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.

'I have to shoot. If I haven't in several days, it starts gnawing at me.'

August 23 2014 4:00 AM

Monkman uses painting, sculpture, video, and awesome drag to settle a few scores. His work is hilarious and chilling all at once.

August 16 2014 4:00 AM

Raymond Carrance, working under the name Czanara, created an intriguing body of homoerotic artwork in the '50s and '60s.

July 26 2014 4:00 AM

Moody, masculine, and mysterious, Huctwith's canvases create testosterone-laced tableaux with virtuoso authority.

July 05 2014 4:00 AM

Adi Nes's staged, themed images are like the grand salon paintings of the 19th century; they appeal to all the senses and inspire contemplation.

June 07 2014 4:00 AM

Bisky's imperiled men, at war, in combat, and in near-death experiences, float in a gorgeous abstraction of color.

May 31 2014 4:00 AM

Deemed the official photographer of the Club Kid scene of the '80s, John Simone lived the life with the 'fabulous nobodies' who ruled the New York late-night world.

May 17 2014 4:00 AM

Ceylan's technical proficiency is so dazzling that you might miss the outspoken content of his work.

May 10 2014 4:00 AM

Bravo is remembered for his beautifully rendered paintings of young men and sports stars.

May 03 2014 4:00 AM

Wheeler's wicked sense of humor makes an organized visual mayhem.

April 26 2014 4:00 AM