Must-see Art Shows to Celebrate Female Artists in 2016

Petunias, 1924 by Georgia OKeeffe
Petunias, 1924 by Georgia OKeeffe

Source: Artnet News

1.- Mary Bauermeister at Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York / April 14–May 21, 2016: 81-year-old German artist works with mixed-media.

2.- Zoe Buckman, “Every Curve” at PAPILLION Art, Los Angeles / March 12–April 30, 2016:Creates multimedia art, famously using hip-hop lyrics on women’s lingerie, speaking to the clashes between feminism and hip hop culture

3.- Laura Poitras, “Astro Noise” at the Whitney Museum / February 5–May 1, 2016: Multimedia artist creates powerful film and architectural pieces, acclaimed for addressing governmental issues on privacy and war on terror, such as her Academy Award-winning 2014 documentary Citizen Four, featuring Snowden.

4.- Carmen Herrera, “Recent Works” at Lisson Gallery, New York / May 3–June 25, 2016: 100-year-old painter paints bright, abstract disfigurations; sold her first piece at the age of 89.

5.- Taryn Simon, “Action Research: The Stagecraft of Power” at the Garage Museum / March 17–May 22, 2016: Utilizing photography, film and sculpture to create pieces that speak to specific disconnected topics; will be creating a piece, live.

6.- Georgia O’Keeffe at Tate Modern / July 6–October 30, 2016: Artists holds record for selling the most expensive auctioned painting by a female artist – the 1932 painting Jimson Weed, White Flower No. – sold at $44 million.