The mere act of being a woman artist is an act of rebellion since it was and still is male-dominated. These handpicked pieces take the rebellion one step further by illustrating the stories of women in isolation through their own art.
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.
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.
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.
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.