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Brian Kovach

A Letter to My Mother 2 | 16″ x 20″ | Archival print | 2017

Artist Statement

Since 2017 Brian has been exploring his queerness through the lens of photography. Growing up in the Midwest made it hard for him to connect with other people in the community so he started his first project photographing gay men. Since then Brian has graduated with his Masters of Fine Art from Cranbrook Academy of Art. His work deals with the many intersections of queer culture and how they connect with his life. Topics of his work include, Sex, Masculinity, and Identity. Queerness is not the same for everyone, it is many things, and that is what makes it so special. 

Artist Website + Social Media:
Instagram @brianskovach

MR/QD Is Made Possible BY

Artists stipends made possible by Kresge Arts in Detroit

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About MR/QD

Mighty Real/Queer Detroit is an art exhibition in June 2022 devoted to 77 years (1945-2022) of Detroit LGBTQ+ art 

The exhibition presents a month-long historical examination of the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community and its longtime allies, featuring established & emerging Detroit artists, as well as artists whose careers were shortened by HIV/AIDS.

Mighty Real/Queer Detroit is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to promoting positive and meaningful images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community through artistic and intellectual means. © 2023. All Rights Reserved.