Creator. Curator. Educator.
Cleopatra (she/they) has dedicated their life to the arts and supporting youth through creativity.
Cleopatra Redbird is a queer artist born to the Mountains of Vermont. They grew up in a home with no electricity or running water. This way of living had a huge impact on how they viewed the world, and the connection between humans and nature. They spent many years traveling the country and learning from different communities.
Cleopatra holds a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the University of West Florida and California College of the Arts. Their focus centered on Printmaking and Textiles, literature and art history. After graduating college, Cleopatra attended a printmaking workshop at Making Art Safely in Santa Fe, NM. They joined artists from around the world to experiment and discover safe lithography techniques with Master Printer, Jeff Sippel.
They opened and ran a small DIY gallery space in Pensacola FL. in the following years. 512 Gallery's mission was to create a safe space for young artists to show their work and build community amongst other creators and supporters. 512 Gallery hosted art openings for young painters, photographers, ceramicists, musicians, and more. Cleopatra now co-directs an art non-profit in Central Vermont.
Certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid and Culinary Arts, Cleopatra is working towards a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. On a typical day, they can be found working in their gardens or making art in their home studio in Chester VT.
Self-Portrait, digital, 2022