Aay Preston-Myint is an artist, publisher, curator and educator working in the San Francisco Bay Area, after several years building a career and community in Chicago, Illinois. Their 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 their studio work, they are a founder of No Coast, an artist partnership that prints and distributes affordable contemporary artwork, are co-director of the Chicago Art Book Fair, and have served as a DJ and organizer for Chances Dances, a party supporting and showcasing the work of queer artists in Chicago. They are currently the Executive Director of SF Camerawork in San Francisco, California, and support Bay Area artist communities through membership in the collective studio Real Time and Space in Oakland, Southern Exposure's Curatorial Council, and the Board of Directors at Small Press Traffic, a literary organization in San Francisco.
Dewdrops in the Garden, at Southern Exposure, 2022.
Black Embodiments Studio, 2021.
In Cahoots Residency, 2021.
Tomorrow Is Already Here, at Headlands Center for the Arts, 2020.
Kala Artist Fellowship, 2019-2020.
Diversity and Leadership Fellowship, Artist Communities Alliance, 2019-2020.
Co-Founder, No Coast/No Coast Editions and the Chicago Art Book Fair.
Faculty/Visiting Artist, Ox-Bow School of Art.
Studio Technician, ACRE Residency.
Senior Manager, Public Programs and Fellowships, Headlands Center for the Arts, 2018-2022.
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.