Zeph Fishlyn is a queer visual artist and cultural organizer who uses diverse media to explore the intersections between art and activism. From drawings to street interventions to participatory installation to film sets, Zeph's work is dedicated to storytelling, dreaming and serious play. Their most recent drawings, prints, and interactive works focus on resilience in the face of personal and collective loss. From 2011-2015, Zeph focused on creative responses to the SF Bay Area's economic and housing crisis, in collaboration with grassroots groups like Heart of the City Collective and the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project. From 2007-2010 Zeph worked as a researcher, illustrator and storyteller with the Beehive Design Collective's True Cost of Coal graphics campaign, an intricate portable mural and workshop developed in collaboration with Appalachian grassroots organizations that has traveled to hundreds of cities in the US and internationally.
Zeph is an MFA Candidate in the Art and Social Practice program of Portland State University.