Georden West is a media artist whose work explores historic authenticity, ecstasy, and reimagines historical characters in the context of modernity. Their fashion work explores fashion as an inherently queer medium of gender expression.
Georden holds a BA and a Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies from Hollins University and was the recipient of the Annie Terrill Bushnell and the Nicole Kohn Film Awards along with being a Batten Scholar. Georden is an Emerson Fellow and will received their MFA from Emerson College in December 2018.
Georden's fashion work has been exhibited internationally and was nominated in categories including Best Director and Best Cinematography at the International Fashion Film Awards in 2018 while they were still a student. Their work has been exhibited at the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Olin Hall Galleries, and Greenpoint Gallery and screened at the Charlotte Women’s Showcase, Pink Season Film Festival, and Bright Lights Film Series. They spent summer 2018 in London, continuing their fashion photography education at SHOWStudio. They have assisted on shoots for clients including British Vogue, Calvin Klein, Dior, V Magazine, AnOther Magazine, and more, specializing in lighting design and cinematography.
Distillery Gallery – March 2019