Luann Algoso is a cultural worker and digital organizer with over a decade of experience working at the intersection of digital organizing, cultural work, and grassroots community building. She is in service to using her art in movement-building spaces where she can utilize creative strategies and tactics to center the voices of communities that are directly impacted by injustice and oppression.
In 2015, she received her Master of Arts degree in Conflict Resolution at Portland State University with the project titled, “Comedy as a Platform for Marginalized Voices: Asian American Women and the Disoriented Comedy Showcase”. She is a 2017 recipient of the Golden Spot Award Residency, a curated artist in residency program with Caldera Arts and has received support from the Regional Arts and Culture Council.
In 2018 she released the pilot for “Gabby Antonio Smashes the Imperialist, White Supremacist, Capitalist Patriarchy!” or Gabby Smashes for short, which received praise from Willamette Week as “One of the Most Realistic Representations of Portland Yet.” Luann is set to release season one of Gabby Smashes, 4 episodes total, in 2021.
Luann currently lives in Long Beach, CA with her tri-colored corgi, Bao.