I use Instagram for more than just stalking Kylie Jenner, feeling bad about myself after seeing fitness posts, and ordering more nonsensical slutty outfits I don’t need from Insta-boutiques. I also use it to read Herstory Personal Ads and check in on my exes. But one of my favorite parts of Instagram is all the kinky, sexy, weird, bad-ass queer art I find. The ways in which artist and queer communities can connect all over the internet makes all the trolls, fake news, and ads for weight loss supplements worth it. Throughout the years, I’ve followed tons of amazing artists and I wanted to compile a list of some of the sexiest queer art* I could find.
*Some of the artists are queer. Some of the artists are straight. Some of the artists have not spoken about their gender or sexuality. But all of the art is undoubtedly queer AF.
Are you ready to see the hottest and most beautiful f*cking thing you’ve ever seen?
Are you breathing heavily? Me too. Let’s see some more, shall we?
Insuh has “been an erotic photographer for over a decade.” This is some of the most original content I’ve seen in a while. And if my next sexual encounter doesn’t involve a bouquet of black roses, I’m becoming celibate.
Yeha Leung creates some of the most intricate, sensual, and dramatic leather pieces I’ve ever seen. There is nothing obviously queer about her work except that sometimes the models pose really closely and I think it is sexy AF and therefore gay.
Have you ever been painfully turned on by something that made you feel weird about being turned on? Yup. Look no further than Stephanie Sarley’s boundary-pushing art.
“I work to reclaim women’s sexuality in art, evoking the female gaze, confronting the male gaze and the concept of the “muse” by personifying female archetypes. Having transcended the typical use of social media, my fruit art series has become by way of censorship a new style of art, an act of protest and a performance art in it’s own respect.” – Stephanie Sarley
Amber Carr is so ridiculously talented, I frequently get lost in a rabbit hole of scrolling through her page for hours.
If you want hot-creepy-kinky-lesbionic vibes, look no further.
Natalia Fabia paints some absolutely gorgeous women — “colorful, sultry scenes filled with people, lush environments, ornate fashion, light, interiors, glamour, graffiti, landscapes, punk rock music and an unapologetic sexiness entirely her own.”
I connect with Juno Calypso’s photos on a spiritual level. As someone who has been a bit obsessive with my beauty routine, I find these pictures oddly comforting, though haunting and disturbing. And yet, there’s still something sexy about them. Calypso’s work isn’t normally classified as queer… Until now.
“In 2011, after two decades of taking pictures of myself in private, I began a series of self-portraits disguised as a fictional character named Joyce. Without knowing how to explain what I was doing at the time, I used my grandmothers’ houses or rented bedrooms online, and took pictures of myself while the hosts were asleep. Once alone I used Joyce to reenact the private underlife of a woman consumed by the laboured construct of femininity, carried out to the point of ritualised absurdity.” – Juno Calypso
Kat Toronto aka Miss Meatface “uses her often unsettling and surreal images to explore the cultural ideals of feminine beauty and the objectification of women in a feminist society by toying with the push and pull of dominance and submission and the act of revealing and concealing.”
Are you more than vaguely turned on? Me too. Are you a little bit scared, but you like it? Me too.
Brianna Marie is a painter and tattoo artist — she has a large internet following and creates some seriously incredible queer AF art. Like, queer queer, not just vaguely queer. Engaging with themes of feminism, sexuality and race, her creations are not only beautiful, they create dialogue. You can visit her website to order her prints, or a custom painted jean jacket. Perfect holiday gift for bae!
Martine Gutierrez is “interested in the fluidity of relationships and the role of genders within them. She employs mannequins as her counterparts to explore the diverse narratives of intimacy.”
Creepy? Check. Sexy? Check. Queer? Check. Loves it.
Dayna Troisi is proud to be a staff writer at GO Magazine. Her essays have been published in Buzzfeed, Vice, SELF, Racked among others. Dayna is passionate about writing essays that focus on lesbian dating, beauty + fashion and her badass bionic arm. Dayna has an MFA in poetry from Hofstra University, where she also taught Creative Writing. Dayna serves as GO’s nightlife editor and loves to turn up at queer NYC bars & clubs. She identifies as a dyke princess/Jenny Schecter fan-girl and lives on Long Island to be closer to her lash and spray tan technicians.