Jyoti Arvey is a San Francisco based artist working at the intersection of writing and performance. Their writing has been featured in DISSOLVE Magazine, The New Engagement, sparkle + blink, and is forthcoming from the Institute of the Cosmos. They have performed in drag venues across San Francisco as Eileen Kilometers, an immortal shape-shifter who cracked out of a Faberge egg. Currently, they are at work on a poetry collection & a novel. 

jyoti.arvey [at] gmail [dot] com

Artist Photo: Ben Nadell



2015 - Present  Writer, Russian Translator, & Social Media Manager, Gallery Moderne, Nyack, NY

2016 - 2020      Bookseller, Dog Eared Books Castro, San Francisco, CA

2014 - 2015      Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University, Novosibirsk, Russia

2014                  Bachelor of Arts in Slavic Studies, Connecticut College, New London, CT

                          Oakes and Louise Ames Prize for most outstanding thesis, Connecticut College


2020                Golden Hour: Paradise, Baker Beach, San Francisco, CA

2020                New Habits: They/Them, Convent Arts Collective, San Francisco, CA

2020                (co-curated & produced) Open Book: Spirit, Alley Cat Books, San Francisco, CA

2019                this time I am about to describe to you, RAW Performance at SAFEhouse Arts, San Francisco, CA

2019                STONE & FLESH,  RAW Performance at SAFEhouse Arts, San Francisco, CA

2019                Work More 8: Drag House, OX & VivvyAnne ForeverMORE!, Counterpulse, San Francisco, CA 

2017-2019      High Fantasy & Chasers, Aunt Charlie's Lounge, San Francisco, CA

2017-2018      Dick at Nite, Moby Dick Bar, San Francisco, CA


March 2020   Quiet Lightning, Old Devil Moon, San Francisco, CA

July 2019        Happy Endings: Sand, Witches & Sandwiches, Make Out Room, San Francisco, CA

Feb 2019        (co-curated & produced) Our Restless Blood Launch Party, Alley Cat Books, San Francisco, CA

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Interview with Dog Eared Books Castro, Argonáutica Blog, September 6th 2019

A Teacher from the US Working at Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University (in Russian), Channel OTC, Novosibirsk, Russia - May 2015