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.

Olaf's work combines rigorous discipline with an eye for the spontaneous moment.

December 13 2014 4:00 AM

Selfies are for amateurs. Percy Katt rides the crest of a wave of fantastic self-portraitists who deal in pop culture, gender play, and deep-fried glamour.

December 06 2014 4:00 AM

Moscow artist Igor Sychev's magic realism travels across time and space creating a sensual dream world.

November 29 2014 4:00 AM

Just a little harmless Halloween fun with knives, dogs' heads, clown masks, and a diaper or two.

October 18 2014 4:00 AM

The beauty of master photographer Paul Jasmin's work is the seeming effortlessness of his serene but sexy images.

October 11 2014 4:00 AM

There is a chic despair to the blurred and amputated figures in Chatenoud's photographs and sculptures. Grand Guignol meets surrealism.

October 04 2014 4:00 AM

Bedford's sultry, languid men are dripping with sex and style, and drenched in libidinal color.

September 27 2014 4:00 AM

This important American illustrator peopled his artwork and murals with heroic examples of fit, muscular men.

September 13 2014 4:00 AM

Roberta Marrero's artwork is like a pop art fever dream with some sex and Catholicism thrown in for good measure.

September 06 2014 4:00 AM

SUMMER RERUNS: We thought we would take this holiday weekend to sit on our laurels and review some art that we really wanted to see again. Balas plays with classic themes and "big art." He also plays with our feelings.

August 30 2014 4:00 AM