Artist Spotlight

As art holds an essential place in the LGBT community, The Advocate strives to shine a light on the work of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender artists who are moving the cultural needle within the artists spotlight section. Discover slideshows from gay art openings across the world with mediums that range from photographs, to oils, to sculpture, and more. Read interviews and profiles of contemporary artists who portray LGBT history, sex, culture, and politics within their works. Browse through the artist spotlight and other sections that celebrate gay culture.

This young photographer, just graduating from Maryland Institute College of Art, shares images from his thesis show that focused on wrestling.

May 23 2015 4:00 AM

Infamous for his beautifully modeled 'bums,' Etty was controversial in his time for the amount of nudity in his paintings, let alone for the surprising number of male nudes.

May 16 2015 4:00 AM

Richmond's flirty homages to the pinups of the last century get an extra pinch of sass from celebrity appearances.

April 25 2015 4:00 AM

Von Steiner's mega-chromatic fantasies elide childhood dreams with something much darker.

April 18 2015 4:00 AM

Droll, witty, and tensely erotic, Smalley's work takes place in an invented time and space, like one you dreamed of when you were young.

April 11 2015 4:00 AM