Tennessee Loveless is an artist who passionately delves into the subjects that speak to him, and has been increasingly noticed and well-received for doing so, skyrocketing in success and notoriety in only a few years. He’s been tailoring how he expresses his unique voice through a number of passion projects, which fortunately have been embraced by collectors around the world.
Though he currently chooses Chicago as his home, he’s lived and created all over the world. He started of his career painting drag queens in San Francisco, worked at Disney in licensing and production development, and moved on to become an official Disney interpretive artist.
This year, his Disney project 10x10x10, a collection of 100 iconic Mickey silhouettes that articulate diverse cultural, pop, and artistic experience, is the subject of the first retrospective book being released by Disney of an LGBTQ artist. He is now building a variety of unique collections, including Drag Landscapes, Vox Populi and The Art Outsiders.
He is severely colorblind, but that hasn’t stopped him. In fact, it has led him to a visual style based in color psychology and layered with meaning. He is grateful knowing what some would see as an impediment has offered him a unique, artistic way of viewing the world. Find him at tennesseeloveless.com and artoutsiders.net.