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Women in Art

Russian Artist Protests Mistreatment Of Orphans In Grueling Performance

artnet News | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.08.2016 | Arts

Artist and activist Katrin Nenasheva has recently completed a piece of public performance art, which involved lugging a metal bed frame on her back, t...

How To Be More Like Frida Kahlo, As Told By Frida Kahlo

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.06.2016 | Arts

Let’s face it: We all wish we could be Frida Kahlo. She was a feminist before her time, incorporated indigenous and national Mexican symbols into he...

Intimate Photos Explain Why A Woman's Hair Is So Expressive

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.06.2016 | Arts

Think of a woman you love -- your partner, maybe, or your mother. Now, imagine her hair. Is it thick, rich, beautifully braid-able? Is it cropped shor...

Today's Artists Are Sick Of History Framing Women As Perfect

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.30.2016 | Arts

In art and in life, women have long been held to impossible standards of perfection. Walk through the halls of any museum and you're sure to encounter...

12 Women Of Abstract Expressionism History Should Not Forget

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.28.2016 | Arts

Thumb through an art history textbook until you reach the Abstract Expressionism chapter. Read aloud the names of artists you encounter first. Jackson...

Artists With Developmental Disabilities Explore The Meaning Of Femininity

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.07.2016 | Arts

When I was a kid, before ideals of feminine beauty seeped into my consciousness, I held an almost pious reverence for every woman I saw -- in real lif...

Here Are 32 Plays By Women That Deserve Your Attention

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.22.2016 | Arts

Where are all the women playwrights? According to the Dramatists Guild of America, only 22 percent of the plays being produced in the United States ar...

A Brazilian Artist's 'Self-Portraits' Explore The Beauty Of Interracial Identity

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.17.2016 | Arts

In 1976, a Brazilian census asked citizens of the country -- for the very first time -- to describe and identify their own skin color. This was a sign...

Do Women Have To Wear Heels To Sell Art?

artnet News | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.17.2016 | Arts

At the latest edition of Art Basel Miami Beach this past December, where armies of gallerinas and other art world femme fatales typically teeter about...

At 101, Carmen Herrera Looks Back On Her Astonishing Career

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.08.2016 | Arts

The inimitable artist Carmen Herrera turned 101 last week. Born in Cuba in 1915, she pursued her craft for over 60 years with little recognition from ...

Artist Films Herself Having Sex With A Stranger In Stark Project Tackling Assault

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.24.2016 | Arts

Warning: This post contains sensitive subject matter, please read with caution. Australia-based artist Sophia Hewson's latest work is described as a ...

Artist Hand-Sews Odes To Greek Mythology's Baddest Women

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.23.2016 | Arts

"I’ve always been interested in stories," artist Elaine Reichek explained to The Huffington Post. "And myths are fabulous stories, especially in how...

Reimagined Kaleidoscopes: The Art and Fashion of Michelle Gagliano and Kari Bare

Stuart Gunter | Posted 05.12.2016 | Arts
Stuart Gunter

Michelle Gagliano and Kari Bare have collaborated on bringing Gagliano's art to the fashion world--Bare transforms the art onto fabric and makes cloth...

This Is What Beauty Looks Like Around The Globe

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.16.2016 | Arts

It began, as these things do, when 30-year-old Mihaela Noroc quit her job on a whim. She had a little bit of money saved up and decided it was time to...

Photographer Explores The Language We Use To Talk About Sad Women

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 04.19.2016 | Arts

Looking at one of Petra Collins’ photos is like walking into a dimly lit disco bar. There’s glamor and light and color, and emotional vigor is on ...

Photographer Assumes Endless Identities In Her Mother's Clothes

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.28.2016 | Arts

A little girl clopping around the kitchen, feet swimming in her mother's high heels. A tween sneaking daubs of her mom's lipstick and trying on her pe...

Happy Birthday Yayoi Kusama, One Of The Most Famous Living Artists Today

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.22.2016 | Arts

Yayoi Kusama was born on March 22, 1929, in Matsumoto, Japan. At 10 years old, she began to experience hallucinations, specifically, of polka dots -- ...

14 Brilliant Women Poets To Read On World Poetry Day

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.25.2016 | Arts

Monday is World Poetry Day, a great time to reacquaint yourself with your favorite lines of verse before Poetry Month kicks off on April 1. Whether yo...

'Ladies Rooms Around The World' Intimately Captures Women Behind The Scenes

HuffPost Italy | Nicholas Miriello | Posted 03.17.2016 | Arts

Without distinction and beyond any hierarchal structures, Maxi Cohen has photographed every public restroom she's encountered throughout her travels. ...

One Woman Is Challenging The Stereotypes That Plague Fashion Photography

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.17.2016 | Arts

"A lot of designers are not inspired by the real China," Andrew Bolton, curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, explained in a ...

Behold: The Disney Princesses Painted As Renaissance Models

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.16.2016 | Arts

The Disney princesses get a bad rap, and rightfully so. Between their unattainable waist-to-hip ratios and meager speaking parts, it can be frustratin...

Artist Michelle Gagliano Paints Dante's "Inferno"

Stuart Gunter | Posted 03.15.2016 | Arts
Stuart Gunter

Michelle Gagliano is a painter who lives in Scottsville, Virginia. She co-owns FOCUS Contemporary Art and is the Artistic Director for the Scottsville...

101 Artists You Should Remember This International Women's Day

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.08.2016 | Arts

Today is International Women's Day, a day devoted to recognizing the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the world. ...

Israeli Artist Paz Perlman Explores The Healing Power Of Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.04.2016 | Arts

"In order to liberate myself from the past, I have to reconstruct it, ponder about it, make a statue out of it and get rid of it through making sculpt...

Your Radical Guide To Fighting Discrimination In The Arts

The Huffington Post | Tricia Tongco | Posted 03.07.2016 | Arts

If you spent 30 years trying to accomplish one thing, what kinds of results would you need to keep you going? When it comes to mastering a skill, a f...