50 Contemporary Women Artists

John Gosslee & Heather Zises, Editors
Foreword by Elizabeth Sackler

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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.

50 Contemporary Women Artists has been a passion project since its inception in 2015. Created by John Gosslee, Editor in Chief of Quiet Lunch  owner of PANK  and founder of Fjords Review, and Heather Zises  curator and founder of READart the idea of the book was seeded by the Fjords Women’s Edition (Fall 2015) in which John invited Heather to curate art work by women to be paired with poetry and prose by women. 

The 50 Contemporary Women Artists book is available at select locations, including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Cleveland Museum of ArtBrooklyn MuseumRizzoli New York,  Amazon,  Barnes & NobleBooks-a-Million and Indiebound.

Featured Artists + Architects

Aleah Chapin, Ana Teresa Fernandez, Barbara Segal, Bharti Kher, Boo Saville, Caroline O’Donnell, Chitra Ganesh, E.V. Day, Elizabeth Turk, Eugenia Loli, Firelei Baez, 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 Fernandez, Tricia Middleton, Vadis Turner, Val Britton, Yael Kanarek, Yeon Jin Kim, Yin Xiuzhen, Zoe Buckman


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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