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Feminist Art

10 Badass Emerging Female Artists You Should Know Right This Minute

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.22.2015 | Arts

We call it a good day when we learn about one new female artist toying with art and gender in radical new ways. Thanks to Judith Charles Gallery's exh...

The Guerrilla Girls Are The Feminist Masked Avengers The Art World Still Needs

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.20.2015 | Arts

We had always hoped the real life super-heroines of our time would wear masks. And then there were the Guerrilla Girls, a feminist art collective that...

Woman Strips Down In The Midst Of Ruins To Capture The Beauty Of Middle Age

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.16.2015 | Arts

You may not feel you have that much in common with an old factory or abandoned mental asylum. But photographer Sarah R. Bloom sympathized with these d...

Clarity Haynes

Liz Insogna | Posted 01.13.2015 | Arts
Liz Insogna

Clarity Haynes studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts before earning her MFA in painting from Brooklyn College, CUNY. Her work has been widely exhibited, most recently at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in Manhattan, and Life on Mars Gallery in Bushwick.

Fat Femme Artist Picks Apart Your Preconceived Notions Of Beauty

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.16.2015 | Arts

Day after day we're fed image after image of a certain body aesthetic: tanned, toned, waxed, oiled and perhaps a little digitally retouched. Today let...

Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper at El Museo del Barrio

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.05.2015 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Marisol dug beneath the surface to engage with ideas that were political. Ignoring the vagaries of the art scene, Marisol explored her own vision and imagery undeterred by the knowledge that her direction was not always in tune with the prevailing sensibilities.

Rejoice! Her Majesty Yoko Ono Is Getting A MoMA Exhibition

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.11.2014 | Arts

Looks like our wishing tree is finally paying off. Her majesty Yoko Ono -- queen of magically bizarre tweets, avant-garde cover songs, surreal makeup ...

This Artist Paints With Pubic Hair And The Scent Of Vagina (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.02.2014 | Arts

In 1866, the realist painter Gustave Courbet shocked just about everyone with his close-up depiction of a lady's genitalia. The art world's most iconi...

Why Women Artists Should Think Ahead

Jacqueline Bishop | Posted 12.02.2014 | Arts
Jacqueline Bishop

When she was a young girl growing up in Washington, DC all the museums were free to the public and going to a museum was one of her favorite things to do. Then in high school a teacher introduced Catherine Morris to art history, and it was love at first sight.

Poetry in Translation: A Conversation With Care Santos

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 01.18.2015 | Books
Julie R. Enszer

Santos's collection, Dissection, translated into English by Lawrence Schimel, has just been published by A Midsummer Night's Press as a part of its new Periscope imprint. Recently, I talked with Santos about her work as a poet.

The High School Class Every Student In America Should Be Taking

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.12.2014 | Teen

Want to know what a feminist looks like? It looks like any one of the 16 students in Ileana Jiménez's high school class. Jiménez, who was spotli...

Poetry in Translation: A Conversation With Jana Putrle Srdić

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 01.11.2015 | Books
Julie R. Enszer

Putrle's collection, Anything Could Happen, translated into English by Barbara Jurša, has just been published by A Midsummer Night's Press as a part of its new Periscope imprint.

Poetry in Translation: A Conversation with Kätlin Kaldmaa

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 01.06.2015 | Books
Julie R. Enszer

Kätlin Kaldmaa is an Estonian poet, writer, translator and literary critic. She has published four collections of poetry, two books for children, an autobiographical work of non-fiction, and a novel.

Artist Inserts Herself Into 400 Nude Selfies To Explore The Future Of The Internet (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.10.2014 | Arts

Warning: This post contains a lot of nudity and is probably not appropriate for most work environments. It's only a matter of time before Googli...

Publishing Poetry in Translation: A Conversation With Lawrence Schimel

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 12.29.2014 | Books
Julie R. Enszer

The newest imprint of A Midsummer Night's Press is Periscope, devoted to works of poetry in translation. Recently, I talked with Lawrence about this new imprint and his work as a publisher.

Meet The 'Louise Bourgeois of Italy,' Carol Rama

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.27.2014 | Arts

Carol Rama's first exhibition was abruptly shut down by the police for public indecency. One work, "Dorina," was a watercolor in the raw, depicting a ...

Olfactory Artist Has Crafted A Sculpture That Smells Like Vagina

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.23.2014 | Arts

Peter De Cupere, our favorite olfactory artist, has created a new work exploring the space between divine and embodied representations of women. His p...

How To Be A Revolutionary Feminist Artist, While Hardly Noticing

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.21.2014 | Arts

Barbara Nessim's work may seem playful and even innocuous, but in fact, that's what makes her endless combinations of colors and lines so dangerous. ...

This Is A Contemporary Feminist's Take On Traditional Needlework

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.17.2014 | Arts

A catcall -- made in the moment, often hollered casually with little forethought -- lasts only a few seconds. Once a statement like "Good morning, goo...

Striking GIFs And Illustrations Depict The Women Of The War On Terror

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.08.2014 | Arts

We typically associate GIFs with either lowbrow internet memes or psychedelic net art -- both of which, though wonderful, don't usually carry much of ...

Here's One Way To Protest China's Preference For Boys

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 10.03.2014 | Arts

“Every artist is concerned with these questions, of who we are and where we are going,” says Prune Nourry, pulling her long brown hair away from h...

Our Brains on Chick-Lit

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 11.29.2014 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

For many women, there's nothing that makes for a better beach or airport read than a fun chick-lit novel. They are vacation must-haves. But are they bad for us? That's what one study claims.

Adorably Grotesque Cartoons Explore What Little Girls Are Made Of

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.26.2014 | Arts

From the perspective of a parent, a child comes across as a glowing angel. From the perspective of a stranger, a child can appear either as a doughy b...

Here's A Female Nude From A Female Point Of View, The Way It Should Be

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.26.2014 | Arts

Think about the history of nude portraiture. Which paintings come to mind? Manet's "Olympia," Goya's "Nude Maja" or perhaps Courbet's "Origin of the W...

These Embroideries Of Boobs, Butts, Nipple Hairs And Stretch Marks Are Just Perfect (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.24.2014 | Arts

Warning: This post contains images of (embroidered) boobs and buts, and thus may not be suitable for work. Say farewell to all your preconceived ...