Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re already all too familiar with the dismal statistics about unequal representation of women artists in galleries, museum collections, and at auction. Whether you’re an avid collector or enthusiast, if you enjoy discovering inspiring talent as much as we do, follow along with one or several of the profiles below to learn more about and support empowering female creatives from around the globe!
1. National Museum of Women in the Arts
Located in Washington D.C., the NMWA is the leading museum solely dedicated to championing female artists. They share women working in all creative disciplines throughout history and launched the brilliant #5womenartists campaign on social media.
2. Art Girl Rising
Liezel Strauss, also co-founder and director of Subject Matter, started AGR to sell t-shirts, sweatshirts, tote bags, and more inspired by the #5womenartists campaign. A portion of the proceeds of each sale goes towards supporting the National Museum of Women in the Arts or another non-profit organization.
3. Women Artists
4. More By Her
5. Collective 131
Owned and run by Cassandra Fiorenza, Collective 131 showcases art and design only by female artists. The primarily online gallery has participated in fairs and pop up exhibitions around the greater New York City area such as Spring/Break and Affordable Art Fair.
6. Womanly Mag
From their website: Womanly Magazine provides accessible health information to women and non-binary people through visual and literary art. Through our print and digital content, we lift up narratives that are often neglected by the typical women’s magazine.
7. Black Girls Who Paint
From their website: BGWP is a safe space created to support and empower Black women painters as we navigate through our artistic endeavors by promoting sisterhood, community, and positive representation.
8. Pretty Girls Making Cool Shit
9. Mujeres Artistas de Latin America
From Instagram: MALA is a platform that features the work of Latin American contemporary women artists addressing two growing important topics in modern popular culture; the rise of women empowerment and Latin American art.
10. All She Makes
A new curated directory for women creatives worldwide started by contemporary abstract painter Svitlana Martynjuk. The organization aims to increase visibility of female artists through their online directory as well as via social media and blog features.
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Alicia Puig is the CEO and co-founder of PxP Contemporary, Director of Business Operations for Create! Magazine, and co-author of the book The Smartist Guide. She has worked in the arts industry for over ten years both in the US and abroad. Her writing has been featured in publications and on blogs including Create! Magazine, Motivos Magazine, Printeresting.org, Collective 131, and Empty Easel, among others. Additionally, she has curated projects for Fresh Paint Magazine, Kutztown University’s Student Union Art Gallery, and the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. She specializes in content creation, online sales, and digital marketing for the arts and enjoys connecting with artists to learn about their work and help them find opportunities to advance their careers.