This multidisciplinary project began in 2018 by the Severa Collective (María Eva Russo & Lidia de Pedro).

It was based on Seven Realms Arts introduced in Anne O Nomis’ book, “The History & Arts of the Dominatrix,” which is the first illustrated book on Dominatrix from a female-dominant perspective.

The exhibition took place at Factoría de Arte y Desarrollo in Madrid and was curated by Victoria Cantos.

The Seven Realms Arts of the Dominatrix

R I      The Art of the Sublime and Powerful Woman

R II     The Art of Lowering the Man to Submission

R III    The Art of Bondage, Entrapment and Enclosure

R IV    The Art of Discipline, Training and Punishment

R V     The Art of the Bodily and the ‘Out-of-Body’

R VI    The Art of Cross-Dressing and Subversion

R VII   The Art of Fetish and Fantasy

Through this project, we sought to investigate and examine the intricate intersections of gender, sex, and power.

The exhibition featured a diverse collection of screenprints, paintings, ceramics, videos, flags, poems and perfumes. Together, these works formed a hypnagogic journey through the Seven Realm Arts of the Dominatrix, inviting the viewer to create their own narratives and paths.

María Eva Russo contributed a series of flags made under the motto “The Flag as a Statement of Existence,” which aimed to elevate the feminine archetype of the Dominatrix through her arts and challenge the binary gender roles of our current belief system.


Gold, red and black with watercolor hand finishing on Somerset cream paper, 300gsm, 56cm by 76cm. Signed Limited Editions.

Mixed media paintings:

Clay, graphite, wax, tree bark, spirulina, latex, acrylics, watercolors, inks, glass paint, blood and varnish on Somerset cream paper, 300gsm – 56cm x 76cm and  76cm x 112cm. Unique pieces

The History & Arts of the Dominatrix by Anne O Nomis

Seal of Inanna, 2350-2150 BCE

“Reward for a Virtuous Soul”

“The Queen of Harlem”

“Your Powers”

“What Need Have I The Truth To Tell”

“Pessimist Desires”

“Beautiful Destiny”

“Iron mask for a repentant Catholic”

“Better Than You Know Me”

“Belle du Jour”

“A Lot More For A Lot Less”

“The Two Of Us Together”

“Infinity And Beyond”

“When I Needed You The Most”

We are deeply grateful to Anne O Nomis for her support and invaluable advice during the research and making of our project.

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