Past Artists

Our Artists

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


“Nowhere”

white rectangular light against black background

Pronouns: He/Him

“Nowhere” is a gay Hispanic photographer living in Bellevue, WA. 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


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


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


Mary Dispenza

Pronouns: She/Her

Person wearing red face mask and pink collar

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.

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.


Amber Duan

Pronouns: She/They

bisexual flag

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!


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 artwith us in 2021.

Check out Jack’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!


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!


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 and 2022.

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 and 2022.

Check out some of Gou Qi’s 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 are currently pursuing 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.

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


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.

https://www.brightlexicon.com/


Rina Yuan

Pronouns: She/They

Rina Yuan is an aromantic bisexual teen living in Redmond, WA. They work mostly with acrylic paints on canvas. We are pleased to have Rina share her work with us in 2022.


Owen Zegoski

Flag with yellow, white, purple and black stripes

Pronouns: They/Them

Owen Zegoski is a 25 year old non-binary trans masculine individual currently residing in 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 Owen share their work with us in 2022.


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.

nyktomorphia on DeviantArt (Content note: horror themes)