In celebration of International Women’s Day, SMoCA staff participated in the #5WomenArtists campaign, where they were asked if they can name five women artists. It was super tough to limit to only five each, but check out which artists our staff selected!
Deborah E. Roberts—I am consistently awestruck by Roberts’ use of mixed media and collage to address gender stereotypes, race, and identity. I could look at her work every day and never tire from it. @rdeborah191
Miya Ando—an artist who finds beauty and awe in the transitory and fragile aspects of nature. @studiomiyaando
Sonya Clark—her use of fiber arts and materials like combs, seeds, threads, and human hair to illustrate personal and cultural meaning is mesmerizing and thoughtful. @sysclark
Lola Álvarez Bravo—through her photography she captured the daily life of Mexican people and countryside as well as created exceptional portraits of famous figures including Frida Kahlo.
Saskia Jordá—an interdisciplinary artist who uses fiber arts, drawing, and installation to address cultural identity and mapping one’s sense of place. @saskiajorda
Shirin Neshat—one of my all-time favorite artists whose poetic and beautiful video works inspire deeper looking and understanding. @shirin__neshat
Ghada Amer—an artist who boldly addresses cultural and gender identities. I’m excited to see her project for Desert X this year! @ghadaamer
Shahzia Sikander—a trailblazer in the contemporary miniature—seamlessly blending cultures and always looking ahead. @shahzia.sikander
Beverly McIver—an incredibly talented painter who has a large solo show opening at SMoCA early 2022. @bmciverart
Maria Hupfield—continually inspiring bold thinking about Indigenous futurity through gorgeous sculptures and performances. @mariahupfield
Simone Leigh—congratulations on being selected to represent the U.S. in the 2022 Venice Biennale! @simoneyvetteleigh
Judy Chicago—The Dinner Party (1974–76) inspired me to focus on feminist art when I was a senior in undergrad. @judy.chicago
Otobong Nkanga—one of the most impactful artists I have worked with. @otobongnkanga
Stephanie Syjuco—new exhibition Vanishing Point (Overlay) at Baltimore Museum of Art is amazing! @ssyjuco @baltimoremuseumofart
Mimi O Chun—check out her upcoming exhibition It’s all cake at SMoCA in September 2021! @mimiochun
Antoinette Cauley—for never compromising her own vibrancy for anyone else and continually searching to break boundaries @antoinettecauley
Sadie Barnette—for holding strong to truth and fomenting her own brand of resistance in ways that uplift and inspire. @sadiebarnette
Carrie Mae Weems—for being a true visionary who made thousands of young women like me to feel seen. @carriemaeweems
April Bey—for showing the art, beauty, and resistance in creating your own narrative and path forward, and being my first connection to visualizing my own futurity. @aprilbey_
Juliana Huxtable—a true trailblazer whose work is a boldly poetic exploration of self. @julianahuxtable
Back to Inspire home.
CONNECTIONS: Spark | Amplify | Immerse