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BIO

Wild interests and an inclination to rage against the machine with a flair that could equal the groupies and rock stars who fascinate her, Lucretia Tye Jasmine, born in Boston and raised in Kentucky, is a writer and artist living in Los Angeles. She earned her BFA in filmmaking from New York University (1988, University Honors Scholar), and her MFA in Critical Studies from CalArts (2006, survivor of the experience).

Veganism and feminism are primary themes in her art and writing. Rough edges and cheap copies indicate her DIY approach; the handmade and recycled, her interest in resourcefulness and popular culture. Groupies and rock stars figure prominently. Eating disorders, rape, self-mutilation, and animal rights are central topics as glamour, disguise, denial, and complicity are examined. Decaying flower petals with push pins, glitter with lipstick kisses, comic book panels and Polaroids signal pop culture, dress-up, and the ruined natural world. The treatment of animals, sea life, and winged critters is a theme in much of her work. Lucretia’s collection of short fiction was inspired by the myths and legends surrounding groupies and rock stars, as is much of her fine art. Concert footage includes Alice Bag, Bikini Kill, Fugazi, Girl Jesus, Glitterbust, the Julie Ruin, Le Butcherettes, Lucid Nation, and Luxury Cruisers.

Lucretia’s art, films, and zines have been exhibited nationally, notably in the Alien She traveling multi-media art exhibition about riot grrrl; the Museum of Broken Relationships; the Joanie 4 Jackie/Big Miss Moviola video chain letter; Loyola’s Girls on Film Festival; the New York Times; and the Punk Museum Los Angeles. Her zines have been excerpted for scholarly treatises on Third Wave feminism and the zine revolution. Her work is also housed in museums and libraries, including Duke University’s Rare Book archives; the Getty Center; the Fales Special Collections Library at NYU, and the United States Library of Congress. In 2019, Lucretia presented her Powerpoint paper, “Karen Carpenter,” at University of California, Long Beach. She’s presented at the Museum of Popular Culture: in 2019, “Death and the Maiden: Karen Carpenter;” in 2018, “Groupie Feminism: GTO’s, Girls Together Outrageously;” and, in 2017, Lucretia performed her riot grrrl zine art, “A Grrrl’s Diary: Oh God I’m A Girl.”

She created Writers Together Outrageously, a showcase of readings with legendary luminaries from the GTO’s, Girls Together Outrageously, and students who contributed to the Pamela Des Barres writer’s workshop anthology, “Let It Bleed: How to Write A Rockin’ Memoir.”

Lucretia’s award-winning writing is published in the US and Canada. Recent publications include articles for Please Kill Me online; essays for “Women Who Rock: From Bessie To Beyoncé, Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl,” edited by Evelyn McDonnell (2018); and lyric memoir essays for “Let It Bleed: How To Write A Rockin’ Memoir,” edited by Pamela Des Barres (2017).

As a professor of creative writing, art history, and aesthetics, Lucretia’s redesigned courses and compiled archives to include women. Author of “The “F” Word,” a podcast about the four waves of feminism, she also created the PowerPoint presentation, “Uh Oh! Odalisque: Counteracting Gender and Racial Bias in the Online Classroom,” recently presented at Universities Art Association of Canada, and PowerPoint presentations about academic, arts, and creative writing as well as art historical terminology.

Lucretia volunteers, too, as a member of the activist collective she co-founded, Turn It Up!, which advocates for gender parity in music. She also writes reviews of feminist, music, and groupie projects for The Los Angeles Beat; writes shortform profiles on Facebook for “Women in the History of Art” and on Instagram for “Women in Art History”; and produces segments about groupies, veganism, and music for Feminist Magazine Radio. Lucretia DJ’d two radio shows about groupies and rock ‘n roll women for Lady Jam’s Jukebox (2019, 2017).

Current projects are oral histories for the “riot grrrl Los Angeles 1992-1995” mixtape zine, and “The Groupie Gospels” mixtape zine. Lucretia’s interviewed several notorious women about their rock & roll adventures as she develops her own thesis on feminism and rock & roll!

A riot grrrl memoir is in the works. Also, Lucretia has completed what could be the next Great American Novel…as yet unpublished! It began as her thesis in the form of a zine.

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

What (hopefully!) happens with my students when I am teaching or workshopping is what (hopefully!) happens when I write or make art on my own: applied magic. It is a visitation from the muses, best to heed them! I approach my class with yielding discipline, intentional with my precisely organized syllabus yet open to the spontaneity of revelation. Encouraging discovery rather than asserting domination is my strategy. Creative applications of critical thinking are usually accomplished!

LINKS to projects and promo

Art

Lucretia Tye Jasmine’s riot grrrl art, A Grrrl’s Diary, in LA Weekly

Lucretia Tye Jasmine’s zine contribution in Love Letter To A Feminist

Lucretia Tye Jasmine’s art included in Project Women

Lucretia Tye Jasmine’s art shown in Saatchi Online

Lucretia Tye Jasmine included in the riot grrrl census

Lucretia Tye Jasmine’s zine contribution to The Riot Grrrl Project

Lucretia Tye Jasmine’s art in Womenarts.org

Zines by Lucretia Tye Jasmine included in the first traveling and comprehensive riot grrrl art exhibition, Alien She

Films

Lucretia Tye Jasmine’s concert footage of Bikini Kill in the New York Times online

Lucretia Tye Jasmine’s ten-minute film, daybreak, included in Miranda July’s video collection at the Getty, article in Artforum

Lucretia Tye Jasmine’s film, daybreak, included in Miranda July’s video collection at the Getty, article in The New York Times

Lucretia Tye Jasmine’s films shown at Grrrls On Film Festival at Loyola

Lucretia Tye Jasmine’s films at Evelyn McDonnell’s Grrrls on Film Festival, Grrrls Take Over

Tweets about Evelyn McDonnell’s Grrrls On Film Festival at Loyola, including Lucretia Tye Jasmine’s films, daybreak and Quinn

Radio

Feminist Magazine: Lucretia Tye Jasmine talks with Chanty and Lynx about their Muses & Stuff podcast

Feminist Magazine: Lucretia Tye Jasmine talks with Tanya Pearson about the fundraising lunch for Women in Rock Oral History Project

Feminist Magazine: Lucretia Tye Jasmine talks with punk rocker, rock star drummer, and dog walker, Patty Schemel

Feminist Magazine: Lucretia Tye Jasmine talks with punk rock love activist, author Stacy Russo

Feminist Magazine: Lucretia Tye Jasmine talks with vegan animal rights activists, author Carol J. Adams and museum founder, Carolyn Mullin

Feminist Magazine year end music special

Feminist Magazine: Lucretia Tye Jasmine talks with SuperGroupie and bestselling author, Pamela Des Barres

Feminist Magazine: Lucretia Tye Jasmine talks with Tanya Pearson about her Women in Rock Oral History Project

Writing

The LA Beat, review of Grace Slick’s art show at Mr Musichead Gallery, October, 2019

The LA Beat, review of Barry Manilow and Lorna Luft in concert at The Hollywood Bowl, September, 2019

The LA Beat, promo of Turn It Up! fundraiser at the Echoplex, July, 2019

The LA Beat, review of Gone With the Wind, March, 2019

The LA Beat, review of Dan Reed’s documentary, Leaving Neverland, March, 2019

The LA Beat, review of conversation with and costumes of Dolly Parton at Grammy Museum, February, 2019

The LA Beat, review of book by self-identified mermaid, Dame Darcy, Hi Jax and Hi Jinx: Life’s A Pitch and Then You Live Forever, January, 2019

The LA Beat, review of documentary by writer/director Andrea Blaugrund Nevins, and producer, Cristan Crocker,Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie, December, 2018

The LA Beat, review of Kelly Mullis’s play, Marilyn Monroe: The Last Interview, November, 2018

The LA Beat, Lucretia Tye Jasmine’s evening with great art and a great panel about art collecting at Christie’s, October, 2018

The LA Beat, review of Scorpions with Queensryche at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, September, 2018

The LA Beat, review of Susanna Nicchiarelli’s film, Nico, 1988, August, 2018

The LA Beat, review of Mae West’s play, Sex, at the Hudson Theater in Hollywood, May, 2018

Official Pamela Des Barres website posts my LA Beat review about her rock tour!

The LA Beat, review of Pamela Des Barres rock tour, March, 2018

The LA Beat, review of Jenn Pelly and Patty Schemel’s book readings, February, 2018

The LA Beat, review of Tanya Pearson’s Women of Rock Oral History Project fundraising launch, January, 2018

Lucretia Tye Jasmine’s writing presented by The Kentucky Girlhood Project

Medium, short story about animal activism, 2017

Medium, essay about riot grrrl, 2017, you and me and riot grrrl

Medium, Lucretia Tye Jasmine’s Groupie Manifesto, 2016

Medium, review of Richard Hell reading at the Broad, 2016, WTH – Richard Hell

Please Kill Me online, article about JabberJaw and Michelle Juliette Carr, October, 2019

Please Kill Me online, article about L7’s Jennifer Precious Finch, August, 2019

Please Kill Me online, article about Star magazine, January, 2019

Please Kill Me online, article about Morgana Welch, October, 2018

Official Cherry Vanilla website posts my article about her!

Please Kill Me online, article about Cherry Vanilla, August, 2018

Please Kill Me online, article about groupies on vinyl, July, 2018

Please Kill Me online, article about musician, Jarboe, June, 2018

Please Kill Me online, article about Cynthia Plaster Caster, April, 2018

Turn It Up! nominates Bette Midler for our Hall of Fame, September, 2019

Words To Go, short story, Pop Star Sparkling

Events, Interviews and Zines

Women Who Rock at Page Against the Machine 11.2.19

Lucretia Tye Jasmine presents her paper at MoPOP, 2019, Death and the Maiden: Karen Carpenter

Valecia Philips interviews Women Who Rock on Feminist Magazine Radio 12.18.18

Lina Lecaro interviews Women Who Rock on Luxuriamusic.com 12.2.18

Book Launch, Women Who Rock From Bessie to Beyonce Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl, Lucretia Tye Jasmine contributed eight articles to the anthology and reads one at the event, 10.10.18

Lucretia Tye Jasmine presents her paper at MoPOP, 2018, Groupie Feminism, Girls Together Outrageously

Artist First interview with Lucretia Tye Jasmine, 10.3.16

Lucretia Tye Jasmine profiled by joanie4jackie, Where Is She Now?

Lucretia Tye Jasmine profiled by somandulte, Women Crush Wednesday

Writers Together Outrageously, organized by Lucretia Tye Jasmine

Lucretia Tye Jasmine donates some of her riot grrrl and zine collection to NYU