Women Artists

London exhibition remembers lost feminist pioneer Helen Chadwick

The artist, who tragically died aged 42, left a legacy of profound and often witty work

Black American women artists represent just 0.1% of auction sales, report shows

New data shows there has been little real progress in fighting sexism and racism between 2008 and 2022

The top art books of 2022—chosen by The Art Newspaper's books team

Struggling for Christmas gifts? Take a look at the publications we enjoyed over the past year—from an exploration of art and motherhood to an interrogation of the culture wars

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Fertile inspiration: how the humble egg has played an enduring role in women’s art

This except from Taschen's new book The Gourmand’s Egg: A Collection of Stories and Recipes shows how artists including Judy Chicago and Sarah Lucas have used egg imagery

Do UK museums ignore violence against women?

Despite the availability of work by high-profile artists, leading institutions are reticent about confronting a pressing issue

'I tend not to see men, strangely': photographer Hannah Starkey on constructing a more truthful world inhabited by women

As Hepworth Wakefield hosts a major retrospective of her work, the British artist explains why she has spent 25 years training her lens almost exclusively on women

Climate action: what is the art world doing?

Plus, the US National Gallery of Art’s women artists fund and one of the last paintings of Paula Modersohn-Becker

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Five years after #MeToo, what has changed for female artists?

Recently, some major galleries have signed high-profile women, many of whom launched artistic careers long before the industry cared

Laila Shawa—a revolutionary Palestinian artist who found international fame—has died, aged 82

The artist and activist, described as the ‘mother of Arabic revolutionary art’ has work in the collections of the British Museum and the Ashmolean

Missed it in Venice? See it in Margate: Sonia Boyce’s Golden Lion exhibition tours to two UK venues

The award-winning installation will be shown next year at Turner Contemporary before travelling to Leeds Art Gallery and will also be explored in the BBC art series Imagine

Major galleries sign Venice Biennale’s women artists—at last

Commercial representation is growing for leading women who launched and sustained careers before the art market cared

Anny Shaw. With additional reporting by Kabir Jhala

Art boom as the UK busts: how the economic crisis is affecting the market

Plus, Cecilia Vicuña; 20th-century women artists at Frieze Masters; and Modigliani in Philadelphia

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Modern women rediscovered: Frieze Masters focuses on female artists

The Spotlight section of the fair is showing 26 solo booths of 20th-century women artists who have been too-long forgotten in art history

Interview by Aimee Dawson

Acquisitions round-up: National Museum of Women in the Arts receives bequest of more than 60 works

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter institutional collections worldwide

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Paula Rego’s influence will live on—here's why her market will too

Long undervalued, especially at auction, her works are now appealing to a wider base of collectors and prices are set to rise accordingly

Sex and the Disparity: 20 years on, are art girls really rising?

Thirty-five years ago the Guerrilla Girls took to the streets to protest gender inequality—now memes are helping to remind us that there is much work still to do

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New book reveals how women artists in the 'Age of Revolutions' confound stereotypes

This statistics-driven investigation shows that many of the hundreds of women exhibiting in London and Paris between 1760 and 1830 eschewed the still-life

Howardena Pindell: ‘In terms of museums, I’m optimistic; in terms of the world, I’m pessimistic’

As her touring UK show arrives in Cambridge, the artist discusses historic prejudice in the US generally and the art world in particular, and her long struggle for recognition

America's racial reckoning: inside the controversial Guston show

Plus, London's new Queer Britain museum and a rediscovered work by Caterina Angela Pierozzi

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A world of possibility: Cecilia Alemani, the curator of the 2022 Venice Biennale, discusses the show

The Italian curator, who has organised exhibitions and events throughout the world, reveals the thinking behind her female-dominated exhibition The Milk of Dreams

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Take a fresh look: a new little history of art offers a global perspective

In her forthcoming book, Charlotte Mullins aims to challenge the “myopic prioritisation of male Western art” in earlier art history publications

The Big Review: Faith Ringgold at the New Museum

Each work in the Harlem-born artist’s biggest retrospective to date deserves equal attention

Venice's great women artists step into the limelight through major restoration project

New initiative by Save Venice will focus on more than 30 female artists who worked in the region between the 16th and 18th centuries, from Marietta Robusti to Rosalba Carriera

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Beyond Artemisia: Italy’s forgotten women artists revealed in new book

This well-researched volume confirms that female artists were far more numerous—and talented—than previously recorded

Wadsworth reunites pastel quartet by Rosalba Carriera, 18th-century artist of kings and nobles

Two rediscovered pastels by Carriera, one of the few women artists from the era who gained international acclaim in her lifetime, were reunited with two more from the same series

It's a woman’s world: what sold on Frieze's VIP day

Work by women, much of it featuring women's bodies, has been attracting the attention of buyers at the London fair

National Gallery of Australia commissions its most expensive ever piece of art

Lindy Lee's A$14m sculpture will be one of the country's first environmentally sustainable public works

Triumphant in their time, yet largely erased later: a Met exhibition explores ‘The New Woman Behind the Camera’

Chronicling the work of female photographers from the 1920s to the 1950s, a show organised with the National Gallery of Art breaks significant ground

'Art is our spiritual oxygen': new shows to see in London and New York

We discuss Matthew Barney, Igshaan Adams, Eileen Agar and Louise Bourgeois

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