Ria Brodell is a non-binary, trans artist, educator and author based in Boston. Their work addresses issues of gender identity, sexuality, religion and contemporary culture. Brodell attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle and an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.
Brodell has had solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, is a Lambda Literary Award Finalist, a recipient of an Artadia Award, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship and an SMFA Traveling Fellowship. Their work has appeared in The Guardian, ARTNews, The Boston Globe, The CUT and New American Paintings, among other publications. Brodell’s book, Butch Heroes, was released in 2018 via MIT Press.