Aay Preston-Myint is an artist, publisher, and educator working in the San Francisco Bay Area, after several years building a career and community in Chicago, Illinois. His practice employs both visual and collaborative strategies to investigate memory and kinship, often within the specific context of queer community and history. In addition to his studio work, he is a founder of No Coast, an artist partnership that prints and distributes affordable contemporary artwork, is co-director of the Chicago Art Book Fair, and has served as a DJ and organizer for Chances Dances, a party supporting and showcasing the work of queer artists in Chicago. He is currently the Program Manager at Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California, a member of the studio collective Real Time and Space in Oakland, and a Fellow at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley.
Program Manager, Headlands Center for the Arts. 2018-present.
Director, the Chicago Art Book Fair. 2017-present.
Founder, No Coast / No Coast Editions. 2008-present.
X O (solo show) | Royal Nonesuch Gallery, Oakland. Through 11.03
The Chicago Art Book Fair | Chicago Athletic Association, Chicago. 11.15-17
You Walk Into | Rainbo Club, Chicago. Through 11.30
Contrapposto | Victoria Arts Council, Victoria, BC. Through 11.30
Diversity and Leadership Fellow, Alliance of Artist Communities. Through 2020
Faculty and Studio Technician, Ox-Bow School of Art. 2015-present.
Studio Technician, Equity Committee, and Admissions, ACRE Residency. 2010-present.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Depts. of Fiber and Material Studies and Printmedia, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 2012-2018.
Organizer, Chances Dances. 2005-2017.
Editor-in-Chief, Monsters and Dust. 2009-2014.