Cooper Lee Bombardier is a visual artist and writer from the South Shore of Boston. He has been a construction worker, a cook, a carpenter, a union stagehand, a welder, a shop steward, a dishwasher, a truckdriver, a bouncer, and a housepainter, among other things, for a paycheck. In 2014 the Huffington Post named him one of “10 Transgender Artists Who Are Changing The Landscape Of Contemporary Art.” His visual art hung most recently  in shows at Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, NM; the National Queer Arts Festival in San Francisco, and at Helltown Workshop in Provincetown, MA, and has been published in the journals Faggot Dinosaur and CutBank. His writing appears in various print and online publications, including The Kenyon Review, MATRIX  Magazine, NAILED Magazine, CutBank Literary Journal, Original Plumbing, Unshod Quills, Cavalcade, Provocateur, and The Rumpus; and several anthologies, including From the Inside Out: Radical Gender Transformation FTM and Beyond, Trans/Love, Sister Spit: Writing, Rants and Reminiscence from the Road, from City Lights Books, and the forthcoming anthology,The Remedy: Queer and Trans Writing on Health and Healthcare, from Arsenal Pulp Press. A veteran of the first Sister Spit tours, he performs, lectures, and exhibits art across North America. He's been a featured visual artist at the National Queer Arts festival and a Lambda Literary fellow. Cooper teaches writing at Portland State University, the University of Portland, online at LitReactor, and to high school students as a Writer in Residence through Literary Arts' Writers In The Schools program. He is currently lives and creates in beautiful Portland, Oregon.

Photo by Brook Shelley

Photo by Brook Shelley