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Artwork by Ria Brodell
Katherina Hetzeldorfer c. 1477 Germany
Gouache on paper, 11 x 7 inches, 2012 (In the collection of the Davis Museum at Wellesley College)
Artwork by Ria Brodell
Clara aka "Big Ben" c. 1926 United States
Gouache on paper, 11 x 7 inches, 2014 (In the collection of the Davis Museum at Wellesley College)
Artwork by Ria Brodell
Okuhara Seiko & Watanabe Seiran 1837-1913 and 1855-1918 Japan
Gouache on paper, 11 x 7 inches, 2013 (In the collection of the Davis Museum at Wellesley College)
Artwork by Ria Brodell
Olga Nikolaevna Tsuberbiller 1885-1975 Russia
Gouache on paper, 11 x 7 inches, 2014 (In the collection of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum)
Artwork by Ria Brodell
Gregoria Piedra aka "la Macho" c. 1796 New Spain (Mexico)
Gouache on paper, 11 x 7 inches, 2018 (Private collection)
Artwork by Ria Brodell
Captain Wright c. 1834 England
Gouache on paper, 11 x 7 inches, 2016 (In the collection of the Davis Museum at Wellesley College)
Artwork by Ria Brodell
Carl Lapp, c. 1694 (Swedish Sápmi)
Gouache on paper, 2012
Artwork by Ria Brodell
Biawacheeitche or Woman Chief, c.1800-1854 (Apsáalooke Nation)
Gouache, 2011
Biography

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.