Queer Artist Explores Gender Identity Through the Past, Present, and Cats

Artist K Pontuti (they/them) premiers a new body of work in the exhibition Pray and Be Thankful 4 Everything.

The show explores gender identity, bodily autonomy, and Trans rights through works spanning three decades, including sketches, paintings, drawings, sculpture, and murals. The work uses absurdist humor to present difficult ideas and experiences surrounding Pontuti’s own recent transition and the general state of gender/sexuality discourse.

The exhibition is on view at from September 6th through October 21st at the Reynold’s Gallery, located on University of Pacific’s Stockton campus. The gallery is free and open to the public, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and by appointment.


K Pontuti is a transgender transmedia artist and filmmaker based in northern California. Their multi-decade project ANYTHING 4 ANOTHER DAY includes drawings, prints, animations, murals, sculptures and multimedia works. Pontuti’s recent feature film The Yellow Wallpaper, is now streaming on digital platforms. Additionally, Pontuti is a professor, and chair of University of the Pacific's Department of Art, Media, Performance, and Design.