Khaela Maricich is an artist and writer working in and between performance, music, and physical media. Under the name The Blow she has produced albums and performance works, traversing the fields of popular music and contemporary art and taking advantage of the freedoms afforded in each realm. Frequently presenting performance art in a popular music context, her works excavate and introduce layers of fiction into settings presumed to be non-fictional, creating a platform for investigating the performance of the self. She has shown her work nationally and internationally in such venues as The Kitchen, The Wexner Center, The Warhol Museum, On The Boards, Anthology Film Archives, Artists Space, Art In General, Yerba Buena Center for The Arts, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Henry Fonda Theater, Joe’s Pub, and Great American Music Hall. She writes about herself and other topics at Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she lives and works in New York City.