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Feminist Artists

Six Women Artists Celebrate The Cigarette

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.16.2016 | Arts

When I took my first drag of a cigarette, it wasn't the rush of nicotine and tobacco I was excited for. It was the feel of the thing in my hand, slend...

Nude Photos Explore 'Ophelia' As A Symbol Of Women's Oppression

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.14.2016 | Arts

Warning: This article contains nudity and may not be appropriate for work. A woman's body floats through a brook, her gossamer dress ballooned at th...

Instagram Artist Toys With The Stereotypes Of White, Women Artists

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.10.2016 | Arts

Two weeks ago Amalia Ulman uploaded an image to Instagram, a grainy photo of the artist dressed in a traditional men's business suit, holding what app...

The Radical Story Behind The First All-Women Feminist Comic Books

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.03.2016 | Arts

In 1954 the Comics Magazine Association of America formed the Comics Code Authority to regulate and often sanitize self-published mainstream comics. D...

A Watercolor Artist Wants To Paint Female Nudity Without Shame

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.01.2016 | Arts

Watercolors have an uncanny ability to turn even the most banal of subject matters into phantasmagorical visions that seem snatched out of a dream. La...

'Vagina Kayak' Artist Found Guilty Of Obscenity In Tokyo Court

artnet News | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.09.2016 | Arts

This article originally appeared on artnet news. Concluding a protracted case that began two years ago, a Tokyo district court today found "Vagina Kay...

These Feminist Artists Are Tired Of Being Told To Smile

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.04.2016 | Arts

The night was March 15, 2016. Hillary Clinton had just swept the primaries in Florida, North Carolina and Ohio, thus moving one step closer to becomin...

Remembering Marisol, A Pioneering Artist Who Merged Pop And Folk History

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.03.2016 | Arts

"I was born an artist. Afterwards, I had to explain to everyone just what that meant." -Marisol The world lost a pioneering artist when Marisol Escob...

20 Feminist Artists Are Challenging The Meaning Of The Male Gaze

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.02.2016 | Arts

This article contains nudity and may not be appropriate for work environments. For centuries, (male) artists have perpetuated a relatively consistent...

An Illustrated Guide To The Sacred Ritual Of Getting Ready To Go Out

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.19.2016 | Arts

Manicures, facial scrubs, cooling cucumber masks. Moisturizer, hair foam, body lotion. Winged eyeliner, dark lipstick, a little glitter. These are jus...

Saudi Arabian Artist Turns A Daily Fashion Log Into Feminist Activism

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.19.2016 | Arts

The photo essay "What She Wore," like many outfit-of-the-day-themed websites, features the daily ensembles of Nouf Alhimiary and her close friends. On...

Artist Gives Hieronymus Bosch's Classic Triptych A Feminist Makeover

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.18.2016 | Arts

"Art is so often only experienced through looking," artist Caitlin Rose Sweet explained to The Huffington Post. "It's a short pathway from the eyes to...

Hauser Wirth and Schimmel Inaugural Show: All-Women Sculpture Revisionist Exhibition in a Repurposed DTLA Space

Lita Barrie | Posted 03.30.2016 | Arts
Lita Barrie

In an era when the art world is becoming increasingly market-driven, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel bridges the separation between a commercial art gallery and a non-for-profit museum by combining a commercial mission with an educational mission.

How To Leave Your Job And Become A Street Artist

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.21.2016 | Arts

Before she was a street artist, roaming the city after nightfall and adorning walls, bus stops and phone booths with her original imagery, Miss Me wor...

You Can Start A Small Revolution Just By Drawing A Vagina (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.16.2016 | Arts

Warning: This article contains many images of vulvae and, alas, may not be suitable for some environments. A video posted by Stephanie Sarley (@st...

The Tragic Life Of A Forgotten Feminist Artist, As Told By Her Sister

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.09.2016 | Arts

Ana Mendieta was interested in blood. In part, her fascination with the stuff stemmed from the violence against women she witnessed in her lifetime, b...

Feminist Artist Explains Her Morbid Obsession With Serial Killers

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.30.2015 | Arts

A is for Albert DeSalvo, also known as the "Boston Strangler." He killed 13 women in the Boston Area. B is for BTK, or "Bind, Torture, Kill," as he wa...

The 'P***y Bow' Is The Feminist Answer To Business Casual

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.15.2015 | Arts

Earlier this month, Pantone announced its highly awaited choice for the official color of 2016. In an unusual turn of events, it actually announced tw...

8 Christmas Gifts For Feminists

Erin McKelle | Posted 12.09.2015 | Women
Erin McKelle

If you have someone in your life who is a feminist activist or works to empower women, keep it simple and get them one of these must-haves. Or, if you're the diehard feminist, put these on your wish-list or subtly hint to family and friends that you've been dying to read/try/wear one of the gifts on the list.

Meet The Feminist Art Star Staging A Revolution On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Tricia Tongco | Posted 12.04.2015 | Arts

During a moment when the facade of social media seems to be cracking, it’s easy to look to Instagram stars and wonder what’s real and what’s fak...

The F Word Explores 4th Wave Feminist Performance Art

Kristen Sollee | Posted 11.24.2015 | Miami
Kristen Sollee

Along with a dynamic cast of artists, The F Word includes commentary by scholars and professors alike -- including former Art in America senior editor Nancy Princenthal -- to add background and to contextualize the works and concepts he explores.

How To Be A Surrealist Queen, According To Near-Forgotten Artist Leonor Fini

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.13.2015 | Arts

"I strike it, stalk it, try to make it obey me. Then in its disobedience, it forms things I like." This is how Argentine painter Leonor Fini described...

Holy Frida Kahlo, It's A Feminist Art Coloring Book

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.16.2015 | Arts

If you've ever made a Judy Chicago joke while attending a dinner party, or put on a gorilla mask and high heels to fight the patriarchy in style, or p...

Exploring The Moon-Centric Mythology Of The Feminine Occult

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.12.2015 | Arts

The moon is one of the only celestial bodies with features graspable by an Earthling's naked eye. She is a shapeshifter, slinking away from a full orb...

Women, Wear This Feminist Artist's Anti-Rape Cloak To Definitely Not Get Raped

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.02.2015 | Arts

Ladies, autumn is upon us, and fall style isn't far behind. Expect plenty of burnt oranges, faux furs, suedes and, of course, ponchos! But this season...