LINDSEY CHEREK WALLER
BASED IN RED WING, MN
I use they/them and she/her pronouns, and I’m a studio artist at the Anderson Center. I am a painter, and I paint to create a queer, non-binary world where pleasure can be experienced beyond what capitalism allows.
I primarily paint queer, trans, and gender non-conforming people and ideas. The LGBTQIA+ community has been intentionally removed from the public eye for centuries, and I want my paintings to be a space to document and honor the existence and vibrance of my community. There is so much power in image-making and in many ways I believe it captures the things that are hard to talk about. It cultivates a space to share dialogue, consider ideas and experiences we haven’t been given words for yet (both intentionally and unintentionally), and in that, influence our language to change and evolve. Ultimately, image making is a way to help us be more imaginative about the world we want to create and activate us to actually create it.
I want us to build a place where we all belong, and we are all celebrated for sharing our fullest, most vulnerable and glimmering selves with the world. I think making art is a great place to start.