portrait of this blog's author - by Stephen Blackman 2008

Thursday, April 12, 2018


If you ask someone to name five artists, they will likely name prominent male artists, but how many people can list five women artists? Throughout March’s Women’s History Month, we will be joining institutions around the world to answer this very question posed by the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NWMA). We will be featuring Latinx artists from our collection, some of whom are included in our upcoming exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985 which explores the groundbreaking contributions to contemporary art of Latin American and Latina women artists during a period of extraordinary conceptual and aesthetic experimentation. The show will be on view April 13-July 22, 2018. Together we hope to draw attention to the gender and race imbalance in the art world, inspire conversation and awareness, and hopefully add a few more women to everyone’s lists.Returning to Cuba from the United States in 1980 and 1981, Ana Mendieta began carving fertility figures into the caves and cliffs of her native land, which she called Rupestrian Sculptures. Many of these, such “Untitled (Guanaroca [First Woman]),” were named after indigenous goddesses, simultaneously serving as political and personal assertions of Mendieta’s presence and identity, as well as reminders of ancient traditions of goddess worship. Posted by Allie Rickard

Well challenge accepted  . . . . . without really breaking sweat

WOMEN ARTISTS (well my favourites)

Rita Donagh*
Barbara Kruger
Leonor Fini
Louise Bourgeois 
Paula Rego
Jan Howarth
Helen Frankenthaler
Frida Kahlo
Jennifer Durrant*
Susan Hiller*
Gillian Ayres*
Georgia O'Keefe
Tracy Emin
Gillian Wearing*
Kathe Kollwitz
Hanna Hoch
Sarah Lucas
Yoko Ono
Jenny Savile
Jo Spence*
Gwen John
Alison Wilding
Sue Coe
Therese Oulton*
Rachel Whiteread
Jenny Holzer

*those I have met

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