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Below are biographies and analysis of the work of the artists central to the Feminist Art movement. Read more about the movement on the Feminist Art Overview page. Also, review the Proto-Feminist artists.

Feminist Art: 23 of 310 Total Artists
Abramović, Marina Biography, Art & Analysis

Abramović, Marina

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Abramović, Marina Famous Art

Marina Abramović's is one of the key artist in the performance art movement. Her work often involves putting herself in grave danger and performing lengthy, harmful routines that result in her being cut or burnt, or enduring some privation.

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Benglis, Lynda Biography, Art & Analysis

Benglis, Lynda

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Lynda Benglis is an American artist associated with process-based and anti-form art. Best known for her floor-based "spills" and latex sculptures, she adds a critical feminist perspective to post-minimalist work.

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Bontecou, Lee Biography, Art & Analysis

Bontecou, Lee

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Bontecou created works that challenged the conventions of sculpture by famously hanging them on walls like they were paintings. Using found objects, scrap metals and other materials, Bontecou incorporated an industrial look to her abstract, and at times futuristic, art.

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Brown, Cecily Biography, Art & Analysis

Brown, Cecily

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Brown, Cecily Famous Art

Cecily Brown is a British painter, best known for her works that incorporate visual elements of figuration and abstraction into an explosive style that builds upon aspects of Willem de Kooning's practice.

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Chicago, Judy Biography, Art & Analysis

Chicago, Judy

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Chicago, Judy Famous Art

Judy Chicago is an American feminist artist and author. Originally associated with the Minimalist movement of the 1960s, Chicago soon abandoned this in favor of creating content-based art. Her most famous work to date is the installation piece The Dinner Party (1974-79), an homage to women's history.

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De Saint Phalle, Niki Biography, Art & Analysis

De Saint Phalle, Niki

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Niki de Saint Phalle explored the various roles and representations of women in society. Her innovative use of found objects, unconventional materials, natural environments, graphic aesthetics, and assemblage in her art made her a prominent figure of 1960s Nouveau Realisme.

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Emin, Tracey Biography, Art & Analysis

Emin, Tracey

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Tracey Emin is a British artist and a member of the famed YBA's (Young British Artists). She is best known for her provocative and sexually-charged works, often in the form of personal traumatic events exhibited in an unapologeticly and willfully to the public.

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The Guerrilla Girls Biography, Art & Analysis

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The Guerrilla Girls are a radical feminist activist group that agitates for women's equality in museums and the art world. Originating in the 1980s and active to this day, they are famous for their poster designs and the gorilla masks their members wear as disguises.

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Hartigan, Grace Biography, Art & Analysis

Hartigan, Grace

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Hartigan, Grace Famous Art

Grace Hartigan was an American painter and an important figure among the second generation of Abstract Expressionists. Her paintings are characterized by their rich color and bold mixture of abstract and figurative styles.

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Hepworth, Barbara Biography, Art & Analysis

Hepworth, Barbara

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Barbara Hepworth was an English sculptor who helped develop modern sculpture, along with her contemporaries Henry Moore, Ben Nichols and Naum Gabo. She won a scholarship and studied at the Leeds School of Art in 1920.Feminist Art Modern Sculpture Surrealism Abstraction British

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Kruger, Barbara Biography, Art & Analysis

Kruger, Barbara

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Kruger, Barbara Famous Art

Barbara Kruger is an American conceptual artist. Much of Kruger's work merges found photographs taken from existing sources with pithy and aggressive text. Her captions engage the viewer in the work's greater struggle for power and control.

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Kusama, Yayoi Biography, Art & Analysis

Kusama, Yayoi

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Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese multimedia artist, best-known for her awe-inspiring and captivating installations of polka dots and psychedelic colors. Through her installations, poetry, paintings, performances, and film she importantly contributed to many of the post-war art movements.

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Levine, Sherrie Biography, Art & Analysis

Levine, Sherrie

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Levine is an American photographer, appropriation artist, and seminal figure of The Pictures Generation group. The subject of much controversy in the 1980s, Levine is best known for her rephotographs of work by Edward Weston, Vincent van Gogh, and Marcel Duchamp.

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Mendieta, Ana Biography, Art & Analysis

Mendieta, Ana

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Ana Mendieta was a Cuban-American performance artist who created work in the late twentieth century focusing on violence against the female body, as well as pieces involving a close connection with nature and the landscape.

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Nevelson, Louise Biography, Art & Analysis

Nevelson, Louise

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Louise Nevelson was a Russian-born American artist who worked in the WPA and was a member of the Abstract Expressionist scene. She is best known for her black-painted constructions of assembled crates, boxes, headboards, and other wooden materials.

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Oliver, Isabel Biography, Art & Analysis

Oliver, Isabel

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Oliver, Isabel Famous Art

Oliver is a Spanish Pop artist who collaborated with the collective Equipo Crónica while New Figuration was influencing the work of the group.

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Ono, Yoko Biography, Art & Analysis

Ono, Yoko

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Yoko Ono is a Japanese-American artist, musician, author, and peace activist, known for her work in avant-garde art, music and filmmaking as well as her marriage to the lendary John Lennon. Ono was highly succcesful iin bringing feminism to the forefront of the art world through her performance and conceptual pieces.

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Ringgold, Faith Biography, Art & Analysis

Ringgold, Faith

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Ringgold, Faith Famous Art

Faith Ringgold is an African American artist, author, and activist, best known for her painted story quilts. Her quilts blur the line between "high art" and "craft" by combining painting, quilted fabric, and storytelling.

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Rosler, Martha Biography, Art & Analysis

Rosler, Martha

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Rosler, Martha Famous Art

Rosler's work with performance, video, and photography has garnered wide attention in the postmodern era for its feminist connotations, addressing body image issues and domesticity. Rosler's work has also explored the imagery of war, from Vietnam to Iraq.

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Schapiro, Miriam Biography, Art & Analysis

Schapiro, Miriam

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Schapiro, Miriam Famous Art

Miriam Schapiro is a leading figure in the feminist art movement. Often tied to the 1970s era Pattern and Decoration movement, Schapiro creating a path forward for herself and her colleagues as she worked to resurrect the reputations of women artists who had been forgotten or dismissed by art historians. She is perhaps best known for co-founding, along with colleague Judy Chicago, the Feminist Art Program at the California Institute for the Arts.

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Feminist Art: 23 of 310 Total Artists



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