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Women Artists

In 2019, Art Paris put women artists in the spotlight with ‘A Different Kind* of French Scene’ (*the French ‘genre’ may also be translated as ‘gender’) highlighting 25 projects by women creators in France. However, for much of art history it has been an entirely different story: women artists have been almost entirely overlooked, criticised and pushed into the background. Women have been creating art since ancient times, across all mediums: painting, sculpture, engraving, photography, and architecture, but extraordinarily few (and even then, only rich white women with social connections) were ever afforded any recognition, and even fewer were acknowledged as creators or as artists at all. Art historians’ interest in the work of women artists only dates back as far as the 1960s and the rise of gender studies, women’s rights movements, and feminism. As late as 1989, a campaign by the activist group Guerrilla Girls pointed out that art by women artists made up only 5% of the works on display in the Metropolitan Museum, New York, whilst 85% of the nudes exhibited were of women, prompting them to ask “do women have to be naked to get into the Met.?” (apparently so). Today, that statistic is not much improved, neither in the Met., nor more broadly across the art world. The recent emergence and focus on the work of women artists does not, in fact, reflect a new phenomenon, merely the long overdue recognition of the work that women have been doing for centuries.


The pieces selected by Artsper reflect the dynamism and variety in the works of women artists, acting as a reminder that ‘women artist’ is not a genre, and does not reflect a predisposition to a certain way of working. All of these works show strong personality and ground-breaking initiative, with some artists also choosing to pay tribute to their predecessors, like Frida Khalo (Béa Simpson) or René Magritte (Laurina Paperina), showing respect and serving as a reminder of the long history and struggle of women in art. From the photography of Sylvie Castioni to the abstract paintings of Cassandra Brown, the artists shown below are proof of the eclecticism of women artists; collectors might be surprised by the range displayed, from the sensuality of the portraiture, to the vibrant colours of the paintings, to the effortless elegance of the sculpture.


Despite recent advances the art market and the art world in general are still largely dominated by men, and as a result the inherent value of women artists and their work is still overlooked. Artsper want to recognise the diversity of contemporary artists, their talents and even their superiority across fields where they have been historically ignored. In photography, Angélique, Irene Cruz and Juliette Jourdain work in subtle and nuanced monochrome, where in sculpture the likes of Niki de Saint Phalle, Caroline Brisset or Sophie Cavalié poetically craft a world that is at once amusing and melancholic. Not to mention the myriad women painters who have invested unambiguously in the field that once rejected them, bringing to life their narrative of reclamation, and taking up their rightful place at the forefront of art history. 


Whether they are world renown like Niki de Saint Phalle or emerging talents like Stasele Jakunskaite, it is imperative to recognise and appreciate the mark that all women artists are making on the international art scene. Artsper is paying tribute to these women, and we invite you to do the same by browsing our selection of their remarkable work.

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Johanne 8, 12 hours after, Painting

Johanne 8

12 hours after, 2014
51.2 x 31.9 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$5,289

Our recommendations Catherine Balet, Looking for the Masters in Ricardo's Golden Shoes #52 (Tribute to William Klein), Photography

Catherine Balet

Looking for the Masters in Ricardo's Golden Shoes #52 (Tribute to William Klein), 2016
9.4 x 11.8 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$1,035

Karishma D'Souza, Tiles, Painting

Karishma D'Souza

Tiles, 2011
17.9 x 17.9 inch
Painting

$4,254

Our recommendations Virginie Barré, Les vacances d’avril (La piscine), Drawing

Virginie Barré

Les vacances d’avril (La piscine), 2016
15.7 x 27.6 inch
Drawing

$3,478

Our recommendations Cristina Aldehuela, Lelo 1, Photography

Cristina Aldehuela

Lelo 1, 2014
23.6 x 35.4 inch
Photography

$2,184

Our recommendations Marie Bovo, Cour intérieure, 30 avril 2009, Photography

Marie Bovo

Cour intérieure, 30 avril 2009, 2009
59.8 x 47.2 inch
Photography

$30,468

Brijite Bey, Femme Foulard, Sculpture

Brijite Bey

Femme Foulard, 2012
17.7 x 11 x 7.1 inch
Sculpture

$14,602

Our recommendations Rhona Bitner, Sans titre, Photography

Rhona Bitner

Sans titre, 2006
48 x 48 inch
Photography

$14,602

Charlotte Abecassis, Nu à la fenêtre, Painting

Charlotte Abecassis

Nu à la fenêtre, 2015
15 x 18.1 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,265

Bennie, Panda, Sculpture

Bennie

Panda, 2016
3.1 x 7.5 x 4.7 inch
Sculpture

$759

Laurina Paperina, Man in a Bowler Hat vs Pigeon, Drawing

Laurina Paperina

Man in a Bowler Hat vs Pigeon, 2017
9.8 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
Drawing

$1,150

Clara Bergel, Art Toy Mexican Skull - Yellow, Sculpture

Clara Bergel

Art Toy Mexican Skull - Yellow, 2016
8.7 x 4.7 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$563

Anne Berry, Baboon in Window, Photography

Anne Berry

Baboon in Window, 2012
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$1,121

Blandine Bardeau, Clouds Foam Stitched Together, Painting

Blandine Bardeau

Clouds Foam Stitched Together, 2010
51.2 x 37.4 inch
Painting

$2,517

Martine Barrat, Gone Daddy's Bone 1, Photography

Martine Barrat

Gone Daddy's Bone 1, 1982
16.5 x 20.5 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$7,588

Maria Torp, Rivers and Red Nails, Print

Maria Torp

Rivers and Red Nails, 2013
23.6 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch
Print

$862

Caalista, Ivoire, Painting

Caalista

Ivoire, 2015
18.9 x 15 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,012

Cécile Andrieu, Intro 8/26, Sculpture

Cécile Andrieu

Intro 8/26, 2007
7.1 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

$1,092

Lisbeth Delisle, Promenons-nous, Sculpture

Lisbeth Delisle

Promenons-nous, 2012
46.1 x 31.5 x 21.7 inch
Sculpture

$6,324

Anya Belyat-Giunta,  Tirage d'après The Book of Hair, Print

Anya Belyat-Giunta

 Tirage d'après The Book of Hair, 2016
12.2 x 16.1 inch
Print

$149

Our recommendations Miss Tic, Dans nos jardins secrets le désir se crée, Print

Miss Tic

Dans nos jardins secrets le désir se crée, 2015
25.6 x 36.2 inch
Print

$690

Aida Pascual, Arcadia XV, Photography

Aida Pascual

Arcadia XV, 2015
27.6 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$1,380

Adeline Spengler, Rainbow dream, Photography

Adeline Spengler

Rainbow dream, 2013
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$1,948

Our recommendations Sophie Calle, Le nez Fr, Print

Sophie Calle

Le nez Fr, 2013
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$414

Catherine Balet, Looking for the Masters in Ricardo's Golden Shoes #40 (Tribute to Robert Doisneau, Les Pains de Picasso, 1952), Photography

Catherine Balet

Looking for the Masters in Ricardo's Golden Shoes #40 (Tribute to Robert Doisneau, Les Pains de Picasso, 1952), 2016
27.6 x 21.7 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$2,414

Catherine Balet, Looking for the Masters in Ricardo's Golden Shoes #42 (Tribute to Erwin Blumenfeld, Vogue, 1952), Photography

Catherine Balet

Looking for the Masters in Ricardo's Golden Shoes #42 (Tribute to Erwin Blumenfeld, Vogue, 1952), 2016
27.6 x 27.6 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$3,449

Niki de Saint Phalle, Nana assise sur un serpent, Sculpture

Niki de Saint Phalle

Nana assise sur un serpent, 1984
6.3 x 5.1 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$63,235

Our recommendations Cécile Baldewyns, Cooling Tour, Photography

Cécile Baldewyns

Cooling Tour, 2014
15.7 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$805

Cécile Baldewyns, Bacon 3, Photography

Cécile Baldewyns

Bacon 3, 2016
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$920

Our recommendations Cécile Baldewyns, Art addict, Photography

Cécile Baldewyns

Art addict, 2013
15.7 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$805

Béatrice Terra, Portrait à la chemise blanche, Painting

Béatrice Terra

Portrait à la chemise blanche, 2016
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,679

YZ (Yzeult), Rome I - Angel, Painting

YZ (Yzeult)

Rome I - Angel, 2012
45.7 x 31.9 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,254

Charlotte Champion, Hathie, Sculpture

Charlotte Champion

Hathie, 2014
59.1 x 39.4 x 11.8 inch
Sculpture

$8,393

Marine Kerbidi, Scène de rue malgache, Photography

Marine Kerbidi

Scène de rue malgache, 2014
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$345

Juliette Jourdain, Day#117, Photography

Juliette Jourdain

Day#117, 2016
39.4 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$2,184

Carole Benichou, Eyes, Painting

Carole Benichou

Eyes, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$5,059

Paola Pivi, One love, Print

Paola Pivi

One love, 2013
19.7 x 27.6 inch
Print

$414

Marine Kerbidi, Hands, Photography

Marine Kerbidi

Hands, 2016
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$345

Emmanuelle Barbaras, Fesse homme, Photography

Emmanuelle Barbaras

Fesse homme, 1996
14.2 x 20.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$805

Marine Kerbidi, Vue du Barachois, Photography

Marine Kerbidi

Vue du Barachois, 2016
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$345

Emmanuelle Barbaras, Nu masculin, Photography

Emmanuelle Barbaras

Nu masculin, 1999
11.8 x 17.7 inch
Photography

$805

Jennyfer Grassi, Les fleurs le manque, Painting

Jennyfer Grassi

Les fleurs le manque, 2018
78.7 x 118.1 x 2 inch
Painting

$13,797

Angélique, Vanité, Photography

Angélique

Vanité, 1994
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$1,725

Angélique, White Spirit III, Photography

Angélique

White Spirit III, 2005
18.9 x 13.8 inch
Photography

$1,725

Geneviève Asse, La fabrique des fleurs, Print

Geneviève Asse

La fabrique des fleurs, 2015
8.7 x 5.9 inch
Print

$345

Maud Bernos, Bertrand de Broc, Photography

Maud Bernos

Bertrand de Broc, 2013
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$3,449

Charlotte Abecassis, Nature morte, Painting

Charlotte Abecassis

Nature morte, 2010
16.5 x 22 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$1,495

Nella Buscot, Petite Volga, Sculpture

Nella Buscot

Petite Volga, 2016
28.3 x 12.6 x 9.8 inch
Sculpture

$9,888

Solène Ballesta, Evanidis XVI, Photography

Solène Ballesta

Evanidis XVI, 2014
27.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$1,092

Irene Cruz, Drowning in Blue XVII, Photography

Irene Cruz

Drowning in Blue XVII, 2018
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,207

Annie Becco, Couleur grès, Painting

Annie Becco

Couleur grès, 2016
59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,874

Annick Bouvattier, Pétales, Painting

Annick Bouvattier

Pétales, 2017
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$8,278

Our recommendations Sylvie Castioni, Léa, Photography

Sylvie Castioni

Léa, 2016
35.4 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$2,070

Mélanie Peduzzi, Sève, Portraits de femmes de ma famille - 5a, Photography

Mélanie Peduzzi

Sève, Portraits de femmes de ma famille - 5a, 2014
13 x 16.5 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$627

Charlotte Abecassis, Femmes paysage, Painting

Charlotte Abecassis

Femmes paysage, 2015
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,989

Léa Bénétou, Détecter les éléments séparés, Painting

Léa Bénétou

Détecter les éléments séparés, 2016
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$402

Dominique Kermène, Sans titre 02, Painting

Dominique Kermène

Sans titre 02, 2016
28.7 x 36.2 inch
Painting

$2,874

Karine Marenne, Art Maid, Deret collections, Photography

Karine Marenne

Art Maid, Deret collections, 2012
23.6 x 36.6 inch
Photography

$2,299

Dominique Kermène, Sans titre 04, Painting

Dominique Kermène

Sans titre 04, 2014
39.4 x 31.9 inch
Painting

$3,449

Dominique Kermène, Sans titre 07, Painting

Dominique Kermène

Sans titre 07, 2013
63.4 x 51.2 inch
Painting

$6,898

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