Past Artists

Our Artists

We would like to thank the following Eastside LGBTQIA+ artists for sharing their creations with us.


Anaïsysiria

Person with red and blue-black hair wearing heart-shaped glasses with red frames

Pronouns: She/Her

Anaïsysiria is a queer latina living in Bellevue. Her artwork is intensely felt, with bright vivid colors interwoven with poetry. She uses mixed media and digital art. We are pleased to have Anaïsysiria share her work with us in 2023.

Instagram: @anaisysiria


Lucky Birney

flag composed of pink, white, purple, black and blue horizontal stripes

Pronouns: They, He

Lucky is a transmasculine, non-binary, multidisciplinary artist from Redmond, WA. They have a B.A. in Engineering with a Sustainable Development concentration from Smith College and are currently working on an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Antioch University.

Instagram: @luckychlovr


Ariel Mei Gliboff/ 梅花

Face of person in scuba gear

Pronouns: She/Her

Ariel Mei Gliboff / 梅花 is a queer, Chinese American artist and scuba diver in Redmond Washington. Ariel 梅花 is a Chinese American artist living in Redmond. Her work includes underwater photography and watercolor/gouache painting. Ariel’s work showcases the beauty of the local ocean world with the goal of raising awareness about the human impact on our oceans. We are pleased to have Ariel share her work with us in 2023 and 2024.

Instagram: @littlebrrmaid


Axton Burton

Person of European descent in straw hat with flowers in their mouth

Pronouns: They/Them

Axton is a non-binary Redmond local passionate about connecting the queer community and bringing life to the spontaneous ideas in their head. Their work has been featured in The Optimist Daily and the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce. We are pleased to have Axton share their work with us in 2023.

Instagram: @diversity.by.action


Miriam Colman

black and red ink drawingof bird with outstretched wings

Pronouns: She/Her

Miriam is a lesbian artist from Redmond, specializing in intricate ink line art on paper. Her work has appeared on the set of Season 8 of Portlandia.

gardenofbirds on Instagram


Angie Nuevacamina

Pronouns: She/Her

Angie Nuevacamina is a queer Chicana of Indigenous and Black descent working in Downtown Bellevue and living in Downtown Redmond. She works with charcoal and pastels so that she can feel the medium and put her own essence into each piece. Her art explores the beauty and power of contrasts when brought together, much like the beautiful contrasts of her cultures. We are pleased to have Angie share her work with us in 2023.


Brande Damiana

Person with long slightly wavy blond hair holding out a fistful of mardi gras beads

Pronouns: She/Her

Brande is a graysexual poet writing and hiding poetry in the Snoqualmie Valley. We are pleased to present Brande share their work with us in 2023.

Instagram: @bwdpoetry


Dasha

Portrait photo of person in blue shirt

Pronouns: She/Her

Dasha is a queer artist based in Redmond. Her work is surreal, mystic, and always up to interpretation. She is grateful to be able to express her sexuality and creativity alongside other queer artists in this year’s exhibition.

my.pigeon.darling on Instagram


Danny Rosemond

African American teenage boy with brown afro, wearing yellow ochre overalls

Pronouns: he/him

Danny is a 15-year-old transgender and African American boy living on the Eastside. He has a passion for art and often draws cartoonish figures.


Mary Dispenza

Person wearing red face mask and pink collar

Pronouns: She/Her

Mary Dispenza is a proud lesbian living with her spouse in Bellevue, WA. She is a former member of the LGBTQ+ Childcare Task Force and longtime activist for marriage equality. We are pleased to have Mary Dispenza share her work with us in 2021 and 2023.

Check out some of Mary’s work here!


Charlie Drake

Profile of light-skinned person wearing red plumed helmet

Pronouns: They/Them

Charlie Drake is a nonbinary person of color living in the Eastside. They have lived in this community for over 15 years and when not oil painting, enjoys the hiking trails and campsites that Washington offers. We are pleased to have Charlie share their art with us in 2022.


Elizabeth Hill

Person of European descent with long straight white hair wearing brown hat

Pronouns: She/Her

Elizabeth Hill is a queer artist who lives in the Snoqualmie Valley. Elizabeth is a painter, potter and installation artist. She also plays banjo in the band Elizabeth Hill and the Valley Folk. We are please to have Elizabeth Hill share her work with us in 2023.

FB: Lake Joy Cabin Studios


Amber Duan

bisexual flag

Pronouns: She/They

Amber Duan is a bisexual queer artist who lives in Sammamish. She explores the themes of race and sexuality in her work. We are pleased to have Amber share their art with us in 2021.

Check out some of Amber’s art here!


Heidi Lane

Portrait photo of light-skinned person with pink hair and striped shirt

Pronouns: She, They

Heidi is a neuroqueer bisexual felt artist living in Redmond. They refer to their needle felted wool art as ‘felted whims’ because their art is born out of those sparks of inspiration that take hold and send them into a state of hyperfocused needle felting. We are pleased to have Heidi share her work with us in 2022.

https://feltedwhims.com


Dahra Perez Mendez

Pronouns: She/Her

Dahra Perez is a bisexual artist living in Redmond. Her work explores landscapes. She likes to experiment with acrylic and gouache painting, incorporating mixed media to push realism in her work. We are pleased to have Dahra share her work with us in 2021.

Check out some of Dahra’s art here!


Wing Mui

A person wearing blue cloth mask and black T-shirt is doing embroidery on a frame.

Pronouns: She/They

Wing is a trans woman who lives in Redmond. She works with many media but got her start in fiber arts. We are pleased to have Wing share her work with us in 2021 and 2022.

Check out some of Wing’s art here!


Nemo

Octopus eye

Pronouns: He/They

Nemo is a neurodivergent, pansexual, nonbinary person who lives in the forest in unincorporated King County and enjoys a variety of creative pursuits, including underwater photography. We are pleased to have Nemo share their work with us in 2023.


Théo Nguyen

Pencil drawing of person with slightly wavy mid length hair

Pronouns: any/all pronouns

Théo is a queer, Vietnamese-American artist who primarily works in watercolors, gouaches, pencils, and procreate. They run the Eastside Queer Figure Drawing group. Outside of art, they love talking about pop culture (indie comics, films, animation, and video games), fashion, food, volunteering, and learning about anything. We are pleased to have Théoshare their work with us in 2023.

Instagram: @tiffslitterbox


“Nowhere”

white rectangular light against black background

Pronouns: He/Him

“Nowhere” is a gay Hispanic photographer who has lived in a couple of different Eastside cities. Born and raised in New Mexico, “Nowhere” has been living in WA since 2007. New to photography, Nowhere draws inspiration from music, lights, shadows, and late 90s horror games. We are pleased to have “Nowhere” share his work with us in 2022.

photography__ofnowhere on Instagram


Nyktomorphia

Person with mid length hair holding pen

Pronouns: They/Them, It/Its

Nyktomorphia is a queer nonbinary pencil artist in the Bothell area who draws science fantasy, body horror, pretty people, cute nonsense, and surreality. We are pleased to have Nyktomorphia share their work with us in 2022-2024.

nyktomorphia on DeviantArt (Content note: horror themes)


Saccharine Peccadillo

Young bearded person of European descent wearing maroon hoodie with hood down.

Pronouns: He/him

Saccharine Peccadillo has lived all around the Eastside including Redmond, Issaquah, and Duvall, as well as Seattle proper. He is queer, trans, and bisexual. He Saccharine Peccadillo enjoys all artforms, animals, and the better parts of his delivery job. We are pleased to have Saccharine Peccadillo share his work with us in 2023.

Instagram: @saccharinepeccadilloart


Lily Pezzee

Rainbow flag

Pronouns: She,They

Lily Pezzee is a lesbian student from Woodinville who works primarily with digital media and experiments with portraying difficult topics like mental health and personal identity. We are pleased to have Lily share her work with us in 2021 -2023.

Check out Lily’s art here!


Gou Qi

cat peering out of cave

Pronouns: They/Them

Gou Qi is a genderqueer immigrant who lives in Redmond. They create digital art inspired by traditional East Asian brush painting. We are pleased to have Gou Qi share their work with us in 2021 – 2023.

Check out some of Gou Qi’s art here!


Marina San Miguel

oil portrait of person with short dark hair

Pronouns: any

Marina San Miguel is a lesbian painter living in Redmond. Her works often contain themes of feminism, queer identity, and mental health. We are pleased to have Marina share her work with us in 2023.


Sara Wilkes

Person with spectacles and blue collared shirt

Pronouns: She/Her

Sara Wilkes is an asexual artist living in Bothell. She brings inspiring words to life through calligraphy and hand lettering. Her work was featured in Redmond Lights 2021. We are pleased to have Sara share her work with us in 2022- 2023.

https://www.brightlexicon.com/


Ari Kapilivsky

Pronouns: They/Them

Ari is an asexual Hispanic cis man living in Redmond. They learned crochet and knitting at the same time as coming to terms with their asexuality in 2017. We are pleased to have Ari share their work with us in 2021 and 2022.

Check out some of Aaron’s art here!


Jack L

Gray asexual flag

Pronouns: He/him

Jack is an IT worker who works in Redmond and lives on the Eastside. He identifies as a gender non-conforming individual on the asexual spectrum. We are pleased to have Jack share his art with us in 2021.

Check out Jack’s art here!


Tomás Narvaja

Pronouns: They/Them/He/Him

Tomás is a queer artist living in Bellevue who takes a mixed media approach to art surrounding themes of belonging, representation, and their cat, Magic. We are pleased to have Tomás share their work with us in 2021.

Check out some of Tomás’ art here!


Jing Jing Wang

Pronouns: They/Them/TA/Elle

Jing Jing Wang is a sappy queer alien who loves a lot of things very deeply. A longtime Eastside resident, they have a degree in sociology/gender and feminist studies at Pitzer College. We are pleased to have Jing Jing share their work with us in 2022 -2023.

https://jjwportfolio.carrd.co/ (Content note: artistic nudity)


Shiloh Zegoski

Flag with yellow, white, purple and black stripes

Pronouns: They/Them

Shiloh Zegoski was a 25 year old non-binary trans masculine resident of Redmond, WA. Their work consists of many mediums, favorites including simple sketching and oil paint. Drawing a variety of animals, mostly canines, is their specialty. We are pleased to have Shiloh share their work with us in 2022.