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Machine Dazzle

    Machine Dazzle has been dazzling stages via costumes, sets, and performance since his arrival in New York in 1994. He has collaborated with artists Julie Atlas Muz, Big Art Group, Justin Vivian Bond, Taylor Mac, Chris Tanner, Soomi Kim, Pig Iron Theater, Bombay Rickey, and has designed projects for Opera Philadelphia and Spiegelworld.

    Dazzle’s work was recently exhibited at the Museum of Arts and Design in the solo exhibition, Queer Maximalism x Machine Dazzle. His work has also been on view at Parsons School of Design in New York City, and he contributed to memorable camp-themed looks for Diane von Furstenberg and Cara Delevingne at the 2019 Met Gala. Machine received a Bessie Award for Outstanding Visual Design and was the winner of the American Theatre Wing’s Hewes Design Award for his work in 24 Decades-A History Of Popular Music. His work for The Hang was recognized with a 2022 Drama Desk Award nomination for Best Costumes for a Musical.

    Machine Dazzle, has held residencies and performances at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Joe’s Pub, Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Moody Center for the Arts at University of Houston, Wesleyan University, Harvard University’s Theater, Dance & Media Department, and Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ. Machine Dazzle recently released an album of original songs titled Treasure, and he has been a long-time shopper at Materials for the Arts.