American born and Thailand raised, Rae Threat has established herself as one of the most exciting artists in L.A. today.
Rae is renowned for her alternative approach to photography and unique ability to merge the underground art and music scene and the LGBTQ community, citing notable feminist queer porn icon Courtney Trouble to label her as the “celebrity photographer” of the queer feminist scene in San Francisco.
Rae was the first ever photographer to feature adult industry stars Jessie Andrews, Charlotte Stokely, Belladonna, Aiden Ashley, Andy San Dimas, and Gracie Glam, in lookbooks for men’s skatewear clothing line, Mishka (Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2014). Past projects also include producing and photographing Fleshbot’s iconic photoset featuring genderqueer advocate Jiz Lee and Stoya (2011), Mad Decent Records’s first fashion lookbook featuring Skrillex and Diplo (2014), and a design collaboration with Actual Pain Clothing (2013).
Rae has exhibited in galleries internationally from L.A. and San Francisco to Turkey, Vienna, and Berlin. Her first curated art show, “ALT to the ALT”, which featured artists Eon McKai, Kimberly Kane, Carlos Batts, and Steak Mtn, was a highlighted exhibit with Month of Photography LA (2011). Her street photography work with GroupLA was a featured showcase at the LA ART Show (2009) and installation at the San Diego Lafayette Hotel (2013) before being archived as permanent exhibits at the USC Library (Los Angeles) and The Huntington Museum (Pasadena, CA).
Spearheading Threat Films marks the next logical progression for Rae as she continues to explore challenging views and thought-provoking subjects. Current projects include a feature film documentary about Thailand’s Trans activists and their fight for equal rights, a feature documentary about women advocating against online harassment, co-producing a Bye Felipe / Change.org video campaign to help end unsolicited dick pics on the internet, exhibiting in an art show advocating for sex workers’ rights at SOMArts in San Francisco, and co-developing a video art installation with filmmaker Leslie Foster for Level Ground‘s LGBTQ Film Festival 2017.
Rae is the current artist-in-residence at Level Ground.
Select Clients & Tears:
Actual Pain Clothing
BAM Design Lab
Mad Decent Records
Marie Claire Magazine
Mishka NYC Clothing
Play It Down Records
Sundance Film Institute
2018 Failed Films Festival (Fall), Los Angeles
2018 #TheUntitledBodyProject 3D Art Show (Solo Art Show), Unit C, Los Angeles
2017 Failed Films Art Show (Spring), San Francisco
2017 “59”, Space 15 Twenty, Los Angeles
2017 Level Ground Film Festival, Pasadena
2017 “We’re Still Working: The ART of Sex Work”, SOMArts, San Francisco
2016 Failed Films Art Show (Fall), San Francisco
2016 “Queerly Beloved”, El Rio, San Francisco (Part of SF Pride Week)
2014 Permanent Collection (Group SC), Huntington Memorial Library, Pasadena
2014 LGBT Dynasty, Gallerie Sparta, West Hollywood
2014 Solo Exhibit, Private Island, Los Angeles
2013 Lafayette Hotel, Art Installation (GroupSC), San Diego
2013 Moviemento (Berlin, Germany)
2013 “TPCC”, ArtshareLA, Los Angeles
2011 “VEREIN FÜR POLITISCHE KUNST”, Palais Kabelwerk (Vienna, Austria)
2010 Brief Space, The Metreon, San Francisco
2010 “Autumn Lights”, Pershing Square, Los Angeles
2010 “L.A.ndscapes”, Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, Los Angeles
2010 “GroupSC”, Gallery Skart, Santa Monica
2010 “Trade Show”, Zirrat Bankasi Gallery (Ankara, Turkey)
2010 FADA LA Art Show, LA Convention Center
2009 Isik University Gallery, Turkey Bienniel Art Fair (Istanbul, Turkey)
2009 “LA as Subject” Permanent Archive Collection, USC Library, Los Angeles
2009 “GroupLA”, Gallery Skart, Santa Monica
2011 “ALT to the ALT”, Show Cave, Los Angeles