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.

Hsiung's take on the beautiful men he sees in Western culture has a ripe, about-to-burst quality.

March 28 2015 4:00 AM

Griswold gives you the male figure in a direct, emotional way — no coy justifications needed.

March 21 2015 6:00 AM

Chris Lopez's male figure work — especially those done on wood — are like a bear hug. You feel surrounded by warmth.

March 14 2015 4:00 AM

Lamberto's barometric portraits aim to reveal the pressures and combustion below the surface.

March 07 2015 4:00 AM

Barthé was a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance in the 1930s; then he crashed into obscurity. Did his homosexuality have anything to do with that?

February 19 2015 8:00 AM

Furguson uses the male form as a playground for his painterly skills

January 31 2015 4:06 AM

Possollo explores myth and history in a masterly style that contrasts with his unabashed depictions of intimate situations.

January 24 2015 4:00 AM

Fernando Bayona creates incredible scenery as part of his photographic exploration of the human heart.

January 17 2015 4:00 AM

A current exhibit at Alexander Grey Associates shows Hugh Steers's virtuoso use of light and color.

January 10 2015 4:00 AM

22-year-old Freddy Krave lives in Bologna, Italy, and doesn't spend a day without a camera in his hands.

December 20 2014 4:00 AM