Born and raised in sunny southern California, Patrick Santos was always interested in cameras. Growing up, the thought of capturing anything with a camera interested them greatly which led him to explore video, installation, performance and photography.

After graduating at San Francisco Art Institute in 2015 Patrick worked on drag performance as Cash Monet! Performing across the Bay Area and beyond. Creating multidisciplinary drag art through zines, youtube videos and music. They now are the Social Media Manager for Ru Paul's Drag Race Season 12 contestant Rock M Sakura



San Francisco Art Institute BFA Photography Minor New Genres/Performance San Francisco, CA


College of the Canyons Certificate in Fine Art: Photography Valencia, CA


Professional Experience

2020-2021 Social Media Manager and Videographer Rock M Sakura San Francisco, CA

2015-2021 Drag Performer Cash Monet San Francisco, CA

2017-2020 Content Creator Trish: The Drag-a-Zine, San Francisco, CA

2015-2017 Curriculum Production Coordinator Galileo Learning  Oakland, CA

2016 Museum Staff Palace of Fine Arts Innovation Hangar Museum San Francisco, CA

Teaching Experience

2017 - 2020 Dance Teacher K-Pop-Up San Francisco, CA

2013-2016 Photography and Filmmaking Lead Instructor Galileo Summer Quest  San Francisco, CA

2016 Art and Science Instructor Brain Bounce San Francisco, CA



2017-2020 Trish: The Drag-a-Zine, San Francisco, CA

2015 "Paradise Magazine Issue 2: State of Oasis" Los Angeles, CA

2015 "Patrick Santos - San Francisco, CA"

2014 "ART Habens Art Review Winter 2014"

2014 "ISSUE #6: MOUNTAIN" (Online Magazine

2014 "ISSUE #5: PARTY" (Online Magazine) (Video


2021 "Best Bay Area Digital Drag Artitst", San Francisco, CA

2017 "J-Pop Queen 2017" J-Pop Summit, San Francisco, CA

2014 "34th Annual College & High School Photography Contest" Honorable Mention

2013 "Open Art Exhibition – Photography & Digital"

2012 "Dean's Scholarship" San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Selected Exhibitions

2020 "Work MORE" NO NEUTRAL ALLIANCE, San Francisco, CA

2015  SOLO "The Products of a Broken Heart" Paul Sacks Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014 "New Genres Salon" San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2014 "MIAM - La nourriture, matière première à l’œuvre d’art" La Manicle, La Havre, France

2014 "Someone Left The Cake Out In The Rain" Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014 "Freespace" Free Space, San Francisco, CA

2014 "Strung" Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013 "Flower Power 2013" 1650 Gallery & Studio, Los Angeles, CA

2013 "Final 2013 Still Lights Show" San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2013 "Library Card Response Project" San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2013 "Five" Docuphoto, San Francisco, CA

2012 "Spectrum" The West Wall Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012 "Digital Scavenger Hunt" The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA


2018 "SF Zine Fest" San Francisco, CA 

2013- 2014 "SFAI Concentrate" San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2012 "Winter Art Show" San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Other Notables

2018-2019 Selected Drag Artists Austin International Drag Fest, Austin, TX

2014 Image from SEWN was used in San Francisco Art Institute Spring 2015 Viewbook San Francisco, CA

2014 Lead a group disscusion in Straight Talk: Honest Stories & Conversations of Current Queer Culture San Francisco, CA

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