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Womenpaintersthatwillinspireyou

Women painters that will inspire you

Today mass of female painters are embracing figuration, diversifying it and taking the conversation around the globe.  Nowadays artists are portraying sketches for silent topics and issues of the 21st century from gender, race and war to privacy, love and social media.  Mentioned below are some of the female painters who gained huge name and fame in their mid-career stages:

Jordan Casteel
B. 1989, Denver, Colorado. Lives and works in New York, New York

Casteel is much hyper-aware of her surrounding. She produces large scale paintings which portray pictures of black males living in her community.  She explains about his focus which she had started as an MFA candidate at Yale and says “I am not interested in sharing humanistic, honest, and sensitive stories of my community”. Now her paintings are featured in the group show at HOME in Manchester. This summer her paintings can be seen in Newyork at the James Cohan gallery and studio museum in Harlen.

Becky Kolsrud
B. 1984, Los Angeles. Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

Recently presented by TIF Sigfrids in L.A  and this summer her paintings are featured in Newyork. Kolsrud is gaining attention for her unique pictures of female figures. Figures in her painting are the characters invented in the imagination of daily life, advertising or media. She challenges other painters by creating meaningful work that comments on female faces by physically obstructing their bodies.

Nina Chanel Abney
B. 1982, Chicago, Illinois. Lives and works in New York, New York

Abney's graphic style will surely make you recall famous painter Stuart Davis. Abney's paintings and collages are totally mixed of colors, text, and figures and recently shown at the Whitney. Most of the times her topics are related to politics, race, and gender. Her personal experience, dreams, and conversation inspire her to work passionately. In her recent picture, she has focused on police brutality which inspires the crowd to get associated with Black lives matter movement.

Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum
B. 1980, Mochudi, Botswana. Lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa


A trained dancer who draws figures on herself and whose drawings are based on advanced scientific and mathematical theories. She challenges the concept of how female has been represented in the art history and is curious to know how knees can bend, how arms move, how the back can twiddle. She is obsessed with questions -: who we are? Where do we come from? How this universe was made? Why we are here?

Many people are so obsessed with the painting that most of the time they are looking for cheap brochure printing shops to collect paintings in bulk. Which I personally think is not a good thing. As a tribute to these painters we should only buy original paintings.


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