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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.

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.

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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

Influenced by native Venezuelan lore, Renaissance masters, and Italian Fascists, Vallenilla's artwork glorifies the male body.

April 19 2014 4:00 AM

Contemporary with J.C. Leyendecker, and Charles Dana Gibson, and heir to the licentious line art of Aubrey Beardsley, Cushing was a mainstream illustrator with a decidedly gay pen stroke.

April 12 2014 4:00 AM
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