Jay DeFazio, the creator of Inside Out, is a licensed art educator, artist, writer and trans activist from Northern Kentucky. He has worked with many local organizations including ArtWorks, Cincinnati Art and Technology Studios, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Cincinnati Opera, the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and countless local high schools around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
His current projects include: board member and teaching artist for SOS Art, a non-profit organization supporting art and poetry created around themes of social justice; and LGBT+ curriculum writer and teacher for Inclusio Education Services.
Jay’s personal art focuses on finding the beauty that’s easily overlooked in things mundane. An observer of details, he often uses photography to capture intricate patterns and textures found in the natural world. His photos inspire additional works across a variety of media, from acrylics to handmade jewelry. You can find him on Instagram @jays_artstagram