Celeste Connor

Celeste Connor (aka Rrosa Seconda & Iris Ronnoc) is an artist, art critic, and eco-sophist who received her MFA from California College of the Arts and a doctorate in modern art at the University of California at Berkeley. A visual artist working in trans-genres, Connor is also founder of CUT UP Productions, an independent photo and video enterprise. Her essays and reviews have appeared in Artweek, Women’s Studies Journal, Women of Vision, Public Art Review, and Plastic Antinomy, and on various websites, including Stretcher and the East Bay Voice (serving the GLBT art-interested communities), and more recently ComPAct and Daily Serving.

Connor’s acclaimed book on American modernism, Democratic Visions, was published by the UC Press in 2001. Her video work has been screened at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Herbst Hall at UC Berkeley, and the Honolulu Center for the Arts. Her digital prints have been exhibited at SOMAR gallery, San Francisco, and Salon II in Berkeley. She is an associate professor in the Visual Studies Program at California College of the Arts.