Gender Portraits

is creating art that advocates for trans and intersex people

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Thank you, my art patron, from the bottom of my heart! Also, have access to behind the scenes updates that I will TRY SO HARD to update.

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Get your name on the Gender Portraits site as a patron, and the above mentioned.

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Get a hand written thank you note, an original doodle of the artist's choice, and access to behind the scenes updates. 




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About Gender Portraits

About Gender Portraits

Gender Portraits is a nonprofit sponsored project of the Austin Creative Alliance that creates an artistic documentary series designed to stoke complex conversations around gender. The series consists of paintings and stories of transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming people created by award winning transgender artist, Drew Riley, who aims to create the work that she wishes existed when she was growing up. Every art show, lecture, or interview that Gender Portraits participates in spreads affirming and relatable accounts trans and intersex people's experiences, humanizing them to the general public.

Gender Portraits also creates the Gender Unbound Art Fest. A yearly festival in Austin, TX that uplifts trans and intersex artists, musicians, performers, and film makers. Gender Unbound is organized by an entirely transgender team of organizers, assuring that the event is created by and for the community. The festival creates positive visibility of trans and intersex communities centered around their talents and pumps thousands of dollars into trans and intersex communities. Gender Unbound also provides community resources at the event like free HIV testing, voter registration, and info on trans and intersex social and support organizations.

The project has received amazing feedback and has been featured in a number of prominent places, including the AdvocateThe Austin Review, Time Warner Cable News, and STEAM Magazine. In addition, our executive director has received awards for her work with the project, including the Austin Chronicle's 2017 Critic's Pick for Best Artivist and the 2017 Media Arts and Entertainment award from the Houston Transgender Unity Committee.

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  • Cover our operating expenses
  • Expand the collection of art
  • Increase the reach of the project
  • Expand the Gender Unbound Art Fest
  • Pay our executive director/artist
  • Increase our staff

Samples of the Work:

The Gender Unbound Art Fest:

The Gender Portraits Series:


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Help us with our bare minimum monthly expenses like storage rental, insurance, web expenses, exhibiting costs, and reordering gender pride merchandise. Keep our project running with a small monthly contribution. Become a patron!
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