Allyson Mitchell

Associate Professor in Gender Sexuality and Women’s Studies, LA&PS

Allyson Mitchell’s individual and collaborative art practice uses sculpture, performance, installation, and film to explore feminist and queer ideas for research creation. These articulations have resulted in a fat activist group called Pretty Porky and Pissed Off, a coven of lesbian feminist Sasquatch monsters and a room-sized Vagina Dentata. Recently, Mitchell and collaborator Deirdre Logue presented Killjoy’s Kastle: A Lesbian Feminist Haunted House (Toronto, London, Los Angeles and Philadelphia). This project is an expansive and maximalist queer nightmare of epic proportions.

Mitchell and Logue directed the F.A.G Feminist Art Gallery in Toronto and satellite spaces from 2010-2020. Currently, they are developing FAR Feminist Artist Residency on 64 acres of conservation protected land in Ontario Canada. Allyson Mitchell is an Associate Professor in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at York University.