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Nathan Rapport

I Think It’s Strange You Never Knew | 11″ x 14″ | Watercolor on paper | 2020

Artist Statement

Nathan Rapport is a California and NY based multimedia artist and gallery owner. Guided by formative years in San Francisco, his art celebrates the connection between the queer present and ancestral history. Through his work as a painter, illustrator, muralist, designer, and art director, he manifests his visions of queer utopia.
In February of 2019, Nathan co-opened A Love Bizarre – a brick and mortar gallery that housed over 80 queer artists and makers, and provided physical space for LGBTQIA creative voices to gather and sustain. Facing pandemic realites, A Love Bizarre closed its doors in April of 2020. Nathan galvanized and reimagined how gallery and gather can co-exist, launching a platform committed to nurturing long-term queer creative visibility and sustainability, DREAM BROTHER. Nathan currently lives and works in Hudson, NY.

Artwork/s at the following locations:
Anton Art Center
Playground Detroit

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.