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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.

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

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.

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