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.

Rodriguez has a fresh take on a classic technique, using multiple exposures that combine photos from his archives as well as found images that catch his eye.

April 13 2013 4:19 AM

Jacoulet was a rare Western artist mastering the art of woodblock printing sufficiently to be recognized in Japan. He was also barred from entering the U.S. due to his “undesirability” as a gay man.

March 30 2013 7:22 AM

After recovering from the hallucinatory explosion of color, the complex narrative of Martin's images keeps us engaged.

March 16 2013 6:22 AM

The sense of freedom Swedish artist Eugene Jansson must have felt when he turned from blue landscapes to nude male gymnasts and sailors pulsates in his artwork.

March 09 2013 5:00 AM

Andreesen's lively and sophisticated portraits reveal why he has a huge (celebrity) fan base.

March 02 2013 4:05 AM

Cummings' world-weary subjects exist between childhood fantasies and adult secrets. They are otherworldly reminders of our own hidden selves.

February 23 2013 5:00 AM

Knight's fantasy portraits of androgynous youth are haunted and sensuous.

February 16 2013 5:18 AM

A selection of art and photography from from some of our featured contributors shows a diversity of LGBT romantic expression.

February 06 2013 11:47 AM

This Finnish artist's work leaned to the symbolic and the spiritual, and was surprisingly erotic for the time.

February 02 2013 4:00 AM

Sexy, splashy, and campy, Van Stelten's photos break out of their commercial context.

January 26 2013 4:00 AM