Nao Bustamante is an internationally known and beloved artist, originally from California; she cut her teeth as an artist in the San Francisco “Art Scene” of between 1984-2001. She attended San Francisco Art Institute, where she was under the influence of the notorious New Genres department. She now resides in upstate New York, where she teaches and canoes with her poodle, Fufu (who also has an IMDB page).
Bustamante’s at times precarious and radically vulnerable work encompasses performance art, video installation, visual art, filmmaking, and writing. The New York Times (Kevin McGarry) says, “She has a knack for using her body.”