Your Very Flesh Will Be A Great Poem (From Whitman 200) | 28″ x 20″ | Mixed media monoprint | 2019
My artwork looks critically at & comments upon the personal, political, & social issues affecting the LGBTQ community. I ground a lot of my work in queer theory to shine a spotlight on queerness, queer culture & history, and what it means to be queer in contemporary society. My need to respond to current events is what keeps me going back into my studio to make new work. My subjects over the past 15 years have included marriage equality, queer families, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, liminality & queer space, Walt Whitman, the Pulse Nightclub massacre, HIV-AIDS, queer spirituality, the Pansy Craze, & queer identity. My work has been shown in galleries, museums, & art fairs around the US. BFA, Webster University in St. Louis in theater design (minor in sculpture). MFA, University of Michigan School of Art & Design in printmaking (certificate in LGBTQ Studies). I am the owner of JG Studio and the A2 Print Studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan.