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.
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.
In May 2022, Lesh opened E. Lesh Gallery in Provincetown, MA, where he exhibits his own work, and the work of other queer artists. During the first season, Lesh designed the 2022 Carnival Poster, “Monsters, Myths, and Legends.” The Gallery exhibited works by Gabriel Goldberg, Garek, Adam Ross and Benwa.
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.