Reese Alexander 56 posts
Reese Alexander is currently a student at Barnard College, where she studies English literature, creative writing, and French. Reese enjoys writing both fiction and nonfiction, and her work has been published in multiple campus publications, including Quarto, Echoes, The Barnard Bulletin, and The Columbia Federalist. Reese is most passionate about medieval literature, as she believes it illustrates the contributions of women artists throughout the centuries.

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We Remember the Talent of Artemisia Gentileschi

Photo of painting by Artemisia Gentileschi, Self Portrait as a Lute Player (c. 1615-17). Located at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, CT

Happy birthday, Artemisia Gentileschi! Today, we are proud to celebrate the applauded Italian Renaissance painter on this, what would be her 431st birthday. Artemisia’s achievements are legendary: on the Museum of Art’s website, she is referred to as “the most famous woman painter of the seventeenth century.”read more.

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Spandita Malik Stitches Together Community

This photo of Spandita Malik’s work was taken by Debra Thimmesch of FF2 Media while visiting the Kemper Museum.

Visual artist Spandita Malik is known for her signature combination of photography, printing, and embroidery. Spandita’s work represents not only her own talent, but the talents of countless women. Today, on the first anniversary of the opening of her exhibit Jāḷī—Meshes of Resistance, FF2 celebrates Spandita and her work.read more.

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Remembering Legendary Documentarian, Nancy Buirski

Today, on the first anniversary of her documentary Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy’s release, FF2 is proud to spotlight Nancy Buirski! An acclaimed director, producer, and writer, Nancy was not only a talented documentarian, but a pillar of the indie film community. Though sadly Nancy passed away last year, just after Desperate Soul’s release, we remember her today for her commitment to sharing powerful stories which may otherwise have gone untold.read more.

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Multimodal Janelle Monáe Is Her Own Eccentric Revolution

Today, FF2 is proud to celebrate singer, rapper, songwriter, actor, activist, and fashion icon, Janelle Monáe. On this day last year, Janelle released their fourth studio album, The Age of Pleasure: a shot of overwhelming joy in an era so often tinged with melancholy. A Black, pansexual, non-binary artist herself, through the album, Janelle invites listeners to celebrate Blackness, queerness, sexuality, and life.read more.

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Past Lives’ Director Celine Song Transcends Medium

One year ago today, the film Past Lives began its theatrical release in major American metros after receiving a steady stream of honors on the international film festival circuit. So, FF2 is taking this moment to congratulate writer/director Celine Song for crafting a “little story” that could and did!read more.

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Soheila Sokhanvari Paints Real Womens’ Real Stories

Today, on the seventh anniversary of her Heart of Glass exhibit at the New Art Gallery Walsall, FF2 is proud to spotlight talented multidisciplinary artist Soheila Sokhanvari! A gifted painter and sculptor, Soheila’s art merges the personal with the political to depict all the celebration and longing in considering pre-revolutionary Iranian life.read more.

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