Savannah Knoop

Savannah Knoop is a NYC-based multi-disciplinary artist, and writer. They received their BA at CUNY under the mentorship of Vito Acconci, and their MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in Sculpture+Extended Media. They have exhibited and performed at the Whitney Museum, MoMA, the ICA Philadelphia, the Leslie Lohman Museum, David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University, Nina Johnson Gallery in Miami, and Nicelle Beauchene in New York. In 2001, Savannah Knoop founded the clothing line Tinc, which ran until 2009. From 2009-2016 Knoop co-hosted the monthly queer audio-visual party WOAHMONE. In 2007, they published their memoir Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT LeRoy (Seven Stories Press) and adapted it into a screenplay, co-producing the resulting feature-length film JT Leroy (Universal Pictures, 2019) directed by Justin Kelly, and starring Kristen Stewart as Knoop. Alongside Brontez Purnell, Knoop is working to adapt his novel, Since I Laid My Burden Down, into a feature film of the same title. Knoop has written essays for the LA Review of Books, 032C, Dazed, Critical Correspondence, and Cultured Magazine.