The Queer Portrait Project is a collaboration with the Queer community, pairing each participant’s narrative with my painting. Queer people, like those of other marginalized groups, are often seen as faceless, autologous, nameless. One Queer person becomes a representative and stand-in for a monolithic whole, robbing them of their own autonomous story. The Queer Portrait Project illuminates the breadth, depth, joys, struggles, and particularities of individual members of the Queer community. The paintings and essays together allow the viewer to see and identify with the personal, distinctive, and particulate experiences of each project contributor.
If you are interested in participating, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org