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.

Blake Little understands primal masculinity and captures it in his new book, Manifest.

September 21 2013 4:02 AM

Schneider's risky homoerotic artwork enjoyed great popularity in Germany. Then the political climate changed.

September 14 2013 4:00 AM

In Swaty's series 'In Between & Outside,' gender is represented as both a fluid, relaxed, and creative expression as well as a more tense and exploratory transition.

September 07 2013 4:00 AM

Small wonder that Freeman's top-notch male photography books sell out very quickly. His photography arouses and engages all the senses.

September 01 2013 6:00 AM

Philadelphia Main Line society artist Emlen Etting was happily married, but he sure painted a lot of sailors.

August 24 2013 4:00 AM

Jim French, founder of Colt Studios, shows his early, unseen Polaroids that were part of the creative process in a fascinating new book.

August 17 2013 4:00 AM

Jones's dry wit is countered by the wistful messages found in his subtle work in "Eden's Remains".

August 10 2013 4:00 AM

These strapping lads and lasses were the Russian physical ideal. Deineka's provocative male nudes conflict with Russia's contemporary antigay views.

August 03 2013 4:00 AM

Koch's society paintings grow more charming as time passes, but his paintings of handsome nudes reveal a more intriguing point of view.

July 27 2013 7:29 AM

Uriarte's simply presented concept reveals much about gender identity and roles.

July 13 2013 4:00 AM