Raquel Gutiérrez is an arts critic/writer, poet, and educator. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Gutiérrez credits the queer and feminist DIY post-punk 'zine culture of the 1990s, plus Los Angeles County and Getty paid arts internships which introduced them to the various vibrant art and music scenes and communities throughout Southern California. Gutiérrez is a 2021 recipient of the Rabkin Prize in Arts Journalism, as well as a 2017 recipient of the The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. Her/their writing has recently appeared in or is forthcoming in Art In America, NPR Music, Places Journal, and The Georgia Review. Gutiérrez teaches in the Oregon State University-Cascades Low Residency Creative Writing MFA Program. Her/their new book Brown Neown (Coffee House Press, 2022) is an ekphrastic memoir that considers what it means to be a Latinx artist during the Trump era.
Reading(s) will be streamed via the Creative Writing Program's YouTube Channel.