South Eastern Queer Arts is a collective of artists, poets, musicians, and craftsmen dedicated to expanding the visibility of LGBTQ+ artists throughout the South Eastern USA, giving another venue to share art. There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us. We hope you enjoy our site and take a moment to drop us a line.
Based in Montgomery, Alabama we promote artists living in or from the South Eastern United States. Be sure and visit the websites of our artist contributors and support them by buying their artwork.
Jonathan Brooks was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Brooks graduated magna cum laude, with a double major of Advertising and Fine Art Photography and a minor in Marketing, at the University of Miami. He worked for Eastman Kodak during their transition from analog to digital. His photographs have been published in numerous magazines, anthologies, and periodicals. His Photos have been featured in major movies (Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates, and Uncle Drew), the Emmy nominated short film series celebrating the 50th anniversary of National Endowment for the Arts- United States Of Art, and television shows (Oprah Network's David Makes Man, Bravo TV's reality show Southern Charm, The CW's The Vampire Diaries, and Germany’s Only Love Counts). His work has been exhibited in Miami, NYC, Amsterdam, France, Germany, Greece, and the UK. This includes Art Basel, the Louvre, and the biggest billboard in Times Square.
I’m Daniel, from Huntsville, AL. Ever since I saw my first big, bold abstract painting at 5 I’ve been captivated by how easy it is to get lost in color, strokes, and texture. It’s my release from the troubles of the world, and I’m always experimenting with crazy new materials.
I started drawing the human figure at three years old. I started drawing very young and have loved it most of my life. I started painting devotedly in 1993, first with watercolor and moved to acrylic in 1995. In 2012, I started experimenting with oils and pastels, as well and I love the intensity of the color they both offer. I am currently doing a mix of acrylic background with oil on top of it. Painting is a very physical, almost musical, experience for me. Even if I spend days and weeks on a piece, I hope to always exemplify the fervor of artistic invention and to glorify playful experimentation. Truthfully, the physical application of paint and the physical act of digging into wet paint with a palette knife or even a paintbrush handle excites me. I enjoy doing portraits and figures that suggest the idea of an underlying rhythm or continual motion that is in the common moments of everyday life. I use rich, bold, expressive colors because I believe color incites longing and depicts angst and provokes revelry.
I am involved in a very exciting project right now with my work. I am using female models who are also friends of mine. We are seeking together to unlock and unfold the natural beauty and unlock feminine boldness with different poses, dramatic lighting, and confident vulnerability. The history of art is filled with men’s viewing of women as art objects. I am suggesting with my work that as women look at each other through the lenses of friendship and sisterhood, there is potential for a unique expression. I, also, continue to work on figure paintings that I can use as a more personal narrative for my emotional life, my joys, and sorrows, which are very common to all people.
Ari is Research Assistant at the UAB School of Health Professionals, UAB School of Education, and is also the Data Manager for U.R.G.E. ( Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity)
Shannon Anderson - Graphic Artist - Designer for Southern Poverty Law Center
Timothy James Lennox - Photography
Former Program Editor at FringeNYC - the New York International Fringe Festival, and studied Art, Painting, Art History, and Psychology at the University of Memphis. Greg currently lives in Nashville, TN.
Artist and designer Lary Wayne Wadsworth creates visually pleasing living spaces and creates art reflecting the human condition.
Tim was born in The Bronx, but has lived in Alabama since 1976. He semi-retired on April 30th, 2020, the 50th Anniversary of his first (radio) broadcast. Tim has enjoyed photography since his early childhood and his work reflects his interest in politics, civil rights, science, sociology, photography, media and more.
Creator of the "Family Matters: LGBTQ Youth Perspectives" - portraits of LGBTQ youth with their perspectives on self-identity.
Carolyn's exhibition was hosted by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, displayed at Birmingham AIDS Outreach's Magic City Acceptance Center and the Jewish Community Center - all in Birmingham, Alabama.
TBA - Work In Progress
635 Madison Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36104, United States