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meet nj fox

writer | poet | artist

nj fox (b. 2001) is a black queer writer, poet and multimedia artist. 

She doesn’t limit herself to one particular form or style – she allows herself to play and try new things. She dances across genres including, but not limited to, surrealist fiction, autofiction, prose poetry and free verse, as well as other mediums such as collages and interactive installations. The core of her practice is analyzing journeys — the world’s, society’s, her generation’s, and her own. She looks at how our lives are interconnected. The constant struggle between collectivism versus individualism is a part of her African American identity that she allows the reader to come alongside and analyze within themselves and within society. 

Originally from Michigan, she received her Associates Degree in the Arts at Jackson College (2021) before attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to receive her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (2024). Her work has been published in Mouth Magazine and displayed in the Siragusa Gallery in Chicago, IL.


photo by justin cross


School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, BFA, Creative Writing, 2024

Jackson College, Adrian, MI, Associates in the Arts, 2021

Group Exhibitions

Cycles of Liberatory Love, Cellophane, Chicago, IL, 2024

Confront, Siragusa Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2024

A Seat At The Table, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL, 2023

OuRArt Exhibition, Siragusa Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2023

OuRArt Exhibition, Siragusa Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2022


...but friends make secrets / secrets don't make friends..., The Chicago Nighthawk, Chicago, IL, 2023

my body, my tomb, Mouth Magazine, Chicago, IL, 2022

AITA, Mouth Magazine, Chicago, IL, 2021

Grants and Awards:

Merit Scholarship, School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2021

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