New York City based artist Gabriel García Román began his ongoing ‘Queer Icons’ series in 2011. This portrait series honors Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) specifically activists, community organizers, poets and artists; members of the community that are doing the work and bringing attention to issues that affect the QTPOC community.
ArtRage is excited to announce that with the support of the Central New York Community Foundation, Garcia Roman is creating 10 new works for his Queer Icons series featuring 10 inspiring QTPOC from Syracuse. These 10 individuals represent a small fraction of the remarkable QTPOC artists and activists in our own community. Garcia Roman met and photographed Kyle Bass, Ellen M. Blalock, Sara Hagan, Jose Miguel Hernandez, Hunter Kusak, Timothy Lattimore, Jason Ngo, Rahzie Seals, Talia Shenandoah (Harlow Holiday), and Fabiola Ortiz Valdezat at ArtRage this March and the finished works will be unveiled on June 4th.