by Bonnie Goldman
Since its inception in 1988, Visual AIDS has become the largest organization supporting, archiving and exhibiting HIV-positive artists in the United States. They organize and sponsor a wide variety of programs -- from exhibits and publications to the Speakers Bureau, a group of artists who visit schools, museums and other organizations to discuss their work and their HIV status.
The Body has featured a monthly Visual AIDS Web Gallery with online exhibits of art selected from the Visual AIDS Archive Project since 1999. The Archive Project preserves the works of artists both living and dead -- including the people featured on these pages. The Archive Project also provides its members with a wide range of support, including: free photo documentation of art work, artists' materials grants to low-income artists, emergency grants, free access to lawyers for estate planning, opportunities to exhibit work, quarterly newsletters, advice and advocacy.
If you are interested in purchasing any of these artists' works, or if you would like more information on Visual AIDS, call (212) 627-9855, or e-mail them.
All artists with HIV/AIDS are welcome to join the Visual AIDS Archive (estates may join on an artist's behalf).
All images are the property of the artist and may not be copied or reproduced without the express written permission of the artist and Visual AIDS.
Visual AIDS is funded through grants and through the support of people like you.