Rahne Alexander is an intermedia artist based in Baltimore, Maryland.
She performs music with her several bands, including Santa Librada, 50’♀, and Flaming Creatures, and previously with Guided By Wire and The Degenerettes. Rahne is an essayist, contributing to anthologies such as the Lambda Literary Award-winning Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica, the Lammy-nominated Resilience Anthology, and the forthcoming Love, You. Her first book of collected essays, Heretic to Housewife, was published by Neon Hemlock in 2019.
Her video art has been screened in galleries and festivals across the country, and she is an alumna of Signal Culture and the Experimental Television Center. Queer Interiors, a year-long collaborative multimedia installation was commissioned by the Baltimore Museum of Art in 2016. A component of this installation,The Baltimore LGBTQI+ Home Movie Quilt, was awarded a Saul Zaentz Innovation in Film and Media Fund fellowship. She has appeared in numerous films and videos, including Hit and Stay, Riot Acts: Flaunting Gender Deviance in Music Performance, Milo's Misfits, and Her Room.
She is a former organizer for the Transmodern Festival and the Maryland Film Festival, where she served five years in charge of operations and development. Rahne has since lent her organizational and development assistance to several organizations, including the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, Venus Theater, and Wide Angle Youth Media.
PRESS & WHATNOT
“Being A Person, Being In Public,” Roundtable Discussion with Rahne Alexander, Claire Jarvis, Kyla Wazana Tompkins, Sarah Blackwood, Sarah Mesle, Kathryn VanArendonk, Cameron Awkward-Rich, Tara Bynum, and Jane Hu, Post45, 12 Feb 2019
"Premiere: Watch the Twisted Sister-referencing video for Santa Librada’s ‘Something to Say,’" Brandon Weigel, Baltimore Fishbowl, 23 May 2018
"Shortages of Injectable Estrogen Are Screwing Over Trans Women," Steven Blum, Tonic (Vice), 26 March 2018
"Buried Treasures and A Giant Dog," Jim DeRogatis, Sound Opinions, 9 March 2018
"Santa Librada," Colin McGuire, Frederick News Post, 7 March 2018
"Feeling cynical? Here's your anti-Valentine's Day guide for Baltimore" Chris Kaltenbach, Baltimore Sun, 7 Feb 2018
"Born This Way," Ron Cassie, Baltimore Magazine, Jan 2018
"A Few Things to Know About Being Transgender," NPR, 21 Nov 2017
Nasty Women: Art Talks, Rahne Alexander at Arlington Arts Center, October 2017
"A Body That Finally Makes Sense," Tom Rainieri, NYU Langone Health News & Views, September 2017
"Abuse & Accountability in the Arts Scene: A Reckoning," Maura Callahan & Rebekah Kirkman, City Paper, 23 August 2017
"Interview with Santa Librada," Hannah Clawson, Waxy Jane, 18 July 2017
"A 50-Soundtrack to Life During the Trump Regime: 50’♀ - 'Came So Far For Beauty,'" Andrew Holter, City Paper, 22 June 2017
"Two Transgender Artists on the Importance of Queering Home," Cara Ober, Hyperallergic, 10 May 2017
"Queer Interiors: Constructing and Navigating the Home in an LGBTQI+ Body," Mia, Vector Magazine, 2016
“Going Public,” Kimberly Uslin, Baltimore Style, Sept 2016
"In Bed With: Rahne Alexander" The Nightstand, Jan 2016
"The Story of My Name Project: Rahne," Tyler Mendelsohn, FreeState Justice Blog, 4 March 2015
"Tranny Tyler Moore," Zach Kaufmann, Splice Today, 22 November 2011
"The Survival of Rahne Alexander," Michael Kimball Writes Your Life Story on a Postcard, Jan 2009