Simone?! Satchell

2020 Create Change Fellow 

NYC | Printmaking, watercolor, mixed media, upcycled materials

Artist Bio
Simone?! Satchell is a Black New Yorker Trans Queer Non-binary differently-abled artist. Simone has lived in all 5 boroughs. He earned a BFA at Queens College in 2008. He served as a Public Ally Fellow at the Queens Museum as the Coordinator of OST Youth and Family Programs from 2015 to 2017. In 2016, Simone organized and facilitated the Set on Freedom retreat with 4 other interdisciplinary artist to explore: How do we work as a community to open up space and support for artists and communities whose main concern is daily survival in order to thrive? Simone was involved with BYP100 from 2017 to 2018. In 2018, Simone, along with other Black Trans and Gender Non-Conforming folks, founded BTGNC Resource, to share resources for and by the Black Trans and Gender Non-Conforming community. In 2018 and 2019, through Centro Corona’s Defense Committee, Simone represented Centro Corona in Hate Free Zone Queens’ Arts & Culture Committee.

What Does Abundance Mean To You?
“Abundance to me means no longer clinging to believing being unseen made me safer. I want to take up more space, be seen, be heard because I deserve that space and to create bigger space for my community who is constantly forced into a corner.”