tiffany Joy’s experimental films and projects are greatly influenced by her life in the Hudson Valley and New York City. Her memoirs have been published as part of the Bodega Monthly Anthology, Muchacha Zine, and Telling Our Stories Press. Her films have been screened at the Queens Museum, Open Space Gallery and A.I.R. Gallery. She graduated with a BFA from the Art + Design program at Alfred University, has attended the Vermont Studio Center and co-facilitated a Revolution Within The Racial Imagination workshop at the Latinx Artist Retreat. Presently, she is the coordinator and founder of Hot Cabinet, and she teaches English at Bluedata International Institute as she works on her first feature length screenplay.

Photo: Sandy Honig