CHEYNERAMA

About the artist Cheyne Gallarde

cheyne gallarde is the queer artist who combines drag queens and comic books!

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About Me

Hi my name is Cheyne (pronounced "shane") Gallarde and I'm an award-winning artist & illustrator from Hawaii.

I've been a huge fan of Drag Race since the first season, and I've been making art of the queens since season 6. I've always been a fan of vintage comics, so I decided to combine my love of the queens with the vintage/retro look of comic books and thus my unique blend of comics and queens was born!

When I'm not drawing comics, I’m binge-watching reality TV, playing video games or reading comics.

STUFF I’VE DONE

  • 2010 - Speaker, Re-Think Hawaii

  • 2012 - Pele Award Winner, Rainbow Film Festival Key Visuals

  • 2013 - Speaker, PechaKucha, Honolulu Academy of Art Click to watch!

  • 2014 - Art Installation, Spalding House Contemporary Art Museum

  • 2015 - Speaker, TEDx Talk “The Power of Nostalgia” click to watch!

  • 2015 - Illustrator, “Ordinary Ohana”, written by Lee Cataluna

  • 2016 - Set & Costume Design, “Ordinary Ohana”, Honolulu Theatre for Youth

  • 2018 - Contributing Artist Installation, “Also Here”, Arts at Marks

  • 2019 - Art Installation, “Comic Book Queeroes”, STRUT San Francisco