Artists for Gender Equality
Men have always dominated the Western art world, from the revered “Old Masters” to the heroic, hyper-masculine Abstract Expressionists. And although women artists have seen greater exposure in recent years, the reality is that they continue to lag behind men across every metric—including the prices their works command at auctions, their representation in gallery rosters, and their presence in museum collections.
Artsy takes a closer look at the evolution of gender equality in the art world through the eyes of some of its most prominent figures across several generations. Pioneering artists like Faith Ringgold, Marilyn Minter, and Lynn Hershman Leeson reflect on the hurdles faced by women artists from the 1960s onwards, and the advances made over the last 50 years, while influential figures like Miranda July and up-and-comers like Petra Collins and Genevieve Gaignard discuss the state of the gender gap today.
Together, they suggest a vision for the future, one in which women artists have the same opportunities as their male peers, and where their voices and perspectives on the world are equally valued.