“A lot of women artists get lost along the way.”
A gallery is “an extension of the person who runs it and owns it”
A “trend of looking back”
“Things will change”
Methodology: These figures were compiled using the galleries from the 2017 exhibitor list at Art Basel in Miami Beach, within the Galleries, Nova, Positions, and Survey sectors. If a gallery was determined to be all-female or all-male owned, we analyzed its current roster based on information provided on its website. If a gallery only listed artists with “works for sale,” and did not specify whether those artists were represented by the gallery, then those artists were counted. If there was a roster and “works by” other artists, only artists on the roster were counted. If an artist duo or group consisted of artists all of the same gender, the duo/group was counted once. However, if the duo/group had members of more than one gender, each member was counted individually. For example, when analyzing Lisson Gallery’s roster, the all-male duo Broomberg & Chanarin was counted as one male artist, while the female/male duo Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla was counted twice, as one female and one male artist. Further, if a gallery represented a large, mixed-gender collective with more than a dozen members, it was not counted in the gallery’s final total to keep the math as sensical and true to reality as possible. Finally, if an artist identifies as gender-non-conforming, they were counted in the gallery’s final total, but not as male or female. Trans artists were counted according to the gender with which they identify. The research was conducted between September 28, 2017, and November 29, 2017.
Cover image: Portrait of Alissa Friedman. Photo by Raul Tovar. Courtesy of Alissa Friedman.