"I can't help it's being gay. I have been a full-time fag for the past five years, I realized the other day. Everyone I know is gay, everything I do is gay, all my fantasies are gay, I am what Gus called those people we used to see in the discos, bars, baths all the time- remember? Those were the people we used to see EVERYWHERE, every time we went out, so that you wanted to call the police and have them arrested? - I am a doomed queen." -except from Dancer from the Dance: A Novel, 1978 by Andrew Holleran

"I can't help it's being gay. I have been a full-time fag for the past five years, I realized the other day. Everyone I know is gay, everything I do is gay, all my fantasies are gay, I am what Gus called those people we used to see in the discos, bars, baths all the time- remember? Those were the people we used to see EVERYWHERE, every time we went out, so that you wanted to call the police and have them arrested? - I am a doomed queen."

-except from Dancer from the Dance: A Novel, 1978 by Andrew Holleran

Bio: Nicki Green is a transdisciplinary artist based in San Francisco whose work focuses on craft processes and explores topics of history preservation, ornamentation and queer, trans and Jewish community dynamics. Originally from New England, she received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2009 and has exhibited her work nationally, notably at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art Annex in New York, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, New York. She has contributed to numerous publications including Bend Over Magazine (Berlin) and Maximum Rock n Roll (San Francisco.) In 2015, she received a grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission to study the overlapping themes of Jewish mysticism and transgender bodies, and recently she was commissioned to produce a limited edition of neo-archival mugs commemorating the Gene Compton’s Cafeteria Riot for the San Francisco GLBT History Museum. She is a current MFA candidate in the department of Art Practice at the University of California, Berkeley, and is represented by 2nd Floor Projects in San Francisco.