50 Contemporary Women Artists

John Gosslee & Heather Zises, Editors
Foreword by Elizabeth Sackler


Bronze Medal INDIES Award, 2018 from Foreword Reviews for Women’s Studies

Silver Medal Benjamin Franklin Award, 2018 from Independent Book Publishers Association for Art and Photography

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Book Events

50 CWA Artist Talk, Richard Taittinger Gallery
Featuring Frances Goodman
May 6, 2019

50 CWA Panel Discussion, From Fear to Fierce, Winston Wachter Pop Up Gallery
Featuring Juhi Singh, Shari Loeffler + Stephanie Hirsch
April 24, 2019

50 CWA Panel Discussion + Book Signing, Montclair Art Museum
Featuring Stephanie Hirsch + Vadis Turner
March 7, 2019

50 CWA Presentation + Panel Discussion + Book Signing, Core Club
Curated by LatchKey Gallery
Featuring Barbara Segal, Judy Rifka + Stephanie Hirsch
February 6, 2019

50 CWA Panel Discussion + Book Signing, Nancy Hoffman Gallery
Featuring Elizabeth Turk, Michele Pred, Kay Rosen + Susanna Coffey
November 17, 2018

50 CWA Book Launch + Book Signing, Geary Contemporary
November 15, 2018

50 Contemporary Women Artists is a publication about contemporary women artists and architects who have made groundbreaking contributions in their respective fields. The book promotes women in an ongoing dialogue through the exploration of their work and process, and offers a fresh perspective on feminism and notions of cultural power. Pluralistic in its approach, the survey also includes a foreword by Elizabeth Sackler, founder of the Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. The artist featured in this book have exhibited in world class institutions and galleries, and have been recognized for their work with distinguished awards, including 5 MacArthurs.

I launched this book project with co-editor John Gosslee in 2015. The idea came from a special Women’s Edition that John’s magazine Fjords Review ran in 2014 where I served as guest curator. The edition did so well that it begged the question as to why there were no books about contemporary women artists on the market, so this was our attempt to fill that void.

Featured Artists + Architects

Aleah Chapin, Ana Teresa Fernández, Barbara Segal, Bharti Kher, Boo Saville, Caroline O’Donnell, Chitra Ganesh, E.V. Day, Elizabeth Turk, Eugenia Loli, Firelei Báez, Frances Goodman, Jade Doskow, Judy Chicago, Judy Rifka, Kara Walker, Karen Jerzyk, Kate Gilmore, Kay Rosen, Lin Tianmiao, Marilyn Minter, Maya Lin, Melissa Murray, Michele Oka Doner, Michele Pred, Mickalene Thomas, Nalini Malani, Natalie Frank, Page Turner, Patricia Piccinnini, Portia Munson, Rania Matar, Sandy Skoglund, Sara Cwynar, Sara Ludy, Shahzia Sikander, Shirin Neshat, Stephanie Hirsch, Susan T. Rodriguez, Susanna Coffey, Tara Donovan, Tayeba Begum Lipi, Teresita Fernández, Tricia Middleton, Vadis Turner, Val Britton, Yael Kanarek, Yeon Jin Kim, Yin Xiuzhen, Zoë Buckman

Publisher’s Blurb
This one-of-a-kind compendium features a selection of women artists and architects who have made groundbreaking contributions to contemporary art. Profiling an international cross-section of creators, 50 Contemporary Women Artists presents fresh perspectives on feminism and notions of cultural power. Using a variety of mediums, the artists in this book address themes of social, cultural, political, environmental and psychological issues.  Included are works by five MacArthur Foundation Fellows which activate an ongoing dialogue about contemporary practices. Readers receive a unique glimpse of seminal works such as Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party, as well as brand new pieces inspired by The Women’s March on Washington in 2017. Complete with a foreword by Elizabeth Sackler, PhD, this compilation is ideal for educators, students, curators, collectors, and all those who support the arts.

ISBN-13: 9780764356537
ISBN-10: 0764356534
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Publish Date: October 28, 2018
Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 360 pp, 334 color illustrations