Art and Design

Original blog posts and articles from KitschMix on Lesbian Art and Design

15 Reasons To Create Queer Art

Make queer art. If you’re an artist, create a queer superhero. If you’re a writer, include queer characters. If you’re a filmmaker, don’t shy away from LGBT content. If you like video games, please, for the sake of queer gamers, create. Of course, you don’t have to make queer art.…

Finally! Greeting Cards For Queer Women

You’re shopping for a Christmas card for your best friend, but Hallmark doesn’t carry anything specifically for a queer Latinx. You want to give your coworkers a card for their wedding, but can’t find any cards depicting two grooms. You want to surprise your girlfriend on Valentine’s Day, but all…

New Queer Arts Festival Breaks All the Rules

Queer people make the best art. That’s just a fact. Queer people are creative, bold, original and provocative. A new festival called OUTsider is highlighting the fierceness of queer artists. Over the course of one jaw-dropping week in Austin, Texas, this festival will host countless LGBT films, plays, performance pieces,…

The Faces of Queer South Africa

South Africa is one of Africa’s most socially progressive countries. Same-sex marriage was legalized in 2006, nine years before the U.S., and South Africa was the first country to instate a constitution that forbids discrimination based on sexuality. Unfortunately, despite the progressive legislation, LGBTQ people are far from welcome. Every…

Out Artist Nicole Eisenman Announced As Winner Of The MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’

The MacArthur “Genius Grant” winners were announced yesterday; and top of that list was out lesbian painter and visual artist Nicole Eisenman. Eisenman, the fellowship for “expanding the critical and expressive capacity of the Western figurative tradition through works that engage contemporary social issues and phenomena.” Eisenman has been showing in New…

Rethinking Female Beauty – ‘I Heart Girl’ is a Breathtaking Exploration of Women’s Femininity

Take a look at the new portfolio of work by New York photographer Jessica Yatrofsky – I Heart Girl, which is a breathtaking exploration of women’s femininity. “I’ve always been drawn to depicting the body. I think it’s very important to make images that represent a facet that reflects the current cultural landscape, which is why…

New Exhibit of Censored LGBTQ Artwork to be Displayed in New York

New exhibit, Irreverent: A Celebration of Censorship, explores how sexuality has been, and continues to be, used as a tool to prohibit LGBTQ cultural artwork. Inspired by the creative and activist responses to the censorship, the show displays work from 17 artists that represent the “controversial” perception of LGBTQ work over three decade. Curator, Jennifer Tyburczy,…