https://calendar.massart.edu/event/brian_mccook_katya_artist_talk Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Tower Auditorium
621 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Art, Innovation, Lectures & Conferences, Social Good
YOU ARE INVITED! Join the Massachusetts College of Art and Design's Studio for Interrelated Media and Office of Student Engagement as we welcome MassArt Alum and Drag Extraordinaire Brian McCook, also known as Katya Yekaterina Petrovna Zamolodchikova for an Artist Talk on Saturday, April 8th, 2023.
To register and get tickets for the event, please follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/massart-alum-brian-mccook-aka-katya-artist-talk-tickets-542988050877
Questions? Reach out to Luchiano Montero ([email protected]).
BIO: Brian McCook is an actor, author, and performing artist who, after graduating from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, began performing as the drag persona Katya Zamolodchikova. Katya achieved notoriety after placing 5th on the 7th season of the reality competition series RuPaul's Drag Race and runner-up on the second season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars. In 2019 Katya wrote and performed a solo show which toured North America, Europe, the UK, and Australia.
Katya frequently collaborates alongside Drag Race alumna (season 7, and winner of All stars 3) Brian Firkus aka Trixie Mattel. The duo recently completed a worldwide tour of sold-out shows in 14 countries.
Katya and Trixie star in the acclaimed web series UNHhhh (now in its 8th season), as well as Netflix’s I Like to Watch series on YouTube, and also host the award-winning podcast The Bald and the Beautiful on the Studio71 network. They published their first book, Trixie and Katya’s Guide to Modern Womanhood which made its debut on the New York Times Bestseller List in 2020 and they released a follow-up, Working Girls, in 2022.
Katya has appeared on television in scripted roles on Playing House, Lucifer, Tales of the City, Love Victor, and Room 104 and also as herself in an episode of the viral hit Showtime series Ziwe. In 2020 she released her EP Vampire Fitness and music videos for the singles Ding Dong, Come in Brazil, and Be Your Own Dentist. She lives in Los Angeles with her ex-husband Glen and her 4 beautiful daughters.