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Justin Coleman

Grindr Gaze | 14″ x 20″ | Acrylic pain | 2022

Artist Statement

Justin Coleman is an African-American Fine Artist, Graphic Designer and Illustrator from Detroit, Michigan. He is attending CCS to explore his illustrative work, and further refine his craft . His practice mostly consists of portraits and figurative work. He’s currently working as a caricature artist in Ohio. Much of his work explores his own identity as gay black man as well as ideas surrounding mental health and intersectionality.

Artwork/s at the following locations:
Galerie Camille

Artist Website + Social Media:
Instagram @jcole14

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.