Frederick Weston was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and currently lives and works in New York City. He is a self-taught artist who studied fashion design and participated in the club scene in Detroit before moving to New York to enter the world of art and fashion in the mid 1970s. He is a prolific designer and interdisciplinary artist working in varied media: drawing, collage, sculpture, photography, performance, and creative writing. He has developed a vast and elaborate archive of images and ephemera related to fashion, the male body, queer subjects, and advertising. Weston’s work has been included in numerous exhibitions and programs with Visual AIDS including panels at La Mama Gallery and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Recent exhibitions include Tag: Proposals on Queer Play and the Ways Forward, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, PA; curated by Nayland Blake; A Page from My Intimate Journal (Part I) —, Gordon Robichaux, NY; Found, an exhibition curated by Avram Finkelstein, at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, NY. A recently completed oral history with Weston, by Ted Kerr, was conducted for the Archives of American Art’s Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project.