Here, at The Queer Art Collective, we put queer artists at the forefront and refuse to have their true stories silenced. Covid-19 has impacted how artists make a living and we want to help breach the gap between their work and potential buyers. We open our physical location in Pawtucket, Rhode Island March 5th and will be featuring permanent and rotating art installations then.
Taylor, the founder of this organization, has a wild passion for art and has dreamt of starting a gallery for years. The concept for this project is rooted in her desire to provide a safe space for an open and honest representation of queerness.
Learn more about our team below.
Who We Are
Veronica is a New England native, born and raised in Massachusetts. She got her bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from UMass Amherst before setting out to travel the country. For years, she worked for non-profit activist organizations and she brings that spirit of bold action solidarity to the gallery. Her time organizing and working with artists on campaigns instilled a belief in the power of art and community.
Taylor is a southwest native. Having grown up in Phoenix, Arizona, before beginning a long stint of travelling the United States, she's recently found herself at home in Providence, Rhode Island. During her travels, including a 5 month tour down the west coast and across the southwest, she's seen an immense amount of galleries on the way; all have inspired her for this project. She's currently working on a degree in psychology and in Art History with her love of the human mind as it's intertwined with art steering her.
Finnegan is a Seattle native. He got his degree in Finance from the Internet before setting out to travel the country. For years he's worked tirelessly, but fruitlessly, to teach his brother Beauregard about taxes. He now brings that relentless and stubborn spirit to the gallery. His hobbies include running about and chasing red dots to help keep his skills sharp and laser focused.