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George Dinhaupt


George Dinhaupt is an artist / educator who lives and works in Los Angeles. He maintains his studio practice and has been engaging Cultural Portraiture for more than 20 years. Examples of his work can be found on the Visual AIDS WEB Site, in the collection of the Leslie-Lohman Museum, The collection of the Long Beach Museum of Art, and Recent images posted on the VISUAL AIDS Site were made possible with a generous Artist Materials Grant from Visual AIDS.


My work is often referred to as “Honorific Portraiture.” I work the tradition through Cultural Portraiture. Influences are diverse as are subjects and styles in my work. My black-and-white portraits, as in my “With Us” series in the 1990’s, were influenced by portrait artists of the time, while more recent work, utilizing natural light and candid settings like roadside diners and hotel rooms, point to “snapshot” and “documentary” influences. I continue using the language of the studio with instant-film self portraits. Specific representations in my work are chosen to focus the viewer’s attention on identity’s presence and to force a reading: confrontational, and inviting. The work operates to suggest a strong, undeniable presence of desire and is intended to engage the viewer in a participatory process. GEORGIE


Solo Exhibitions

George Dinhaupt, Starlight, Starbright, L2Kontemporary Gallery, Los Angeles, 2013.

George Dinhaupt, Spaces, L2Kontemporary Gallery, Los Angeles, 2010.

George Dinhaupt, Working Alone, L2Kontemporary Gallery, Los Angeles, 2007.

Selected Exhibitions


The Selfie, Museum of New Art, Armada, MI

Enriching & Engaging, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach


Recent Acquisitions, Leslie-Lohman Museum, New York

Doing Your Dirty Work, Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco


Project Space, L2Kontemporary Gallery, Los Angeles

Uncensored: Queer Art and the Church, Leslie-Lohman Museum, New York

Doing Your Dirty Work, Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco


Works on Paper, Colonial House, New York City

Queer Me 2011, The Center, New York City, produced by the QCA of the CAA


Saints and Stereotypes: George Dinhaupt, Art & Understanding Magazine, Feb. 2011.

Treasures from the Permanent Collection of the Leslie/Lohman Foundation, Ed. Dr. Peter Weiermair, 2009, ISBN: 978-3-900361-02-0

San Francisco Public Library, WEB Exhibitions Catalog, Reversing Vandalism,, 2005.

City University of New York, WEB Catalog, “The Museum of Queer Visual Culture,” Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation, 2005.

Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation, WEB Catalog, “Photography Permanent Collection,” 2004.

Survey catalog, Stephan Reusse. Works 2003-1982, Cologne Germany. Collaborative image: Full-page reproduction, pg. 123, 2003. ISBN 3-902249-35-8

Shirle Gottlieb, Biennale, Long Beach Press Telegram, December 5, 2002. Diversions, Daily 49er, November 25, 2002: B/W reproduction.

Reviews: Masquerade, Art Week, July/August, 2002. Portfolio, Hinnerk Magazine , March 2002: Color Reproduction, pg. 39.

Masters Thesis, Contrary-wise, California State University Library, Long Beach, CA

Shirle Gottlieb, All in the Family, Long Beach Press Telegram, December 22, 2000.

Phil Braham, Exposed, Thunder’s Mouth Press, New York, 2000: ISBN: 1-56025-301-0 Shirle Gottlieb,

No Limits, Long Beach Press Telegram, May 17, 2000: Color Reproduction