The Work of These 10 Gay Artists Make for Amazing Gifts This Holiday Season
With the holidays rapidly approaching, we’re all thinking of gifts! And the best way to gift something personal, one-of-a-kind and amazing for your loved ones while also supporting local queer artists is to purchase gay art gifts from one of the many amazing gay artists around the world.
Below Hornet has rounded up some of the best gay artists we’ve uncovered on Instagram who make pieces fit for any gay man’s home. Whether you’re shopping for a friend, a significant other, or yourself (this is totally allowed during the holidays! You deserve nice things, too!), these pieces are sure to spruce up any interior.
Each of the gay artists below offer work for sale, some via commission and others via online stores. The holidays are fast approaching, and for many gay artists it’s a crazed time, so if you’re interested in purchasing gay art gifts for your loved ones, reach out sooner than later!
Here are 10 of Hornet’s favorite gay artists, perfect for gay art gifts this holiday season:
1. Ego Rodriguez (@egorod)
If you’re looking for bold colors and bright pieces, you’ll find that with the sexy work of illustrator Ego Rodriguez. You’ll find his shop here, where you can purchase limited-edition prints and original art or commission a portrait of your own starting at £65.
2. BOiSOP (@dosioq)
What can we say? The work of BOiSOP is simply … peachy. His love for the bubble butt is unparalleled. Check out his Threadless shop for a slew of gay art gifts for all your friends, everything from T-shirts and phone cases to erotic fine art prints.
3. Nickolas T. Cecchini (@nickocecchini)
Innovative, thoughtful, and truly one of a kind. Nicko is a Toronto-based artists whose work spans the media of acrylic paint and photography. In his own words, his interests include “sexuality, politics, environmentalism and popular culture.” Check out his shop here.
4. Shane Loza (@enahsdesigns)
The silhouettes drawn by this Austin-based designer make for classic and timeless gay art gifts for a loved one looking for that perfect wall piece. Much of his work is about celebrating the male physique. Shop for Shane’s work here.
5. Cachorro (@cachorrolozano)
We’re enamored by Cachorro’s bold, colorful statement pieces that are sure to make you smile. He’s a Spain-based artist who sells everything from prints to apparel to tote bags, and we want it all! (Plus he’s currently got a Black Friday sale going on in his shop now!)
6. Micah Perry (@artmonstermicah)
One of Los Angeles’ preeminent tattoo artists, Micah specializes in art you can wear, but he also sells paintings and prints of his work. Reach out through his Insta account and inquire about his pieces, many of which make for great gay art gifts this holiday season.
7. Austin Call (@duhrivative)
The facial composites of this digital mixed media artist are seriously out of this world. His contemporary and experimental celebrity portraits (“neoportraiture”) are trippy and genius, and he takes commissions, too! Reach out to him via Insta and purchase a portrait of you or a loved one before the holidays!
8. Guido Fiato (@gufiart)
Guido Fiato reimagines well-known characters like Disney princesses and DC heroes. His bear art is fun, inspired, and downright loveable. And he takes commissions! Check out his work (prints, stickers, postcards) in his shop.
9. Alexander Kain (@boycraft)
This Milwaukee-based artist creates modern textile art by combining techniques like embroidery and traditional quilting. He also likes showcasing his new work on Insta while sporting tighty whities (no complaints here). His work is available to purchase here.
10. magió (@magio_marco)
He’s an Italian queer artist based in Berlin, and his colorful illustrations will warm up any home. On his Etsy page you can find prints, postcards, phone cases, shirts and tote bags. And we highly recommend his book Send Me Nudes, a 60-page collection inspired by user-submitted nude pics, as perfect little gay art gifts for your friends.