6 Female Artists to Discover at Art Basel in Miami Beach

Artsy Specialist
Nov 28, 2017 3:35pm
Miami Art Week might be a week away, but you can already preview the booths at Art Basel in Miami Beach.
At the fair, discover fresh works by the female pioneers of Abstract Expressionism, Land Art, Minimalism, and more. To buy any of these works, click on the image to contact the gallery directly.

Kara Walker

On view at SikkemA JENKINS & CO. | Booth H6

Walker’s charcoal drawings, such as this sketch for her Domino Sugar Factory installation, provide a closer look into her creative process.

Pat Steir

On view at Galerie Thomas Schulte | Booth F23

Influenced by Chinese painting traditions, Steir is most known for her series of “Waterfall” paintings, which combine splashes and drips for a sublime effect.

Sue Williams

On view at 303 Gallery | Booth B15

Williams’s new tornado-like abstractions are filled with references to nature, architecture, and suburbia.

Betty Tompkins

On view at P.P.O.W | Booth A11

In her recent works, this feminist pioneer overlays famous paintings with pink text, revealing stories and statements about women.

Michelle Stuart

On view at Marc Selwyn Fine Art | Booth C15

This land artist rubs paper onto the earth’s surface, turning the land’s natural texture into abstract drawings.

Carmen Herrera

On view at Universal Limited Art Editions | Booth D30

The 102-year-old artist—deemed “the find of a decade” by The Observer in 2009—continues to be celebrated for her geometric, hard-edged abstractions.