Mexican-American artist and craftsman Gabriel Garcia Roman explores the politics of identity as it relates to queer communities of color and his own life experience. His multi-disciplinary practice spans printmaking and embroidery, photography and GIF-making. We were especially drawn to his “Queer Icons” series, where QTPOC organizers and activists he crowned “the modern day saints” stand hallowed in photographs—a nod to his own Catholic upbringing. Gabriel features in WePresent’s “Through The Prism of Pride” series, where we present stories from LGBTQ+ communities around the world.
“Art has the power to humanize a community that the average person wouldn’t otherwise have access to.”