Raegan Truax

(United States)

Raegan Truax is a New York City based durational performance artist who recently relocated to the Bay Area to pursue a PhD at Stanford University in The Department of Theatre and Performance Studies. Her artistic work is intimate and intersubjective.  She creates visceral, corporeal environments and takes breath, sweat, and skin as basic materials for works that exhaust, endure, and provoke the simultaneity of art and life.  In her longest work to date, if this gets messy, Truax created anti-productive, repetitive movement scores and concluded the weeklong performance with a consecutive twenty-eight hour performance during which she never left, sat down, ate, drank, spoke, or looked at a clock.

Truax was part of the first cohort of artists-in-residence at ZK/U and her work has additionally been presented at SOMarts in San Francisco, The New Museum in New York City as collaborator to Carlos Motta’s international art project “We Who Feel Differently”, Performance Studies International, The Northern California Performance Platform, Stanford’s Department of Art and Architecture, and Dance Theatre Workshop in New York City.

Truax holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Colorado College; an MA in Humanities and Social Thought with a concentration in Gender Politics from John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Program at NYU; and an MA in Performance Studies from NYU.