Xavier Schipani born in Washington DC, lives and works in Austin. He got his BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2009, with a concentration in Illustration and Painting. He has continued his painting practice participating in exhibitions all over the country, as well as abroad and created several public works as well. His work is heavily influenced by his identity as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community using his personal as a political intersection between art and activism. The subject of the trans masculine body and its portrayal are essential to him, the goal being to represent them and their undeniable existence. He believes that Art can be used as a tool for agitation, to keep reminding people that there are several ways to look at something without defining it, to keep seeing it as it evolves.