5 NYC Queer Artists to Buy Holiday Gifts From

Apicha Community Health Center Dec 14, 2020  

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Artists and creatives across the board have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. And queer artists in particular have been especially affected. 

This holiday season, you can help support the LGBTQ+ art community by purchasing their creations as gifts. We've gathered a short list of local, NYC-based queer artists for you to check out. While these are just a few of the talented queer folks in the city, there's many, many others not featured in this blog.  

Where you can buy queer local art

1.Erotic art & jewelry from G2ther

Founded and created by Guelmo Rosa, a queer Puerto Rican artist, G2ther offers a range of erotic jewelry, wire art, and brass art. 

2.Unique prints from Zach Grear

Based in Brooklyn Zach Grear is a queer artist who draws inspiration from queer erotica and tattoo iconography.  Grear specializes in vintage gay porn magazine, and utilizes markers and collage to alter found imagery and give them a new, "othered" version. His work also includes portraits of his peers and personal heroes. 

3. Jewelry from Black Queer Magic

Founded and created by Vanessa B. Smith, a Black, queer, and Jamaican woman, Black Queer Magic's jewelry is handmade and features semi-precious stones. A self-taught jewelry artist, much of their designs include lapidary, copper and metal smithing, electroforming, and metal engraving. Smith is also a social worker dedicated to supporting the LGBTQ+ Black community. 

4.Vibrant apparel and art from Tyler Wallach Studio

Artist Tyler Wallach is a queer artist based in Harlem recognized for his bright and boldly colored street-art characters on both canvas and clothing. Their online shop offers a range of gender-neutral apparel, including shirts, bags, accessories, and masks.

5. Prints & more by Katrina Del Mar

Katrina del Mar is a New York-based artists, photographer, writer, and film director. Though her work is expansive and genre-bending, much of del Mar's work is centered around women, queerness, erotica, and feminism. Per her website, most of her prints on her website are available for sale, upon inquiry. 


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