Star Feliz is a multi-disciplinary artist, writer, herbalist, and the founder of Botánica Cimarrón – a Los Angeles-based wellness brand. Descended from the Afro-Taino cimarrónes of the Bahoruco Mountains in the Dominican Republic, Feliz carries the wisdom of generations, inherited from stories passed down by their mother and grandmother. Botánica Cimarrón was born out of the decade long experience as a healer in community organizing spaces in their native New York City, channeling the spirit of plants to bring about profound healing to countless individuals wishing to reconnect with their ancestral roots and discover their personal power.  

Feliz’s artistic practice builds upon their ancestral lineage of multi-dimensional healing in expansive and contemporary ways. From experimental devotional music to ground-breaking installations, Feliz’s artistic practice under the moniker of Priestusssy spans sound, sculpture, film, and more, all aimed at challenging and reshaping our collective psyche. They are the author of When Eye Land (Printed Matter, 2023) and a contributor in the upcoming anthology Confluence of Witches: Celebrating our Lunar Roots, Decolonizing the Craft, and Re-enchanting Our World (Weiser Books, 2024).

Feliz has performed and exhibited nationally and internationally including The Kitchen, New York, NY; The Oregon Contemporary, Portland, OR; The Horse Hospital, London, UK; among others. They have been awarded numerous fellowships, residencies, and grants including ACRE, Steuben, WI; Mohn LAND Grant, Los Angeles, CA; and the AiR at the Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, CA. They’ve taught at The Golden Dome School, Confluence of Witches, Philosophical Research Society, and Herban Cura, and their work has been featured in Architectural Digest, the Los Angeles Times, and Taschen’s Library of Esoterica series. They are a graduate of the MFA program at UCLA’s department of Interdisciplinary Studio.