Friday, November 8, 2013


still from "Shooting Geronimo"

If 19th century "documentarian" George Catlin married noted queer artist Paul Cadmus the two famous painters might have produced a son like Kent Monkman.  Monkman is a Canadian artist of Cree descent who lives and works in Toronto.  In addition to a impressive portfolio of whimsical paintings, Monkman also performs in drag under the name Miss Chief Eagle Testickle.

I had the good fortune to view a video starring Monkman's two-spirited alter-ego, "Dance of Miss Chief", earlier this week at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal.  The exhibition, "Beat Nation", chronicles the connections between "art, hip hop and aboriginal culture".  Unfortunately, I couldn't find a copy of "Dance of Miss Chief" posted anywhere online.   Thankfully however, I found a wealth of images documenting Monkman's impressive oeuvre.

See a sample of Monkman's work below.

Visit his website HERE.

still from "Dance of Miss Chief"

from the performance "Group of Seven Inches"

Miss Chief visits the Museum of the American in Indian in Washington, D.C.

"Séance" at the Royal Ontario Museum



  1. I loved everything about that! Miss Chief, Paul had it all. So much fun. Laughed out loud. Thanks.

  2. This is so beautiful and powerful. Thanks for posting about "Beat Nation" at Le Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. I'll go check it out.