Ria Brodell is an artist based in Boston whose current body of work addresses issues of gender identity, sexuality, religion, and contemporary culture. Brodell attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, received a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle (2002), and an MFA from the Museum School/Tufts University (2006). Brodell was recently awarded an MCC Fellowship in Drawing (2014), an SMFA Traveling Fellowship (2013), and an Artist’s Resource Trust Grant from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (2012) in support of their current series, Butch Heroes. Brodell has had solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S., including Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles (2010); Judi Rotenberg, Boston (2009); Swarm Gallery, Oakland (2008); Aqua Art, Miami (2008); DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA (2007); and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2005). Brodell’s work has appeared in ARTNews, The Boston Globe, Beautiful Decay, New American Paintings, Art New England, Art Slant: San Francisco, Daily Serving, The Phoenix, and Boston Magazine.