Imp Queen is an entertainer out of Chicago, Illinois where she has been featured at places like Berlin and is a trans fashion figure, a rising drag pop star and a queer community leader.
"There isn't really a 'character,' just my own mannerisms amplified by a spotlight, a microphone and an audience. I consider the work I'm doing now as Imp Queen part of my ongoing art and life practice," she said. Imp Queen said she looks like a "classy bitch, but acts like a trashy girl. She's a total sweetheart, too.Imp Queen likely won't remember your name until you've met in the club at least a few times, and then she'll likely just refer to you as "Daddy," as she does with everyone.She's a 1960s fashion illustration, seen through the lens of a 1990s club kid, then reinterpreted by a contemporary non-binary artist. The look is very over the top, very surreal, very graphic. Imp Queen collaborates with many other local queer fashion designers to create her looks. In folklore, an imp is a cute, little, devious magical creature—not evil, but definitely chaotic, and it's a name her friends started calling her in sophomore year of college whenever she was particularly turnt. After college, she was billing herself as Imp Kid, doing performance art with two best friends as the group WITCH HAZEL. When she started to do proper drag, Imp Queen seemed like the obvious next version of the name.
All the more reason to adore her...I think she would make Leigh Bowery proud.