E. Lesh is a portrait and figurative artist, and LGBTQ rights lawyer in New York with a fine art gallery in Provincetown, MA. His artwork depicts queer subjects, capturing form and expression in as few lines as possible. He recently celebrated the opening of his new gallery in Provincetown’s Whaler’s Warf where he’s surrounded by other queer artists and creators like Puppy Play, Studio Lacombe and the Frederick Studio Provincetown.
Lesh collaborates with life-models in New York, Provincetown, and across the world. He hosts a queer drink and draw at the Brooklyn-based bar, C’mon Everybody, and previously organized, BaroQue, a queer life drawing evening with live classical music at The Q in Hell’s Kitchen. Lesh’s work has been featured in solo shows in New York City, Miami, Provincetown, Denver, Allentown, and more.
As a lawyer, Lesh worked for Lambda Legal and was recognized as one of the 40 Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40 by the National LGBT Bar. He hosts a queer legal podcast, and teaches a course in “Law, Gender & Sexuality” at Hofstra Law School. The line connecting Lesh’s legal and artistic work is a passion for justice and a desire to celebrate queer bodies and lives.
Check him out on Instagram at @EDLDraws or stop by his gallery located at 237 Commercial Street.
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