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.

Perhaps only accidentally homoerotic, Lilien's pursuit of a handsome Jewish ideal manifested in beautiful art nouveau drawings of men.

July 06 2013 4:00 AM

Hortelano-Pi brings his earthy, human touch to ceramics, video, and social media.

June 22 2013 4:00 AM

Trullo casts a wickedly humorous eye on the grand themes: religion, mythology, and fine art.

June 15 2013 4:00 AM

Hellu's series "Guardians of the Golden Gate" mingles cosplay, heroism, and self-expression in the City by the Bay.

June 08 2013 4:00 AM

Brian Moss is allowed into the inner sanctum of muscle culture to capture images after the posing stops.

June 01 2013 4:00 AM

More like still lifes than figure studies, Sousa's lads have an Edwardian tilt to their top hats.

May 25 2013 4:00 AM

Cowboys, pirates, ripped shirts, and bondage. It's a small wonder that Baumhofer's illustrations for pulp magazines ignited the fantasies of a generation of gay men.

May 11 2013 4:00 AM

Ashley Kolodner's series of pictures, 'GayFace,' is deceptively simple and straightforward. But start flipping though the images and you will see the contemporary LGBT world staring back at you.

May 04 2013 4:04 AM

Ohrem-Leclef juxtaposes images from two different isolated male communities to reveal similarities.

4:00 AM

Was Thoma gay? How many fauns, satyrs, and lonely naked guys on the beach can you depict before your own art outs you?

April 20 2013 4:00 AM