Annie Sprinkle was a NYC prostitute and porn star for twenty years, then morphed into an artist and sexologist. She has passionately explored sexuality for over forty years, sharing her experiences through making her own unique brand of feminist sex films, writing books and articles, visual art making, creating theater performances, and teaching. Annie has consistently championed sex worker rights and health care and was one of the pivotal players of the Sex Positive Movement of the 1980's. She got her BFA at School of Visual Arts in NYC was the first porn star to earn a Ph.D.. She’s a popular lecturer whose work is studied in many colleges and Universities. For the past 12 years she has been collaborating on art projects with her partner, an artist and UCSC professor, Elizabeth Stephens. They are movers and shakers in the new “ecosex movement,” committed to making environmentalism more sexy, fun and diverse. In 2013, Sprinkle proudly received the Artist/Activist/Scholar Award from Performance Studies International at Stanford, and was awarded the Acker Award for Excellence in the Avant Garde
Ecosexual artist Annie Sprinkle came into the KZCS radio station to talk about her work with partner and UCSC Art Professor Elizabeth Stephens for the 2014 2015 Rydell Visual Arts Fellows exhibition happening December 4, 2015 through January 29, 2016 at the R. Blitzer Gallery.
ANNIE M. SPRINKLE, PH.D.
(THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS, AS I NEVER KEPT AN UPDATED DETAILED LIST
OF THINGS I DID. SOME DATES ARE CURRENTLY UNKNOWN AND SOME
INFORMATION IS YET TO BE ADDED.)
Solo and Collaborative Exhibitions and Performances
(Collaborative work is with *Elizabeth Stephens.)
2011 White Wedding in Flux, in collaboration with Geoffrey Hendricks, Cape
Breton, Canada (July)
Black Coal Wedding, LABoral Art and Industrial Creation Centre, Gijon,
Asturias, Spain (July)
Grey Ecosexual Wedding to the Rocks, Center for Contemporary Culture,
Barcelona, Spain (July)
EcoSexual Manifesto, Femina Potens, in collaboration with the Center for
Sex and Culture, San Francisco, CA (June)
EcoSexual Symposium II, Femina Potens, in collaboration with the Center
for Sex and Culture, San Francisco, CA (June)
White Wedding to the Snow, St. Brigid’s Center in collaboration with
Gallerie SAW and in association with the University of Ottawa, Ottawa,
Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens: Sexecology, Kennedy Museum of Art,
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio* (January)
2010 Purple Wedding to the Appalachian Mountains, Galbreath Theater, Ohio
University, Athens, Ohio* (November)
Assuming the Ecosexual Position, Trisolini Gallery, Baker University
Center, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio* (November)
Purple Wedding Six to the Moon, Collaboration w/Reverend Billy and the
Church of Life After Shopping, Farnsworth Amphitheatre, Los Angeles,
Sybaritic Cougars with Ecosexual Tendencies, Good Vibrations, San
Dirty Sexecology; 25 Ways to Make Love to the Earth, Kosmos Theater,
Vienna, Austria* (March)
2009 Sexecology; Making Love with the Earth, Sky and Sea. Femina Potens
Gallery, San Francisco, CA (December)
Dirty Sexecology: 25 Ways to Make Love To the Earth, Theater Offensive,
Boston, MA (November)
Marry the Earth, Women’s Visionary Congress, Black Oak Ranch,
Laytonville, CA (October)
Blue Wedding #5 to the Sea, Biennale Venezia 53rd International Art
Exhibition, Venice, Italy. Pabellón de la Urgencia, Murcia. Jota Castro
Dirty; Sexecology, El Arte is Accion, El Accion is Arte, Teatre Valle Inclán,
Madrid, Spain (July)
Blue Wedding Five to the Sky, Grove House, Oxford, England (June)
Radical Sex Education. Society for the Scientific Study of Sex. Asilomar
Retreat Center, Monterey, California
Zen for Head in Blue, Shockra! 103 Harriet St. San Francisco, Ca.
Desert Tour for Lovers, UC Residency/Luminous Green Desert Research
Open Space Gathering, Palm Desert, CA * (February)
Love Art Laboratory at the Institute for Critical Studies, Mexico City,
My Life and Work as a Feminist Sex Activist. Visions of Feminism
Conference. Keynote speaker. (April)
Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany (December)
Performance Saga, Berne, Switzerland. (December)
Performance Karaoke, with Guillermo Gomez Pena and La Pocha Nostra
at S.F.Cameraworks, San Francisco, Ca. (Oct.)
Baltimore Erotic Arts Festival, Baltimore, Md. (July)
Bust Ed,Breast Cancer Awareness and Art Femina Potens, San Francisco,
Lover’s Tour of Pedesrgata Street, Tou Works, Stavanger, Norway (June)
Free Sidewalk Sex Clinic, Tou Works, Stavanger, Norway (June)
Green Wedding Four, Interrupt! Intervene! Rethinking Art as Social
Practice, UC Santa Cruz, Shakespeare Grove, Santa Cruz, CA (May)
The Bridal Party, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose California
Feminismo Punk Porno. Arteleku. San Sebastian, Spain.
Green Wedding Queer Zagreb. Zagreb, Croatia (October)
2007 Yellow Wedding Three, High Performance Rodeo, One Yellow Rabbit
Theater, Calgary, Canada In Collaboration with Elizabeth Stephens
Exposed; Experiments in Love, Sex, Death and Art, ARGE KULTUR,
Salzburg, Austria In Collaboration with Annie Sprinkle (March)
Exposed; Experiments in Love, Sex, Death and Art, Collective
Unconscious Theatre, New York, New York (April)
Exposed; Experiments in Love, Sex, Death and Art, Buddies in Bad Times
Theatre, Toronto, Canada (June)
Exposed; Experiments in Love, Sex, Death and Art, International
Workshop Festival, London, England(September)
Love Art Lab Performances, 21C Museum Foundation, Louisville, KY
Love Art Lab, Femina Potens Gallery, San Francisco, CA. In
Collaboration with Elizabeth Stephens. (November)
Women’s Visionary Congress. Wilbur Hot Springs. Wilbur, California.
2006 Love Art Lab, Femina Potens Gallery, San Francisco, CA. In
Collaboration with Elizabeth Stephens. (November)
Exposed: Experiments in Love, Sex, Death and Art, Cosmos Theater,
Vienna, Austria. In Collaboration with Elizabeth Stephens. (October)
Orange Wedding Two, Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco, CA. In
Collaboration with Elizabeth Stephens (June)
Exposed: Experiments in Love, Sex, Death and Art, counterPULSE
Theater, San Francisco, CA. In Collaboration with Elizabeth Stephens
Exposed: Experiments in Love, Sex, Death and Art, Vortex Theater,
Austin, TX. In Collaboration with Elizabeth Stephens (March)
2005 Post Porn Love and Cuddle, Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgay
festival, Glasgow, Scotland In Collaboration with Elizabeth Stephens
Post Porn Love, Museum of Sex, New York, New York. In Collaboration
with Elizabeth Stephens (June)
I Do, Recent Work with Elizabeth Stephens, Femina Potens, San
Francisco, CA (January)
Love Art Lab. Queering Femininity conference, Seattle, Washington
Sexo, Arte e Terapia. (Sex, Art and Therapy) Congresso Internacional
Espacio T. Seminario De Vilar. Porto, Portugal.
2004 Red Wedding One, Collective Unconscious Theatre, New York, New York
In Collaboration with Elizabeth Stephens (December)
What is Art Good For? Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria. Public art
Collaboration with Elizabeth Stephens. (March)
Annie Sprinkle Photographs. Solo exhibition at Art At Large, New York,
2003 Maybe Baby, El Rio, San Francisco, CA. Performance in collaboration
with Tina Takemoto and Elizabeth Stephens. (November)
Annie Sprinkle Photographs. Solo exhibition at Art At Large, New York,
Annie Sprinkle’s Herstory of Porn. Oslo, Norway and Bergin, Norway.
Post Porn Marathon; Pornography, Post Pornography, Aesthetics and
Politics of the
Sexual Representation. Consorci Del Museu D’ Art Contemporani Of
Barcelona (MACBA) Barcelona, Spain.
A Curious Evening With Annie Sprinkle. Museum of Sex, New York,
2002 Annie Sprinkle’s Herstory of Porn. Kampnagle. Hamburg, Germany
Annie Sprinkle; Feminist Porn Activist. Windsor Feminist Theater.
1997 Annie Sprinkle’s Herstory of Porn: From Reel to Real, a one-woman
show/film diary about Annie Sprinkle’s evolution through the sexual
revolution. Directed by Emilio Cubeiro.
1996 Hardcore From The Heart. Directed by Daniel Banks. Performed two
years internationally, including in Montreal, Lisbon, Slovenia, Hamburg,
Croatia, Los Angeles and Hartford.
MetamorphoSex. Facilitated with Barbara Carrellas and Linda Montano.
Planet Theater, Austin, Texas.
1990-1995 Post Porn Modernist and Post-Post Porn Modernist. Directed by Emilio
Cubeiro and later by Williem De Ridder, they have been presented at The
Kitchen (NYC), LeKliene Comedie (Amsterdam), Royalty Theater
(Adelaide Festival ’96, Austraila), Schmidt Theater (Hamburg), Buddies
in Bad Times (Toronto), Highways (L.A.), Diverseworks (Houston), and
many more fine theaters internationally.
"Body: Ritual & Manipulation" in Copenhagen, Denmark, organized by
Copenhagen International Theater (K.I.T.) in 1995.
1993 The WAC Benefit. Collaborative performance with Lori Anderson.
1985 The Prometheus Project. Dir. Richard Schechner. Performing Garage in
New York City.
1984-1988 Strip Speak. Annie’s own brand of burlesque, which she performed in
many strip clubs.
1984 Deep Inside Porn Stars. Created and performed by porn star support
group, Club 90. Franklin Furnace, New York City.
2011 Edgy Women Festival, Studio 303, Montreal, Canada (March)
Narratives of the Perverse-II, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (February)
2010 At Her Age, curated by Martha Wilson, A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Lange Nacht of Künstlerinnen, Kosmos Theater, Vienna, Austria* (March)
The Dirty Show 11, Warehouse Theater, Detroit Michigan *(February)
May Day Festival; Agit Prop Cabaret, Counterpulse Theater, San
Francisco, CA *(April)
Queer Privates; A Peep Show, Wright Hall, UC Davis, Davis CA (May)
Vagina Davis’ Speaking from the Diaphragm, PS 122, New York, New
Radar Reading, The Make-Out Space, San Francsico, CA* (May)
The Home Theater Festival, Holly Park, San Francisco, CA* (May)
2009 The Man I Wish I Was. A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn
Kiss. The Dirty Show. Los Angeles.
Queerscapes-the flow of dunes and the green shimmer of the oasis on the
horizon, Cabaret Voltaire/Dadhaus and Perla Mode, Zurich, Switzerland
Shockra!, 103 Harriet St. Space, San Francisco, CA* (April)
Sweet and Matchless, PLAySPACE Gallery, California College of Art, San
Francisco, CA *(February)
For Lovers and Fighters, The Spare Room Project, San Francisco, CA
2008 Darkside—Photographic Desire and Sexuality Photographed,
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland. (Sept.)
This Show Needs You, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose California,
The Dirty Show, Museum of New Art, Detroit Michigan (February)
Contrasenas/Passwords/Pasahitzak. Montehermoso Cultural Center,
Bust-ed, Femina Potens, San Francisco, CA *(October)
2007 Once Upon A Time in the Midwest, University of Cincinnati—college of
Design, Architecture, Art and Planning gallery (September)
Into Me Out of Me, Museum of Contemporary Art, Macro al Mattatoio,
Rome, Italy (April)
2006 Femmeuses, Parc Saint Leger, Pougues-les-Eaux, France (October)
Into Me Out of Me, Kunst Werke Berlin Institute for Contemporary Art,
Berlin, Germany (October)
Into Me Out of Me, PS 1/Museum of Modern Art, Long Island City, NY,
Hope and Healing in a Time of War, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA
(June)Free Sidewalk Sex Clinic, American University, Washington D.C.
Free Sidewalk Sex Clinic, Amherst College, Amherst, MA (April)
Performance: Alive Art, An Evening of Performance and Discussion,
School of Visual Art, New York, New York. (March)
Love Party, Ojo Atomico-Antimuseo de Arte Contemporaneo, Madrid,
It’s Time for Action (There’s No Option) Migros Museum, Zurich,
The Downtown Show—The New York Art Scene 1974-1984. NYU’s
Grey Art Gallery.
2005 Digital Love, Digital Art Festival, Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow,
Wear Me Out, ONE, National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, CA
Post Porn Love, Femina Potens, San Francisco, CA (September)
Cuddle, Epicenter Gallery, San Francisco, CA (July)
Free Sidewalk Sex Clinic, Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA (June)
Love Art, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA (June)
Innovation and Opportunity, Bates Museum of Art, Bates College,
Lewiston, ME (June)
Free Sidewalk Sex Clinic, Museum of Sex, New York, NY (June)
Kiss in exhibition Private vs. Public, Artists’ Television Access, San
Francisco, CA (May)
San Francisco Sex Worker Festival, Center for Sex and Culture, San
Francisco, CA (May)
Kunstalle Wien, Vienna, Austria.
Rio Contemporanea, Rio DeJenero, Brazil
Femmemuseaction #17, l’exposition. Park Saint Leger Centre d’art
HIV/AIDS in the Age of Globalization. Museum of World Culture, Goteborg,
Love. Magazin 4, Bregenz, Austria.
FILM AND AUDIO
2009 When I Knew I Was an Ecosexual. In collaboration with Elizabeth
Stephens and Jordan Tynes.
2008 The Many Headed Monster. Live Art Agency, London, England.
Big Nudes Descending a Staircase.
2007 Kiss. Co-created with Elizabeth Stephens.
2005 Annie Sprinkle’s Amazing World of Orgasm. An educational documentary
experimental piece featuring interviews with 25 orgasm experts. Played at
over 30 international film festivals.
1990 Annie Sprinkle’s Herstory of Porn. Based on Annie Sprinkle’s stage show
of the same name, a film diary which includes clips from many of the
150+ movies made in her 25-years porn career. Written and performed by
Annie Sprinkle. Co-directed with Scarlot Harlot.
1989 Linda/Les & Annie: The First Female to Male Transexual Love Story. A
30-minute docu-drama, written, staring and co-directed/co-edited by
1992 The Sluts and Goddesses Video Workshop or How to be a Sex Goddess in
101 Easy Steps. A 52-minutes feature video, co-created with Maria Beatty.
It features an all-woman cast starring Annie. Written by Annie Sprinkle.
2000 Masturbation Memoirs. Produced by House O’Chicks. Directed by Dori
2004 Zen Pussy. A stimulating Meditation on Eleven Vulvas co-directed with
2004 Fire in the Valley. An intimate Guide to Female Genital Massage,
presented with Joseph Kramer, Erospririt.
Films featuring Annie Sprinkle
2008 American Swing. Dir. Matty Kaufman. Documentary about Plato’s
2005 Inside Deep Throat. World of Wonder. Documentary.
1982 Deep Inside Annie Sprinkle. A full-length 35 mm feature film, written and
directed by Annie Sprinkle. XXX.
1982 Consenting Adults. A 35 mm feature docu-drama conceived by and
starring Annie Sprinkle.
1989 Annie. A ten minute, color, 16 mm film by Monika Treut. Many film
1991 My Father is Coming. A full-length 16 mm feature film by Monica Treut.
International theatrical release.
1991 Sacred Sex. A full-length 16 mm documentary featuring Annie Sprinkle.
International theatrical release.
1972-1993 150 X-rated feature films and 50 8mm “loops”.
2002 Gendernauts. Directed by Monica Treut. Featuring Sprinkle and Camille
2003 The Naked Feminist. Louisa Achille
2002 Dildo Diaries. Laura Barton/Judy Wilder. Documentary.
2006 My Father is Coming. Dir. Monica Treut.
2004 The keep. Amy Harrison. Voice only.
Select Film Festivals
Frameline Film Festival, Herbst Theater.
Society for the Scientific Study of Sex-- Film Festival, 2005
2011 Kenny Holz Triumph of the Will SO1EO4 Comedy Channel
Nothing Personal--Murder for Hire. Discovery Channel
2008 The Sexual Revolution. The History Channel TV Mini-series. Richard
Plato’s Retreat—The movie.
2007 NY77; The Coolest Year in Hell. Documentary VH1.
xxx Real Sex 3. An HBO special featuring Annie Sprinkle’s Sluts and
xxx Real Sex 2. An HBO special featuring Annie Sprinkle’s show Post Porn
xx Wild Cards. An HBO special featuring Annie Sprinkle’s Post-Modern
Pin-Ups: Pleasure Activists Playing Cards and the women in them.
2000 Real Sex. An HBO special featuring Annie Sprinkle’s theater piece,
Herstory of Porn.
XXX Talk shows; Joan Rivers, Bob Berkovitz, Tom Sneider
xxx The Alfred Biolek Show (the Johnny Carson of Germany). TV Munchen,
Hutnah Pro 7, Die Reporter
2008 Love Art Lab—Spoken word CD with Elizabeth Stephens and music
by Guttersaint. Provocateurmedia.com
1987 Annie Sprinkle in My Dreams. A radio documentary by Rathe and Peters,
New Wilderness Foundation.
1992 Cyborgasm. CD in 3-D sound. Produced by Lisa Palac and Future Sex.
1089 Masturbatorium. A sound construction made from Annie Sprinkle’s body
sounds with Andrew MacKenzie and the Hafler Trio, and Clock DVA.
Published on CD by Touch Music
Books by Annie Sprinkle
2005 Dr. Sprinkle’s Spectacular Sex – Make Over Your Love Life. A
mainstream self-help book. Penguin/Tarcher and Random House in
2001 Hardcore from the Heart: The Pleasures, Profits and Politics of Sex in
Annie Sprinkle and Gabrielle Cody. Continuum Press. Winner of the
Firecracker Alternative Book Award.
1998 Annie Sprinkle, Post-Porn Modernist: My 25 Years as a Multimedia
Whore. First Edition by Torch Gallery (Amsterdam.) Second edition by
Art Unimited (Amsterdam). Third edition by Cleis Press (San Francisco)
1997 XXXOOO: Love and Kisses from Annie Sprinkle. Gates of Heck. A twovolume set of mail-art postcards, designed by Katharine Gates.
1995 Annie Sprinkle’s Post-Modern Pin-Ups: Pleasure Activist Playing Cards.
Gates of Heck. A deck of playing cards featuring fifty-six women who are
the movers and shakers of the sex-positive world. Designed by Katharine
1994 Love Vibration. Tokyo: Fiction Gallery. Japanese book somewhat similar
to Post-Porn Modernist. Design by Maokoto Ohrui.
1983 Annie Sprinkle’s ABC Study of Sexual Lust and Deviations. Radio Art
Publications. A pocket-sized booklet made with Veronica Vera and
Williem de Ridder.
2009 hidden delights; Lingerie in the Arts, Jeannette Dukeukeleire, Harry Ruhe,
ArtKitchen Gallery and Gallery A. Amsterdam, Netherlands
2008 Into Me/Out of Me. Hatje Cantz. From PS1 MoMA and KW Institute for
2006 Red Wedding One, Love Art Laboratory, San Francisco, CA
1996 Sexual Politics. Edited by Amelia Jones. University of California Press.
An impressive catalog from the show at Armand Hammer Museum, which
included two works by Annie Sprinkle.
1994 The Body: Photoworks of the Human Form. Edited by William Ewing.
Chronicle Books, 1994. Includes Annie Sprinkle’s Anatomy of a Pinup.
1995 Undecidable; Gaps and Displacements of Contemporary Art. Edipresse.
2011 Would You Kiss a Fairy.
2007 Urban Tantra. Barbara Carrellas
Sexy Witch. Lasara Firefox
2006 Pees On Earth. Ellen Jong. Powerhouse Books.
Unrepentant Whore; Collected works of Scarlot Harlot. Last Gasp
2003 Female Ejaculation and the G-Spot. Deborah Sundahl
Select Anthologies with Writings and/or Photography
2011 Death of character. Elenanor Fuchs
2010 Post Porn Politics; Queer_Feminist Perspective on the Politics of Porn
Performance and Sex_Work as Culture Production, Post Porn Brunch,
Elizabeth M. Stephens, Annie M. Sprinkle and Cosey Fanni Tutti, ed. Tim
Stüttgen, B_Books, Berlin, Germany pages 88-115
Post Porn Politics; Queer_Feminist Perspective on the Politics of Porn
Performance and Sex_Work as Culture Production, Post Porn Brunch,
Elizabeth M. Stephens, Annie M. Sprinkle and Cosey Fanni Tutti, ed. Tim
Stüttgen, B_Books, Berlin, Germany pages 88-115
2008 Live Through This; On Creativity and Self-Destruction. Edited by Sabrina
Chapadjiev. Double Trouble in the Love Art Lab: Our Breast Cancer
Experiments, with Elizabeth Stephens.
2001 Aroused. Erotic Anthology edited by Karen Finley. Thunder’s Mouth
1998 Master Breasts. New York: Aperture Foundation, 1998. Includes Annie
Sprinkle’s Bosom Ballet.
xxx More Out Than In: Notes on Sex, Art and Community. Edited by Rachel
Kaplan and Keith Hennessey. Published by More Out Than In, c/o 848
Divisadero, San Francisco, CA 94117-1506. Includes an essay by Annie
Sprinkle on sex in performance.
1997 Whores and Other Feminists. Edited by Jill Nagle. Rutledge. A
spectacular book. Annie Sprinkle writes, “We’ve Come a Long Way and
I Am My Lover: Women Pleasuring Themselves. Edited by Joani Blank.
Down There Press, 1997. Photographs by six photographers of women
1996 First Person Sexual: Women and Men Write About Self-Pleasuring. Edited
by Joani Blank. San Francisco: Down There Press. Includes Annie
Sprinkle’s humorous story about what went on during the missing
eighteen minutes of the Nixon tapes.
Sexualities. Edited by Marny Hall. Haworth. “101 Uses for Sex”
Ritual Sex. Edited by Tristan Taormino and David Aaron Clark. New
York: Rhinoceros Books/Masquerade Books.
Living With Contraditictions: Controversies in Feminist Social Ethics.
Westview. A college textbook that includes Annie Sprinkle’s “Beyond
1989 A Vindication of the Rights of Whores. Gail Pheterson and Margo St.
James. Seal Press. Includes Annie Sprinkle’s statements made at the
Second World Whore Conference.
Select Magazines and Journals
2010 Richardson Magazine. Feature story about Annie Sprinkle
2008. On The Issues. A Magazine of Critical, Independent Thinking.
Remembering Our Dead and Wounded. November.
Art Papers. July/August Cover story.
NY Arts, International Edition, Volume 13, No. 5/6, pages 100-101
(May/June) Elizabeth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle, Letter from the Love
Sur Rodney (Sur), Hung Magazine, “Hung Hangs with Beth Stephens’
Panties,” Celebrating Women in the Arts, Twelve Inch Pussy, Issue Three,
2004 Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory. Interview of
Annie Sprinkle by Elizabeth Stephens. 20th
Anniversary Issue, New York
Talk Magazine --Camille Paglia, The 50 Most Wicked Women in History.
Xxx MONK Magazine (Several Issues)
Xxx The Drama Review, New York University. With Richard Schechner
Xxx ARTS magazine
xxx Utne Reader. Published Sprinkle’s “Birthday Ritual.”
xxx Love 83: Post Art Art in America. An eighty-six-page magazine/ Annie
Sprinkle and Vereronica Vera. Designed by Willem De Ridder.
xxx The Sprinkle Report. Created with Willem De Ridder. Published by R.
American Theater magazine. Cover story about Annie Sprinkle
1992 On the Issues—A Magazine of Critical, Independent Thinking.
Art Reviews, Articles and Photo Reproductions
2009 Michelle Tea, “The Fifth Wedding,” The Believer, Vol.7 No. 9,
Greg Archer, “ It’s a (Blue) Wedding Day for Sprinkle and Stephens,”
Huffington Post, August 29th, 2009
Greg Archer, “ Artists Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens Give Birth
to the Ultimate Gay Marriage,” Huffington Post, August 21, 2009,
Johanna Lier, “Salat un Sauereinen,” Woz Die Wochenzeitung, Nr. 27,
Juli, 2, 2009, (Swiss) Kultur, pgs 15-16
Reg Little, “Iffley and the Former Porn Star,” The Oxford Times June
Reg Little, “The Porn Star and the Literary House; Former sex industry
worker stages show at Graham Greene’s Old Home,” The Oxford Times,
June 4, 2009 pg 17
Severin Mevissen, “Was macht eigntlich… Annie Sprinkle?” Stern, Nr.
25, vom 10, (German) Juni 2008, pg126
2008 Mesenjka Bacic, “Sudbonosno ‘da’ izrekle planetu Zemlji.” Slobodna
Dalmacija, pg 63, Suboto, 11, 10, 2008 (October)
Goran Penic, “Queer festival, Zavrsni performans, Prvo lezbijsko ‘da,’
na zelenom vjencanju,” Zagreb Jutarnji, BROJ3703, GODINA IX, pg 41,
Tristan Taormino, “PornoPunkFeminism,” Village Voice Online, July
Jennie Klein, “Intervene! Interrupt! Rethinking Art as Social Practice,”
Art Papers, Volume 32, No. 4, pages 18-21 (July/August) Cover story.
Greg Archer, “Madame and Eve,” Good Times, Volume 34, No.4, Cover
and pp 14-20, May 15, 2008
John Malkin, “Interrupt! Intervene!” Inside ‘Rethinking Art as Social
Practice,’” Good Times, Volume 34, No.4, Cover and pp 14-20, May 15,
Greg Archer, Best of Santa Cruz County: “Critic’s Picks, Best
Marriage/Art Project/Catalyst for Healing, Good Times, Volume 34, No. 1
April, 24, 2008 pg 70
Maureen Davidson, “Human Doings,” Metro Santa Cruz, Volume 14,
No.51, April 16-23, pg43
Thibaut de Ruyter, Expositions, Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth M.
Stephens, Le Transpalette, Bourges, France, 25-28 October 2007,
February 2008, Issue 342, pp22
Chuck Anderson, “Pair says Everyday is Valentine’s Day,” San Lorenzo
Press Banner, Volume 48, Issue No. 9, February, 8, 2008, Cover and pg 4
2007 Joanna Walters, “The Love Art Lab,” Diva Magazine, Issue 137, October
2007 pp 25-26
Allan MacInnis, “Lead with the Belly, Live with the Breasts,” Xtra West,
No. 370, October 25, 2007 pp. 22-23
Scarlet Advice, “Voice of Experience,” Scarlet Magazine, UK, Issue 35,
September 2007, pg146
Ottilie Godfrey, “French Kissing from the USA,” Time Out London, No.
1935, September 19-25, pg 88
Carol Keegan, “The British Are Sexy. I Think They’re a Bit Kinky
Really!” Issue 33, August 23, 2007, pg 23
Tristan Taormino, “Mouth-to-Mouth Resuscitated,” Village Voice Online,
September 25, 2007
Drew Rowsome, “First comes love, then comes marriage; Then comes two
sexy lesbians with giant speculums,” Xtra; Toronto’s Gay and Lesbian
Biweekly, No. 590, June 7, 2007 pg 46
Charles Isherwood, “Amid Bare Breasts and Love Stories Audience
Participation,” New York Times, Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Dan Bacalzo, “Exposed,” TheaterMania, April 30, 2007
Nancy Ellen Shore, “Exposed: Experiments in Love, Sex, Death and Art,
at Collective Unconscious,” Back Stage, The Actor’s Resource, May 1
Robin Reed, “Exposed: Experiments in Love, Sex, Death and Art.”
nytheatre.com, April 27. 2007
Nadia Moharib, “Lesbians in the Spotlight,” Calgary Sun, Monday,
January 15, 2007
Stephen Hunt, “Artists bring gaiety to registry,” Calgary Herald,
Thursday, January 11, 2007
David King, Married Bliss, “Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens,”
FFWD, Volume 12, Number 3, January 2007
Kaitly S. C. Hatch, “One Yellow Wedding”, Gay Calgary Magazine,
Issue 39, January 2007
2006 Dunaj Milan Ilic, “Orozje za mnozicno zapeljevnje,” DELO Lubljana,
Slovenia, November 11, 2006
“Exposed: Experiments in Love, Sex, Death and Art,” Illustreirte Neue
Welt, August/September 2006, Vienna, Austria
FALTER, Vienna Austria
Interview, Beate Uhse TV, Post Porn Politics Symposium Berlin,
Nathaniel Eaton, “Love, Sex, Death and Art,” San Francisco Weekly,
Volume 25, Number 30, August 23-29, 2006
Lee Hartgrave, “Love, Sex, Death and Art,” Beyond Chron, August 18,
Linda Ayres-Frederick, “Love, Sex, Death and Art: Sheer Joy!” Bay
Times, August 17th
Richard Dodds, “Up-close and personal, ‘Love, Sex, Death and Art’ at the
New Conservatory Theatre Center,” Bay Area Reporter, Volume 36,
Number 33, August 17, 2006
Richard Dodds, “Love Potion #9; Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens
make love, art together,” Bay Area Reporter, Volume 36, Number 31,
August 3, 2006
Petra M. Springer, “Multimediale Welten,” [sic!] Forum Fur
Feministische GangArten Number 57, June 2006
Ariwana Talton, “Life Lessons from the Love Art Laboratory,
Exhibitionist couple works crowd in U.S. premiere of Exposed,” The
Daily Texan, March 30, 2006
Theater Pick, “Exposed, Experiments in Love, Sex, Death and Art,”
Shout Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 13, March 3-15, 2006
Tania Hammidi, Annie Sprinkle & Elizabeth Stephens’ “Love Art Lab is
Oh-So- Romantic!” DOT NewsMagazine, February, 2006
Suzanne Carson, “Hairotica,” On Our Backs, Volume 20, Issue 3, (Winter
2005 Alan Chadwick, “Live and Let Love,” Metro UK, November 8, 2005
Suzanne Carson, “Love Art Lab,” On Our Backs, Volume 20, Issue 2,
Hunter Holcombe, “Sprinkle it with Love,” Good Times Weekly,
Volume 31, Number 24, (September)
Ron Athey, Critic’s Choice, “An Intimate Evening of Life and Love as
Art,” Los Angeles Weekly, Volume 27, Number 30 (June)
(Didn’t keep records before this.)
Select Adult Magazines
xxx The Kinky World of Annie Sprinkle. A 48-page color, one-shot magazine,
produced by Annie Sprinkle. Published by Hudson Comm.
Xxx Bazoombas-- A 48-page color, one-shot magazine, produced by Annie
xxx Annie Sprinkle’s Hot Shit. An eighty-page special issue of LOVE
magazine. Created with Willem de Ridder.
Xxx ADAM Magazine (Monthly column for 10 years)
Xxx On Our Backs (Many Issues)
Xxx Forum (Monthly columns over three years)
xxx Penthouse Letters (Had monthly column for about a year, guest editor.
Cheri, High Society, etc.
1994 The Annie Sprinkle Comic Book. From the Legends of Porn series
published by Carnal Comix, Revisionary Press
1990-1 The Adventures of Ms. Time. Issues 1-4. Rip Off Press.
Texts about Annie Sprinkle and Select Interviews
2010 Dickinson, Peter, World Stages, Local Audiences: Essays on
Performance, Place and Audience. Manchester and New York:
Manchester University Press, 2010 pp.116-124 in Chapter Love is a
Battlefield: Same-sex Marriage
2007 Porn/Art; A History of Seeing and Touching. Kelly Dennis. Berg
Publishers. NY, NY.
King Kong Theory. Virginie Despentes. Serpents Tail. London
2007 Reclaiming Eros; Sacred Whores & Healers. Suzanne Blackburn and
Margaret Wade. Suade Publishing.
2006 Pin-Up Grrrls; Feminism, Sexuality, Popular Culture. Maria Elena Buszek.
Duke University Press
xxx People of the Earth: The New Pagans Speak Out. By Ellen Evert
Hopmann and Lawrence Bond. Interview.
The Other Hollywood; The Uncensored Oral History of the Porn Film
Industry, Legs McNeil. Harper Collins
2002 Performance Studies. Richard Schechner. Routledge
1997 Miss Vera’s Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girl. Veronica
Vera. New York: Doubleday, 1997.
Public Privates: Performing Gynecology from Both Ends of the Speculum.
Terri Kapsalis. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1997.
Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicles of Sex-Positive Culture. Carol Queen.
San Francisco: Cleis Press, 1997.
What Wild Ecstasy: The Rise and Fall of the Sexual Revolution. John
Heidenry. Simon & Shuster, 1997.
1996 Whore Carnival. By Shannon Bell. Brooklyn, NY: Autonomedia, 1996.
1995 Voices from the Edge. Conversations with Jerry Garcia, Ram Das, Annie
Sprinkle, Matthew Fox, and Others. David Jay Brown and Rebecca
Novick. The Crossing Press,
Pink Highways: Tales of Queer Madness on the Open Road. Michael
Lane. Birch Lane Press.
1994 Reading, Writing and Rewriting the Prostitute Body. By Shannon Bell.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994. Includes a heady chapter on
1993 “The Provoking Agent: The Pornography and Performance Art of Annie
Sprinkle” Linda Williams, Social Text 37 (winter 1993). Duke University
“Existence and Empathy: Constructing the Spectator of Annie Sprinkle’s
Post-Post Porn Modernist”. By Angelika Czekay. Journal of Dramatic
Theory and Criticism (spring 1993). Madison: University of Wisconsin.
Dirty Looks: Women, Pornography, Power. London: BFI Publishing,
1993. Two academics write chapters about Annie Sprinkle’s films and
1992 American Mythologies. Marshall Blonsky. New York: Oxford University
Angry Women. Andrea Juno and V.Vale. Re/Search Publications, 1992.
1991 Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out. Edited by Loraine
Hutchins and Lani Kaahumanu. Alyson Publications, 1991. Covers Annie
Sprinkle’s view of sexuality and advice and guidelines for sex in the ‘90s.
1986 Live Sex Acts: Women Performing Erotic Labor. By Wendy Chapkis.
Boston: South End Press, 1986. Includes an interview by Wendy about
Annie Sprinkle’s prostitution experiences and a chapter about Wendy’s
experience in Annie Sprinkle’s group erotic massage ritual.
Photography in Magazines
Xxx American Photographer
1982-96 Worked for High Society, Partner, Oui, Hustler, Cupido, and most every
sex magazine at the time.
2008 Annie's 20"x24"
Polaroid transfer monoprints of the movers and shakers of the sex world are
currently touring galleries, and are available for sale. (See the Gallery section of web
site) They were recently featured at the FIAC, the French International Contemporary
Art Fair and the Good Vibrations Gallery.
Xxx Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland. Two-person exhibition.
Xxx Volatile in Cincinnati Ohio, USA. Photography.
Post Card Editions
Xxx Twenty-five photographs as postcards, Art Unlimited, and American Post
Photographic Modeling, Art Modeling, Portraits
Portraits of Annie Sprinkle by Photographers
Red Light, Sylvia Palachi
Fetish Girls, Eric Kroll
Forbidden Photographs , Charles Gatewood
Tanaka Mason Kostabi, Tanaka Linda Mason, and Mark Kostabi
New York Nude, Charles Collum
Caught In The Act, Donna McAdams
Joel-Peter Witkin (Posed for, but not published in a book)
Hustler. Penthouse Playboy Stag High Society Club Cheri
National Lampoon Photo Funny Girl for two years.
Posed for Painter
TEACHING/LECTURING/VISITING ARTIST PRESENTATIONS
Colleges/Universities (Visiting Artist Presentations)
New York University
Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Visual Arts, NYC
University of Southern California
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Californai, Santa Barbara
Univ. of Southern California
California College of Arts and Crafts (S.F.)
University of Oregon
Chicago Art Institute
School of the Art Institute Chicago
SF Art institute
Chicago Art Institute
Rhode Island School of Design
Cornell in Cedar Rapids
University of North Carolina at Chappel Hill
San Francisco State University
Stoney Brook University
Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art
Evergreen State College
Mass College of Art
Museum Kunst Palast. Düsseldorf, Germany
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona—Spain. Visiting Artist
Museum of Modern Art (NYC) Visiting Artist presentation.
The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Panel discussion and film
Guggenheim—Showing of the Sluts and Goddesses Video Workshop.
The Wise Woman Center. Taught Sacred Sex workshops annually for ten
Gabriel's Siren Center (Provincetown). Taught workshops for five years.
N.Y. Open Center. Taught various sexuality workshops over many years.
Center for Sex and Culture. San Francisco. Taught many workshops.
One Taste, San Francisco
Classes and workshops
2008 Making Love into Art and Art Into Love. A five-day workshop, in
collaboration with Elizabeth Stephens. Grove House, Oxford, England.
xxx The Pleasures, Profits and Politics of Women’s Sexualities in the ‘90s. A
popular lecture at sexuality conference, colleges, etc.
xxx Body, Heart and Soul. A seven-day residential seminar for men and
women to explore relationship and sacred sexuality facilitated with Allan
xxx Cosmic Orgasm Awareness Week. A weeklong residential seminar.
Produced by the Body Electric School in Oakland, California.
xxx Fun with Breath and Energy Orgasms. A three-hour ecstasy breathing
event. Annie Sprinkle taught this at over 100 venues over 23 years.
xxx How to Be a Sex Goddess in 101 Easy Steps. A weekend experiential
course for women.
xxx Twenty-five Years as a Multimedia Whore. An Intimate, Informal Showand-Tell with Annie Sprinkle. Sprinkle’s visiting artist presentation,
mostly done at universities. Sprinkle shows her film clips, does miniperformances, shares stories, and does Q-and-A.
xxx New Ancient Erotic Rituals and Sensual Magical Mystery Tours
Annie Sprinkles is the high priestess for three days of guided group (safe)
sex magic rituals using Taoist erotic massage techniques developed with
xxx The Pleasure, Profits and Politics of Erotic Photography. A three-hour
Learning Annex course. Participants photograph live nude models.
xxx Sacred Sex. A three-day, women-only residential retreat that Annie
Sprinkle co-leads with Jwala, Barbara Carrellas, and Linda Montano. The
Wise Woman Center has presented this event for nine years since 1989.
xxx Super Sex Technologies. How to be a fabulous pleasure artist technician.
xxx Wings of Joy. Weekend and weeklong residential seminars co-facilitated
with Dieter Jarzombek. Germany, Italy, and in the Canary Islands.
Xxx Learning Annex Classes in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, San
Diego, New York City.
2002 Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco, CA.
(Feb) Awarded Ph.D. in Human Sexuality
1986 School of Visual Arts (NYC), Awarded Bachelors of Fine Art, Awarded
the Rhodes Family Award for Outstanding Achievement in Photography
1989 Linda Montano's Summer Saint Camp, five sessions.
1970 Balboa High School. Panama, Central America
PUBLIC SERVICE and PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
2006-08 The American College of Sexologists. Advisory board member.
2001-2005 The St. James Infirmary. Board member for almost years. A free health
care clinic for sex workers and their families in San Francisco.
2003 to presnet- The International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.
Brainchild of Annie sprinkle is now observed each year in dozens of cities
and countries with various events.
1975-1994 PONY (Prostitutes of New York). Steering committee and member.
Formed the PONY Charity Committee, organizing help for sex workers in
1988* The Union Labia Sex-Positive Feminists. Founder of this now defunct
1985-86 Pornographers Promoting Safer Sex. Organized meetings to educate
pornographers and convince them to use safer sex in their films, so they
could, in turn, educate the public.
2000-08 International Sex Worker Foundation for Art, Culture and Education
(“ICEFACE”). Field Director
Museum of Sex, New York City. Advisory Board Member.
1988-92 Female To Male Transsexual Support Group. Hosted this group.
1983-2009Club 90. Porn Star Support and Networking Group. Founder and member
SEX WORK/SEX EDUCATOR
1973-93 Prostitute. Annie Sprinkle worked as a prostitute and professional
dominatrix and submissive for twenty years mostly in Manhattan
1973-93 Personal Appearances at numerous sex shops, porn movie theaters, and
1983-present Workshops: Taught over 300 workshops.
2000-08 “Personal Services”—Sex coaching, sex therapy, one on one counseling.
AWARDS AND HONORS
1989- present. Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland.
1993 –present Aeroplastics Gallery, Brussels, Belguim
ANNIE SPRINKLE’S WEB SITES
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT ANNIE SPRINKLE…
"Fasten your seat belts: You're in for a bumpy ride through the minefields of your own sexual
prejudices. Sprinkle's fearless, joyful acceptance of sexuality in all its forms runs headlong
into some of our most profound anxieties." SF Weekly
"I was shocked." John Waters
"Annie Sprinkle, this porn star turned slut professor might just be on to something." Playgirl
"In this age of repression, Annie Sprinkle offers hope for the future." The Paper
"Sprinkle is a sort of groovy Aphrodite." SF Bay Guardian
"Annie Sprinkle gives new meaning to the term 'revolutionary ardor'." The Village Voice.
"Sprinkle...is honest, challenging, and intensely provocative. Her company is exhilarating and
healing." Elle Magazine
"Annie Sprinkle, America is better for your efforts." Frank Zappa
"Sexuality's spiritual leader" The Globe and Mail (Canada's #1 national newspaper.)
“Sprinkle is the modern-day love child of Genet and Duchamp.”
American Theater Magazine
Forget the Kama Sutra—Annie Sprinkle could probably teach the human race more about sex,
gender and love!” LA Weekly