Stigma

Stigma. Press photo courtesy Heidi Lunabba. Heidi Lunabba in collaboration with Anne Pietarinen Stigma Photographs and installation Galleria Huuto, Jätkäsaari 2, Helsinki, Finland 23 January – 8 February 2015 Welcome to the opening on Friday 23.1 2015 at 8pm! Who invites cockroaches over for a sleepover? Who wants to go…

Intermedia Artist Aja Rose Bond

Artist statement by Aja Rose Bond Triangle Fort by Aja Rose Bond in collaboration with Caroline Ballhorn, Alicia Cha and Heather Dawn Jones. Photo courtesy of Aja Rose Bond.   Artist Statement by Aja Rose Bond I am an intermedia artist with background in music, craft and fashion respectively, drawing…

Dolly Wilde’s Picture-Show

Artist statement by Rebecca Nesvet “And still they come and go: and this is all I know– That from the gloom I watch an endless picture-show…” Siegfried Sassoon, “Picture-Show” (1920) Playwrite Rebecca Nesvet about her Dolly Wilde’s Picture-Show When I read Sassoon’s ‘Picture-Show’, the poem doesn’t call up only the…

Nest by Coral Short

Artist statement by Coral Short Nest by Coral Short. Photos courtesy of the artist. Description: Nest is an interactive sculpture that is about caring for our community’s cultural workers and activists. I encouraged the audience at The Hemispheric Institute Encuentros to unwind by finding my large, human-sized nest on wheels…

Chicano Park iPhoneography by Tina Rice

Artist statement and photos by Tina Rice / COMBO APPS: Mobile Extreme Editing   Photo from the Chicano Park iPhoneography series by Tina Rice Artist Statement by Tina Rice Tina Rice: I’m a photography/mobile based artists. Everything I do now is from my iPhone and iPad. All my traditional photographic…

The Lesbian Paintbrush

Essay by writer and visual artist Jane Eaton Hamilton, Canada I’ve been studying art in Paris museums further to my certificate work in painting from Emily Carr University in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I have investigated the collections at the Musée d’Orsay, Musée Marmottan Monet, Musée de Montmartre, Centre Pompidou and…

Suzie Pindar – Endless Possibilities

Suzie Pindar – Dream, 21cm x 29.7cm, black edged wood frame 32.5cm x 42.5cm Endless Possibilities – a group mixed media exhibition Camden Image Gallery 174 Royal College Street, Camden, London March 8 – 20 2014 UK artist and queer woman Suzie Pindar takes part in the exhibition titles Endless…

Primal HeArt by Belle Ancell

Text & photo: Belle Ancell, Canada Amber Dawn, writer. Photo from the Primal HeArt series by Belle Ancell Artist Statement by Belle Ancell Belle Ancell: The Primal HeArt series is from a photo project I was invited to participate in out of Toronto, Canada called the 10×10 Photography Project. The…

Melisa Ljubovich a Queer Artist From Bosnia

Text and images: Melisa Ljubovich Pastuvka in Zürich (Bosnian female horse in Zürich), a self portrait by Melisa ‘Mel’ Ljubovich   Artist Statement by Melisa ‘Mel’ Ljubovich Mel Ljubovich: In major parts of the Balkans being transparent and queer, despite your work and other activities, are not getting on well…

Remains of Eternity by Sif Itona Westerberg

Text by Birthe Havmoeller / Feminine Moments Sif Itona Westerberg, photo by Birthe Havmoeller Danish art student Sif Itona Westerberg (above) is interested in rites and systems that create and uphold social and historical power structures. I met her at her latest exhibition Remains of Eternity in Copenhagen a few…

No Fear by Elinore Lindén Strand

Artist Statement and photos by Elinore Lindén Strand Close-up of No Fear, an installation by Elinore Lindén Strand, 2013. Splitting her time between Stockholm and Berlin has made Swedish visual artist Elinore Lindén Strand see the European history in a new light. Meeting people who’s grandparents fought for or against…

Kathy Atkins

Artist profile originally posted at http://queerartsfestival.com.

Newness

Essay by Ji Strangeway / L.A. / 2013 Museums and history are like cemeteries. They house dead masters of the past. I want to live in the present and it is here that I create. The old art masters are embalmed in history books and pickled in the morgues of…

Queer Feminist Photographer Goodyn Green

Photo from the series The Catalog by Goodyn Green. Goodyn Green – The Catalog at Strange Loop Gallery in New York Goodyn Green is a queer feminist photographer, born in Aalborg, Denmark 1979. She graduated as an art and history primary school teacher from N. Zahles College of Education in…

American Craftswoman Caitlin R. Sweet

Artist statement and photos by Caitlin Rose Sweet Gay Cave, mixed media, 15’x6’, by Caitlin R. Sweet, 2012. Photo by Ty August Chance Caitlin R. Sweet: I am a conceptual craftswoman who uses the connotations of the handmade as a platform to explore our relationship to the body, sexuality, utopian…