Imagine you are
staring at a naked butt.

On the left cheek is the letter “J” and on the right cheek are the letters “O” and “Y”. Candystore’s artistic vision is to s  p  r  e  a  d that JºOY wide. Candystore believes creativity leads to action when art is made accessible and in collaboration. She-he thinks words are fun but labels are short-sighted, if not obnoxious. Another gender non-conforming transdisciplinary artist? Who the fuck cares! And like many before shimher, Candystore was cursed to love spreadsheets and make meaning of life through poetry. But like in a fun, cute, colorful way. If you're looking for a more traditional biography, you're almost there.

Candystore was a 2018-2019 artist-in-residence with Shandaken: Governor’s Island and a 2018-2019 fellow in the Queer | Art | Mentorship program. In 2019, she-he was one of four recipients of the Shannon Michael Cane Award from Printed Matter, which allowed shimher the opportunity to produce and self publish her debut, *SOLD OUT* book of poetry, Hi Angels: Poems by Candystore, which then begat the 2020 extended version, Hi Angels: DELUXE—also sold out, sorry. 

Candystore’s writing and art have been published in PAPER Magazine, Phile Magazine, Riot of Perfume, Precog Mag, RFD, and others. She-he has performed around New York City, most notably at MoMA PS1 (though it was only in the book store) and Dixon Place (but in that weird area between the bar and the bathroom). Candystore also performs every time she-he uses a public, "binary-themed" restroom. In shimher spare time, Candystore hosts a sexy, community-focused TV show called Pubic Access. She-he loves dick and lives in Brooklyn, NY with a snake named Mascara.
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