Mx Justin Vivian Bond is a singer, painter, performance artist, and author of the Lambda Literary Award winning memoir TANGO: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels and Susie Says…, a collaboration with Gina Garan. V’s debut CD, Dendrophile, was self-released in 2011 and was followed by Silver Wells in 2012. In 2011 Justin Vivian’s art exhibition The Fall of the House of Whimsy was presented at Participant Inc. in New York City. Mx Bond was nominated for a Tony Award for Kiki and Herb Alive On Broadway in 2007. Other notable theatrical endeavors include starring as Warhol Superstar Jackie Curtis in Scott Wittman’s production of Jukebox Jackie: Snatches of Jackie Curtis, originating the role of Herculine Barbin in Kate Bornstein’s groundbreaking play Hidden: A Gender, touring with the performance troupe The Big Art Group and appearing in John Cameron Mitchell’s film Shortbus. Other films include Sunset Stories (2012), Imaginary Heroes (2004), and Fanci’s Persuasion (1995). Mx Bond is a recipient of The Ethyl Eichelberger Award, The Peter Reed Foundation Grant, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award for Performance Art/Theater, an Obie, and a Bessie.
Justin Vivian Bond Preps ‘Snow Angel’ Show For New York’s 54 Below, Curtis M. Wong, Huffington Post, December 7, 2012.
“Justin Bond: ‘I think everybody’s trans’,” Hermione Hoby, The Guardian, June 28, 2011.