About

About

Welcome from Casey Hoke 

(He/ Him/His or They/ Them/ Theirs)

What started as a youth workshop, is now a constantly evolving project and resource that I want to make available and accessible to artists, students, educators, queer folks, and non queer folks alike! My ultimate goal for each and every visitor here to this growing resource is just to gain even an ounce of knowledge in knowing that queer history dates back to those BCE dates you learned in history class and beyond those modern white male-centered cisgender gay pride movements you may have read about. Welcome to Queer Art History.

As a queer artist myself starting in middle school to discover my trans identity and queer sexuality that deviated from “straight and cisgender”, I needed some comfort and validation knowing there were others like me out there. Learning about Stonewall from a friend was just the beginning. I had a homophobic 8th grade history teacher at my public school, so learning about people like me that thrived and succeeded was quite the discovery, and a motivation to keep moving forward with my own life and career. So, one can only imagine how amazed I was to discover how queer the art history world was and is growing to be! Thats where I began writing and giving workshops on my own art and how learning about art history and queer identity in October of 2014 in the Huffington Post. Since then, I’ve given a TEDx Talk, shared my stories with GLSEN, Point Foundation, and have even keynoted for Intel and GLSEN Oregon’s annual youth conference. But smaller speaking engagements can only reach so far, so here’s to Queer Art History, a resource and a guest artist platform that I’m developing for you (thank you for visiting!) and all of my fellow queer folks who may be looking and constantly searching for that ounce of inspiration and knowledge, that yes, we are a vital part of art and history as a whole.