Women Artists

Portrait of Veronica Ryan with her exhibition, Along a Spectrum, 2021, Spike Island, Bristol, UK.  Contemporary Art

Meet Veronica Ryan, The 2022 Turner Prize Winner

A great example of resilience and coherence, Veronica Ryan is the latest winner of the Turner Prize, an annual prize awarded to British contemporary...

Carlotta Mazzoli 2 February 2024

Black Female Artists - Kara Walker Women Artists

Five Black Female Artists You Should Know

From the Venice Biennale to the Turner Prize to museums and gallery representation, Black female artists are gaining more and more popularity in the...

Carlotta Mazzoli 2 February 2024

Photography

Black Feminist Photographers Fighting for Social Inclusion of Marginalized People

This is a story of three Black female photographers who through their documentary photographs, handle and explore gender identity and related topics...

Petra Dragasevic 2 February 2024

Harriet Powers Women Artists

Harriet Powers: A Black Female Folk Artist Who Regained Her Glory

For much of the 20th century, the work of Harriet Powers, an enslaved and later emancipated Black folk artist, was erased from the art historical...

Kristin Urban 2 February 2024

Ana Mendieta, On Giving Life, 1975 Herstory

Identity and Belonging in the Work of Ana Mendieta

Ana Mendieta, the Cuban-American performance artist was an unapologetic feminist who asked profound questions about identity and belonging.

Candy Bedworth 1 February 2024

Women Artists

How Louise Nevelson Constructed Her Sculptures and Her Past

Born in Pereiaslav, today’s Ukraine, Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) is recognized as one of America’s most innovative sculptors. Her most famous...

Magda Michalska 1 February 2024

Women Artists

Hilma af Klint: Pioneer of Abstract Art

Who invented abstract art? The advent of abstraction has historically been attributed to male artists. However, Hilma af Klint, a Swedish painter and...

Emily Snow 1 February 2024

Herstory

Painting a Reputation: The Portrait of Empress Dowager Cixi by Katharine Augusta Carl

Art and politics have been closely intertwined throughout global history. This article studies the case of The Empress Dowager Cixi of China by...

Iolanda Munck 29 January 2024

Georgia O’Keeffe Jack-in-the-Pulpit Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Jack-in-the-Pulpit No. IV by Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe is one of the greatest female artists of the early 20th century. She could also be considered the mother of American Modernism.

James W Singer 28 January 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Vase with Flowers by Rachel Ruysch

Let’s discuss one of the greatest still-life artists: Rachel Ruysch. Still-life paintings do not draw the crowds at museums. They are often...

James W Singer 28 January 2024

Women Artists

Charlotte Salomon: Theater of Life and Death

This is not a story with a happy ending. Or a happy beginning for that matter. It’s a story of suicides, sexual abuse, a mystery to solve and art...

Magda Michalska 27 January 2024

Women Artists

Making Meaning: Charlotte Salomon Painting Her Childhood

The artist Charlotte Salomon was tragically murdered in the gas chamber in Auschwitz at the age of 26, while 5 months pregnant. She left behind two...

Candy Bedworth 27 January 2024