Hyacinth Schukis (f.k.a. Allison Grace Schukis) is an artist, currently based in Portland, Oregon. They make identity and research based work, and personally identify with the terms white, queer, and chronically ill. They perform research, collect, write, and photograph, addressing historical figures in order to create new “relics” that lend or restore visual agency. Hyacinth is interested in reenactment, self-portraiture, the structure of neoclassicism, archives, martyrdom, photographic magic, the gendered lines of history, and the retrieval of once “lost” queer subjects through photographic fiction. Hyacinth completed a residency at Yale Norfolk School of Art in 2019. They hold bachelor’s degrees in Art and Art History from the University of Oregon, and are currently an MFA candidate at Image Text Ithaca.