Kiana K Manners

This series by Kiana Manners was inspired by the painting work of Claire Milbrath and her “This Must Be the Place” exhibition, which features gay male characters depicted in everyday scenes of domestic home life. As a queer, non-binary, Deaf artist exploring their feelings about gender in relation to the world around them, Manners wants to show queer and transgender individuals in environments where they feel most comfortable. This is not only a physical place, but a state of mind that transgender people often find when they are at home in their bodies. The original title for both Milbrath’s and Manner’s series comes from the popular song “This Must Be the Place” by the Talking Heads. This is an ongoing project.