Portfolio by Penis

Discover MFA Programs in Art and Writing

Logo and animations by Ebecho Muslimova, video edited by Ebecho Muslimova and Sophia Cleary.

Penis Tenets

We make music from joy and rage.
  We are flamboyantly nice and really angry.

We’re bored with fetishized mastery—we believe in virtuosity of the self.
 We publicize our vulnerabilities and try to learn from our mistakes.

We adjust our expectations and check in with ourselves: “Do I like this? Is this fun?”
  WE decide whether or not Penis has value in our lives.

We collaborate as a means of nurturing our friendship.
  We create music to heal ourselves and others. 

We trust ourselves and our creativity. 
  We are committed to transformation. 

We are Penis.
  Penis is Sophia Cleary and Samara Davis.

Penis will be opening for The Julie Ruin on October 14, 2016 at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles. Ebecho Muslimova is an artist based in New York. Listen to Penis’s EP here.

Portfolio by Karl Holmqvist
Kathy Acker by Mark Magill
Acker 01

In an unorthodox interview with TV writer and producer Mark Magill, novelist and feminist critic Kathy Acker talks about marriage, sex, God, the Thirteenth Amendment, and baseball.

Great Expectations by Kathy Acker
Shiff 4

My father’s name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit that Pip. So I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip.

An Atmosphere of Threat: Betty Tompkins Interviewed by Bean Gilsdorf
pink words are written over the female figure in a reproduced Vermeer painting titled, Women Words (Vermeer #4), by Betty Tompkins

Art that confronts abuse toward women.