Lore Gonzales is a nonbinary Filipino-American multidisciplinary artist, photographer, theatermaker, and musician based in Oakland, CA / Chochenyo Ohlone Territory. They were born in the Philippines and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area after immigrating to the US with their parents when they were three years old.
They primarily work with and specialize in digital/analog photography, film, experimental theater/performance, music, and everything in between. They hold a BA in Ethnic Studies and Theater & Performance Studies from UC Berkeley.
With a background in visual art, theater, music, digital content, and community building, Lore’s artistic work often reflects their lived experience of being a Queer and Trans Filipinx-Person of Color. Their art often conjures up a dreamlike reality that holds infinite space for them and others to commune with their ghosts that evoke senses of longing/belonging, the subconscious, displacement, diaspora, duality, resilience, movement, and transitions. They are always striving to capture the emotional depth (and chaos) of what makes us human. Lore believes it is in this multiplicity, that we are able to embody the fluidity and fullness of our soul.
They bring an artful approach to any project and always strive to create work that is healing, liberating, queer, and full of life. Lore is passionate about community building and lifting up their communities through their art.
Outside of making art, you can find them teaching and mentoring young artists, adventuring around, tending to their garden, and reading horoscopes (they are a Libra Sun, Cancer Moon, + Virgo Rising), and walking their pup Arya.
photo by Isabell De La Cruz
SELECT CLIENTS + PUBLICATIONS
Kearny Street Workshop
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