Mikey Vibal is a Queer multidisciplinary artist, writer and art historian working in Los Angeles. She makes drawings that are images of trauma, and healing that rebuild and define her own Queer narrative. Carving away the black surface of her drawings to expose the color beneath, Vibal reveals the concept of Queer time – defined as a nonlinear experience as opposed to the more linear experience of heterosexual and cis gender people among life milestones. The rainbow palette reveals celebration, trauma, and identity as a Queer woman of color and her writing critiques how Queer artists have been presented throughout history.
Vibal is a member of the CSUDH Queer Resource Center and DH Arts Collective. She is a teaching artist at the Cordial Eye Gallery in Massachusetts and the Get Loud Movement in California. Vibal frequently publishes work in Queer zines and will receive a B.A. in Studio Art and Art History at California State University Dominguez Hills in 2021.