Artist Talk: Caroline Paquita

Spend your lunch break with an artist.

Join us for an in-depth discussion with Caroline Paquita about zines, art, and life during her 20-year career. Explore works in the special Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center exhibition Womanimal: Zine Art by Caroline Paquita


Caroline Paquita (b. 1980) is a Brooklyn-based artist, zinester, and founder of Pegacorn Press. Her first self-published zine, Brazen Hussy, used xerography like other punk zines of the 1990s, but it already shows evidence of Paquita’s distinctive aesthetic, which features strong line work. 


Paquita’s recent work has focused on envisioning “Womanimals”—half-woman/half-animal creatures that seek to interject a queered whimsy and irreverence into distracted modern culture.

National Museum of Women in the Arts