In solidarity with sister events around the globe, come together for Nasty Women Art Chicago: A one-night exhibition and fundraiser to hear and support the voices of artists identifying as Nasty Women.




May 5, 2017


Moonlight Studios
1446 W. Kinzie St.
Chicago, IL 60642

Moonilght Studios is a repurposed factory converted into an event space situated in Chicago's hot West Loop neighborhood. Parking in event lot is $10. Street parking also available. 

Performance Schedule

6:15-6:45PM Local Singer-Songwriter Shannon Patino

6:45-7:00PM Nashville Spoken Word Artist Nina Donovan

7:00-8:20PM Hiroko DJ Set

8:20-8:30PM Chicago Spoken Word Artist Dianna Tyler

8:30-8:45PM Red Rover Series presents a Poetry Reading

8:45-10:00PM Lady D DJ Set

10:00-10:30PM Diskokitty DJ Set



Buying Art



Each piece of artwork has two labels


KEEP YOUR ART PURCHASE CARD WITH YOU at all times. If you decide NOT to purchase any art, PLEASE RETURN THE CARD.


Look at the art. Find the artworks you love. All works with a green label are available to purchase. If only a red label remains, that means it has sold.

Once you’ve decided to purchase a piece, ask an Attendant/Art Handler to place the GREEN LABEL on your card. This commits you to the purchase – green labels cannot be replaced on the wall. You can purchase up to five works of art.


When you’re done shopping, please proceed to the checkout area. After the transaction, we will stamp your Purchase Card as your receipt and proof of purchase. Cash and credit are accepted.


To retrieve your new art, find an Attendant/Art Handler near the art you purchased and show your Purchase Card. They will give you your art. Please do not touch or remove art yourself.


Head to the wrapping station and we’ll package your art for safe carrying. Enjoy the event! Hang out, dance, listen to our speakers and DJs, take a Fotio, unite in solidarity... until you’re ready to go home with your new art. You must take your purchased artwork home with you. We are not responsible for items left after the show closes.




Margot Rudy, also known as Diskokitty, is a force to be reckoned with. She has used her talents and love for music to make people dance for over 20 years. Margot currently focuses her work on high profile events and weddings; using her knowledge of music to cater to the specific needs of events by spanning many genres. She also currently has a residency playing drum and bass locally. On top of a history Djing raves, clubs, art shows, and private functions, Diskokitty has performed at popular events such as the Pride Parade, First Fridays at the MCA, Burning Man and was lead DJ at Vertigo Sky Lounge upon its opening. When trying to define her sound she states, "I play what makes you feel good. I like good music, it could be any genre. As a DJ it's my job to dig through the virtual crates and give you not only a good time but a music lesson"



Hiroko Yamamura

Classic Chicago ride or die bitch style DJ/producer influenced by The Warehouse, technology, and straight up techno, it’s no wonder she has been named one of Chicago’s top 10 DJ’s by XLR8R magazine.

Technology and exploration are at the roots of Hiroko’s core. Equally enthralled by the beat and the machines generating them, her sound is an homage to every circuit, resistor, patch cord and application that brings voice and inspiration to her work. Her gothic and industrial roots are evident in her music, as well as her punk rock DIY drive. Taking inspiration from classic science fiction and dark anime, Hiroko’s studio can often be confused for a booth at a comic convention.

Currently calling labels such as Trax Records, Impact Mechanics, Slap Jaxx and Klectik as home, she just recently returned from a long hiatus from music. Her previous projects under the Bio-Booster and as a member of Monologic have not ceased, however they have taken a back seat to a more focused techno vision. As a midwest rave staple, Hiroko has toured the globe spreading the sounds of Chicago including gigs at the famed Detroit Movement Festival as well as regular Berlin and Ibiza shows. Hiroko currently calls clubs such as Spybar and Soundbar home. She actively contributes jacking Chicago techno with an edge all its own, along with her like-minded colleagues and collaborators including Heartthrob, Seth Troxler, Hyperactive, Angel Alanis, Kate Simko and the Submerge. Find out why XLR8R named her one of Chicago’s top 10 DJs.



DJ Lady D

DJ Lady D has played nationally and internationally since 1995. Her appeal is diverse; she has performed versatile sets of house, techno and disco for fan-filled and celebrity events in North America, Europe, Asia and Russia. Her now classic CD, "Naked Kaleidoscope," put her on the map in addition to producing, remixing and supervising music while at Afterhours Music. Lady D has managed her own record label D’lectable Music since 2004.

Her career also encompasses writing & presenting in print (Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine) and broadcast (Chicago Public Radio, Galaxy 100, WGN, WYCC) media. Uniquely qualified on both sides of the mic, Lady D can give a great interview (NPR, 848), or get one (Grandmaster Flash, Eartha Kitt, etc). The Chicago Public Library’s recent advertising campaign featured Lady D and she appears in the documentaries, Slipcue, Godfather of Disco, Girl, and Girls Gone Vinyl. Lady D has played the Chosen Few Picnic, Wanderlust Festival, Noise Pop, Millennium Park (Chicago) & Lollapalooza.

In 2013 she reunited with SuperJane (with DJ's Colette, Heather & Dayhota) to celebrate 16 years of being the first girl DJ collective in the US with a mini tour on the West & Midwest scenes. Currently, she remains focused on studio work and an upcoming tour (2015) celebrating 20 years of djing. She is also a resident DJ appearing on the 101WKQX FM's popular Saturday night mix show, "Electric Playground" along with names like Morgan Page, Green Velvet and others. Always in demand, look for more to come from DJ Lady D.


Soli Santos is a native Chicagoan who got her start with i.O. and The Second City. Presently she works as a writer, actor, and comedian. She co-produces two all-female stand up shows: The Kates and Las Locas Comedy.  She has been showcased at Zanies and The Laugh Factory, and also appears on video sketches with The Onion.

You can find her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @SoliComedy.

Spoken Word Artists

Dianna Tyler is a spoken word artist known as “GODDESS WARRIOR.” She was born and raised on Chicago’s west side. Starting out with mentor HoodRaised, she has established herself in the Chicago poetry scene, performed live on radio, and serves as the hostess and founder of the “Poetic Thought Thursday” open mic poetry showcase. She is a National Poetry Awards Nominee and a dedicated member of the Spoken Word Group "TeamAtEase."  In 2017 she was recognized as “Woman Of The Year" by the ELITE QUEENZ Entertainment Company and BIG REDD Entertainment Company. You can find Dianna on Facebook at GoddessWarriorThePoet and Instagram @goddesswarriorthepoet.

Nina Mariah Donovan is a 19 year old spoken word artist in the greater Nashville area. Her EP “What A Time To Be Nasty” can be found on Spotify, iTunes, Tidal, Amazon Music, and Apple Music. Nina also studies Sociology at Columbia State Community College and plans to release more work in the next month. You can find Nina on Instagram @ninathehyena, SoundCloud (ninamariahpoetry) and Twitter @ninathehyena_.

Daniela Olszewska is the author of five books of poetry and half a dozen chapbooks. Born in Wrocław, Poland, she grew up in Chicago and its adjacent suburbs. Her chapbook, Answering Machine, was released by Horse Less Press in February of 2016. Currently, she is devoting most of her creative energies towards trying to write her first novel (a post-apocalyptic tale of ex-Soviet Bloc figure skaters turned spies… she hopes it will turn out to be a comedic work). You can find Daniela on Facebook.

Keli Stewart's work has appeared in Quiddity, Meridians, Warpland, Hip Mama, and Calyx, among other noted journals and publications. She received artist fellowships from Hedgebrook, and the Augusta Savage Gallery Arts International Residency. An alum of the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation and Callaloo Summer Writing Workshops, Keli’s work was selected for first place in the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award from the Illinois Center of the Book, Emerging Writers Competition. She received her BA in Fiction Writing from Columbia College and her MFA in Poetry from Chicago State University. Her manuscript "After Birth" was recently named semi-finalist for the Claudia Emerson Chapbook Award. You can find Keli on Facebook.

Jennifer Karmin's multidisciplinary work has transpired at festivals, artist-run spaces, and on city streets across the U.S., Cuba, Japan, Kenya, and Europe.  Her books include the text-sound epic Aaaaaaaaaaalice and The Sexual Organs of the IRS, a collaboration with Bernadette Mayer. She is anthologized in I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women, The &NOW Awards: The Best Innovative Writing, Come Together: Imagine Peace, A Sing Economy, and other collections. In Chicago, she curates the Red Rover Series, teaches creative writing to immigrants at Truman College, and is co-founder of a new housing cooperative in Humboldt Park. You can find Jennifer on Facebook


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