Kevin Caplicki

Kevin Caplicki 12″x18″, screenprint Image by Kevin Caplicki in collaboration with Marcellus Shale Earth First! Kevin Caplicki is a self-taught, multi-disciplined artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He produces work on a variety of themes, including imperialism, resistance, and radical politics. He was a founding member of the Visual Resistance collective, the Miss Rockaway Armada, and […]

Micah Bazant

Micah Bazant 12×18 digital print image by Micah Bazant in collaboration with The Indigenous Environmental Network Artist Statement: “I made this piece after hearing Kandi Mosset talk about how fracking has effected her community in North Dakota (bit.ly/1RCIiM5) and how women especially are fighting the violence from this industry. When I hear Indigenous people speak […]

Agana

Agana 12×18 inch, digital print image by Agana, in collaboration with the Southwest Worker’s Union Artist statement: “The image is symbolic of how corporate consumption of food and fashion are directly linked to fracking our earth for fossil fuels.  The seeds sprouting from the planet and growing into corn are metaphors for thoughts growing to […]

Sarria Ovalle

Eva Ovalle​ José Sarria God Save Us Nelly Queens! And God bless José Sarria. José Sarria is an American drag entertainer, war veteran, restauranteur, founder of the Imperial Court System, and one of the first LGBT activists in San Francisco. Born to Latino immigrants, José served in occupied Germany during WWII. After the war, he returned […]

fuzee by Robinson

Amari Robinson Adrienne Fuzee Adrienne Fuzee was one of few Black lesbian curators in the country. She was also an art historian and strove to preserve Queer art as a part of the founding board of the Queer Cultural Center. Considering that the art world tends to be over-represented as European and heterosexual, it is […]

Bill T. Jones

Renée Jones Bill T. Jones What a wonderful dancer. Bill T. Jones clearly expressed all of who he was through his dancing, but strangely I don’t believe he ever specifically choreographed a piece about being gay or the epidemic of AIDS. I love the idea of patterns and tribal art painted on a body. It […]

Nina Simone

Amman Desai Nina Simone I chose to make a print of Nina Simone for several reasons: 1) I wanted to honor a Queer artist who has deeply influenced me, 2) I wanted to bring Nina Simone’s queerness to the forefront of the conversation that has been markedly silent on her bisexuality, and 3) I wanted […]

Baldwin

Joan Chen Baldwin This piece is an altar image for a more recent queer ancestor, James Baldwin. I came upon his writing a few years ago when I was trying to find my way in the world shortly after I graduated from college. Reading Baldwin helped me to renew my efforts in forging my claim […]

Weyam Wallada: Medieval Arab Lesbian Ancestor This print is a portrait of me as my medieval Arab Muslim Spanish princess lesbian ancestor, Wallada. In my research to uncover ancestral Arab lesbians, I came across the remarkable Wallada bint al-Mustakfi, daughter of an 11th century caliph of Cordoba (the capital of Islamic al-Andalus). According to scholar […]

David Wojarnovicz

Sasha Solomonov Untitled (David Wojnarowicz) I saw LJ Roberts’ embroidered portrait “Censorship Protest Mask (David Wojnarowicz)” at Not Over: 25 Years of Visual AIDS at LaMaMa Galleria in New York City in 2013, which recalled both Wojnarowicz’s resistance art and the activism in response to the censorship of his film. Roberts’ stitched image was based […]