Joey Terrill

"Joey Terrill is a formative figure in the Chicano art movement and AIDS cultural activism and is a former board member of VIVA!, the first gay and lesbian Latino art organization in Los Angeles. Born in 1955 and raised in Highland Park, Terrill has been influenced by sources as diverse as pop art, Mexican retablos, twentieth-century painters ranging from Romaine Brooks to Frida Kahlo and the energy, politics and creative synergy of Chicano and queer art circles in Los Angeles. Over the last 30 years, Terrill has created seminal portraits of everyday queer life in the barrios. His work has been included in such exhibitions as Gronk and Joey at Score Bar (1984), Alex Donis/Joey Terrill: Two Points of View at Echo Park Gallery (1991) and, most recently, ASCO: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2011)."