Ben Saunders

Ben Saunders - BA (Hons) Illustration with Animation

Trans Bodies Are Beautiful

As a queer, trans masc artist, my work often focuses on the trans body, intimacy and kink. Through my work I aim to create a space for trans people to feel safe to embrace their bodies and sexuality away from fetishisation and judgement.

My work is largely based in illustration and ceramics, as well as workshop facilitation. In addition, I recently curated the trans masc erotic magazine STRAP, which has since been stocked in shops such as Unitom and MagCulture.

As a co-founder of Manchester Queer Art Market, established in 2022, a large element of my practice centres around being involved within the local queer community. MQAM was set up in response to a lack of opportunities for Northern queer artists to sell their work in a queer-specific, safe space.

Design Award Winner