Receiving her MFA from the prestigious visual art program at UCLA, Ms. Khan studied under iconic artists such as Andrea Fraser, Guillermo Gómez Peña, and Barbara Kruger. As part of her formal graduate school training, she studied performance and conceptual art, video installation, and psychoanalytic theory. Her performance work has been featured nationally and internationally at institutions like The Hammer Museum, Getty Center, Banff Center for Arts and Creativity, and The Wattis Institute. In addition to her commissioned public performances at museums and galleries, she also hosts hands-on workshops and intimate performances exclusively for small groups and private parties.
Based in Los Angeles and touring internationally, Ms. Khan’s private BDSM practice has flourished since 2011. In her career as a professional dominatrix, she has designed two luxury BDSM studios, appeared on numerous panels and podcasts, was nominated for the XBIZ FemDom Award, and was listed as one of Los Angeles’ top Dominatrixes by Timeout LA. Specializing in psychodrama, role play, and gender exploration, Ms. Khan has lectured at various universities throughout southern California. As a private consultant, she offers alternative lifestyle and FLR (Female-led relationship) coaching to individuals, couples, and groups.
As a writer, Lucy Khan has been invited to read her original work nationally at Los Angeles Contemporary Archives, Wendy’s Subway in Brooklyn, and the Hollywood Forever Masonic Lodge as part of Lambda Litfest. Recently Lucy Khan was awarded a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Art and won first place in Slixa’s $10,000 Essay Contest for her article Against Fosta/Sesta: One Canary’s Cry from Inside the Coal Mine. She is a current board member of Sex Workers Outreach Project Los Angeles (SWOP-LA).