Henry Lorca is an emerging Queer visual artist, performance artist, and poet, based in Northern California.
Lorca’s artwork is the product of his internal juxtaposition of Buddhist life and radical queer activism. From his experience both in the monastery and in the streets of queer protest, he found the indestructible goodness at war and peace with life. Through controversial, his nude images bring about as sense of peace and resilience for the artist.
Since his first gallery show in 1998, Lorca’s work has been exhibited and performed internationally, including a 2010 street-art project completed in England and France. His erotic photographs have been featured in numerous online galleries, and his collage art was published in the New York art journal VACZINE in 2014. Henry has performed in San Francisco with the troupe La Pocha Nostra, where he worked under the direction of Guillermo Gómez-Peña. Lorca also hosts regular "Queer Arts Salons" at his studio, where he invites Queer artists, performers, musicians, and other rebel artists to explore "radical tenderness" in sharing and co-creating art with each other.