Chryssafenia is a multi-local artist,curator+art historian who spends her time in Illinois, Greece and Ecuador. She works in 2D+3D+collage+installation+performance,joining artist collectivas,often collaborating with fashion designers,fiber artists,weavers,musicians+dancers. Her themes include cross-dressing,alchemy,performativity,shamanism,interstice, the body,disability,semiotics,border+Latino studies, and sacred stories. Current work explores magical symbols,hierophanies,and how pain mitigates/intensifies these experiences. Ultimately, exploring and trying to find what inhabits the cusp.