Celebrate diversity and inclusion with great art and illustrations! #queerlove #queerart
A nice illustration with great meaning often brightens up your day – like when The Forest Mori draws her relationship with animals, Isatisse paints a vivid picture about social anxiety or Cath Love sheds light on female body positivity. In honour of pride month, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite queer artists on Instagram. Let’s learn more about sexual fluidity and gender inclusivity through the medium of art – and simply celebrate diversity!
Queer artists on Instagram you need to follow
Created by Genevieve Darling, Lovestruckprints from Montreal focuses mainly on the beauty of lesbian and feminist subjects. Hoping to explore different facets of femme relationships and challenge heteronormativity, her illustrations of strong females greatly empower queer women by acknowledging the importance of owning your body and sexuality. She’s definitely one of our fave queer artists on Instagram.
Based in San Diego, artist David Jester is known for his large scale acrylics of men in pools that represent inclusion. The pool to him symbolises the gay community, as well as the pool of humanity. By using a lot of blue in his works, they convey a sense of melancholy and we really love the visceral effect.
Established by Lara Brind’Amour and Ellie Martineau-Lavoie again in Montreal, La Façade aims to create sensual portraits that spark meaningful dialogues in the queer community. They also like to play with the subtlety of eroticism, femininity and poetics. Definitely one (or two) of our favourite queer artists to look out for on Instagram.
Michael J. Hildebrand
Brooklyn-based graphic designer and illustrator Michael J. Hildebrand makes amazing paintings that depict the delicacy of romantic relationships between queer men. By painting the emotional side of men, his works tell us that it’s okay to be both a sensitive and unapologetic person, queer or not.
If you’re looking for queer artists that do more than just illustrations and paintings, check out Vulvaluv. Also from Montreal (yes, there are loads of queer artists in Montreal that we love), Brie Birdsell from Vulvaluv creates lovely yonic art for all the ladies! From jewellery to vulva costumes, she will impress people with her textile skills.
Living in Los Angeles, the artist behind Homo Riot plasters images of queer men and “homo love” on buildings and construction sites all over the city. Starting out as a statement of protest and outrage, the works soon turned into a message of love and positivity for the LGBTQ community. His works encourage us to take pride in being queer and to show that off on the streets like heterosexual couples do, because #gayisgood!