Svetlana Zwetkof (Svet) is a linguist, musician, and artist living in San Antonio, TX. Her work (in both linguistics and in the arts) deals with environment, bodiliness, sound + sound-spatial relationships, sound symbolism/mimetics, sexuality, recovery, and godliness. Svet draws inspiration from Slavic women’s folk singing, Eastern Orthodox Christianity, electronic music, and the American Wild West. She is currently working on an album called “abuse at the hands of the creator”, expected to be released in spring 2022. 

Svetlana is a master’s student of Reading and Literacy at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She attended Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA, where she majored in linguistics and studio art. Svetlana took courses across the Five College Consortium including linguistics courses at UMass Amherst and Hampshire College, Bulgarian at Smith College, and public art at Amherst College. She graduated from Mount Holyoke cum laude with high honors in her studio art thesis, entitled “Gloomy Swamp, Breathless Mud”.