There are certainly the traditional routes (galleries, for example) but oftentimes those paths are strung with red tape—what if there was a more empowering way?
Here are a few suggestions for ways that you can begin to gain more exposure for your work through good press and publicity:
1. Build a dream press list
Think about where your potential fan base might "hang out" and keep an open mind.
Perhaps there are a few niche online magazines that would love to feature your story and/or a few of your pieces. Maybe there are more mainstream outlets as well that you could reach out to. Also consider podcasts as a great way to connect with your current and future fan base. What podcasts would the type of people who might connect with your creative work listen to?