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5 Influential Women Artists You Should Know About

In celebration of powerful and influential women, here are five modern, women artists that you should know about.

Cindy Sherman

    B. 1954.

Sherman is a photographer and film director. Throughout her life, she has been influential to contemporary art and she worked around the world since the 80s. She is known best for her unique self-portraits in which she reinvents herself into various characters. Her art focuses on feminism and sexuality.

Jordan Kasey

    B. 1985. Lives and works in New York.

Kasey creates bold paintings of unidentifiable figures. She wants to keep her figures separate from race, gender, and time. Although the figures are featureless, she utilizes light and color to convey emotion. She has been included in exhibitions around the world since 2008, including in New York City, Washington DC, Stockholm, and London. In 2015 she was a Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant nominee. Her website displays photos of her work and a full list of her accomplishments.

Marina Abramović

    B. 1946. Lives and works in New York.

Abramović is a Serbian artist who specializes in sound, performance, video, sculpture, and photography. She is known for being daring and not afraid to step completely outside of the box in her ideas. Through her early artistic career, she explored the idea of using her own body as a form of art. Her work is being shown all around the world, including in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, and the Reina Sofia National Museum in Madrid.

Trisha Baga

    B. 1985. Lives and works in New York.

Baga mostly works in video and performance but is also a sculptor and painter. She utilizes screen effects, sound, and a unique aesthetic in her art. Her installations are large and often humorous. Her works focus on pop culture, gender identity, and environmental problems. Between 2011 and 2018 she has had solo exhibitions in New York City, Toronto, Berlin, Milan, and London to name a few.

Diamond Stingily

    B. 1990. Lives and works in New York.

Stingily is originally from Chicago and is described as both an artist and a poet. She explores her culture and sexual orientation within her art. Stingley has a popular series of installations entirely about black hair. She gained her initial attention in the summer of 2016 when she took part in the Queer Thoughts show.

References:

https://elephant.art/studio-visit-jordan-kasey/

http://www.artnews.com/2016/06/17/going-natural-diamond-stingily-on-her-queer-thoughts-show/

https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/1154

http://www.artnet.com/artists/marina-abramovic/

https://www.greenenaftaligallery.com/artists/trisha-baga/biography1

Photo sources:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/new-cindy-sherman-exhibition_us_573f6bc5e4b045cc9a71004b

https://elephant.art/studio-visit-jordan-kasey/

https://www.thecut.com/2016/10/marina-abramovic-walk-through-walls-c-v-r.html

http://namjunepaikaward.org/kuenstler/trisha-baga

https://www.artsy.net/series/artsy-vanguard/artsy-editors-rise

Julia Mimo

C of C '22

I am a junior at the College of Charleston studying theater with a concentration in scenic design. I am an out-of-state student from Connecticut. I love spending time outside (especially to find dogs to pet!) and I love being active!
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