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The 1990s served as a turning point for many female creatives due to the rise of the DIY and Riot grrrl culture across the US and UK. Alternative media outlets such as zines and unconventional art forms allowed women to express their thoughts regarding various political and socio-economic issues.
One of the most prominent artists to emerge from this time was Sarah Lucas, a London-based artist who gained recognition for her work during the Young British Artists movement of the late 1980s.… read more.
Lorraine Hansberry and I have quite a bit in common. We are both Black women from Chicago who use the power of the pen to convey our emotions regarding the state of the world and even our own lives. We are two individuals who feel deeply about changing the world around us and hold a sense of idealism in a world that does everything to crush it.… read more.
“I have always been an artist. I have always been a creative soul… A lover of all things creative.” – Tamara Madden, 2011
Some of the best works of art have been produced during high adversity and turmoil. For centuries, artists have been able to showcase their creative abilities despite what personal matters may surround them.… read more.
Faith Ringgold is an American artist whose work transcends generations with timely and timeless pieces that speak volumes on the Black identity in the United States that still resonates with young and old audiences. But it was only last year — in 2022 — that she finally received the exposure she had long deserved.… read more.
Only some artists are larger than life itself. Niki de Saint Phalle is definitely one of them. Niki’s work is colorful and emotional and was often utilized to discuss her politics, or rather her disdain for the current political sphere. Unfortunately, Niki’s work went unknown in the United States until her later years, showing how even the most influential artists can succumb to the hyper-male-focused art world that leaves women artists in the shadows. … read more.