It is a very exciting time to be a woman in the art world, and it’s a great time to be a female artist! While female artists have always been underrepresented in museums, galleries, and history books, the Art world is starting to change. The following are five reasons why. And, don’t worry if you’re not a woman: there are plenty of ways to still be an artist!
The Art world is slowly becoming more gender-inclusive. Women have long been the subject of art, but in recent years they’ve been recognized for their work. There are more female artists being represented by galleries, and more female works are being auctioned off. The Whitney Museum of American Art didn’t have a single solo exhibition by a woman until 1967. So, there’s a long way to go.
There are a number of women-run galleries in the United States. One such gallery, MCA Denver, was founded in 1996 by philanthropist Sue Cannon. While there are some examples of organizations turning a blind eye to female artists, the art world remains a man’s world. The Whitney Museum of American Art didn’t host a solo exhibition by a woman until 1967. Those are just a few of the examples of the bias in the art world.