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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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Sophia Snadli, Double Je, Morgane 1, Photography

Sophia Snadli

Double Je, Morgane 1, 2018
11.8 x 11.8 x 0 inch
Photography

$566

Juliette Jourdain, Day#117, Photography

Juliette Jourdain

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

$2,195

Karishma D'Souza, Tiles, Painting

Karishma D'Souza

Tiles, 2011
17.9 x 17.9 inch
Painting

$4,274

Our recommendations Cécile Baldewyns, Cooling Tour, Photography

Cécile Baldewyns

Cooling Tour, 2014
15.7 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$809

Aida Pascual, Arcadia XV, Photography

Aida Pascual

Arcadia XV, 2015
27.6 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$1,386

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

$1,155

Brijite Bey, Femme Foulard, Sculpture

Brijite Bey

Femme Foulard, 2012
17.7 x 11 x 7.1 inch
Sculpture

$14,672

Charlotte Abecassis, Nature morte, Painting

Charlotte Abecassis

Nature morte, 2010
16.5 x 22 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$1,502

Our recommendations Cristina Aldehuela, Lelo 1, Photography

Cristina Aldehuela

Lelo 1, 2014
23.6 x 35.4 inch
Photography

$2,195

Jana Lottenburger, Curricula (noir 1+2), Print

Jana Lottenburger

Curricula (noir 1+2), 2013
13.4 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

$786

Our recommendations Sylvie Castioni, Léa, Photography

Sylvie Castioni

Léa, 2016
35.4 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$2,079

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

$2,426

Our recommendations Rhona Bitner, Sans titre, Photography

Rhona Bitner

Sans titre, 2006
48 x 48 inch
Photography

$14,672

Sibylle Baltzer, Untitled, Painting

Sibylle Baltzer

Untitled, 2014
63 x 55.1 x 2 inch
Painting

$5,199

Grace Butcher Napangardi, Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming), Painting

Grace Butcher Napangardi

Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming), 2018
35.8 x 24 inch
Painting

$2,542

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

$3,495

Annabelle Tattu, Pussy Riot, Painting

Annabelle Tattu

Pussy Riot, 2013
35.4 x 35.4 x 2 inch
Painting

$2,888

Our recommendations Rosette Bir, Sans titre, Sculpture

Rosette Bir

Sans titre, 1980
13.4 x 14.2 x 7.5 inch
Sculpture

$2,773

Blandine Bardeau, Clouds Foam Stitched Together, Painting

Blandine Bardeau

Clouds Foam Stitched Together, 2010
51.2 x 37.4 inch
Painting

$2,634

Our recommendations Mireille Arbellot, D'un corps l'autre - L'ouverture, Painting

Mireille Arbellot

D'un corps l'autre - L'ouverture, 2015
57.5 x 38.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,968

Maria Torp, Rivers and Red Nails, Print

Maria Torp

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

$866

Caalista, Ivoire, Painting

Caalista

Ivoire, 2015
18.9 x 15 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,017

Cécile Andrieu, Intro 8/26, Sculpture

Cécile Andrieu

Intro 8/26, 2007
7.1 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

$1,098

Lisbeth Delisle, Promenons-nous, Sculpture

Lisbeth Delisle

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

$6,354

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

$7,625

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

$150

Alice de Miramon, Brazil, Painting

Alice de Miramon

Brazil, 2019
15.7 x 11.8 inch
Painting

$866

Alice de Miramon, Caroline, Painting

Alice de Miramon

Caroline, 2019
9.1 x 6.7 inch
Painting

$439

Our recommendations Sophie Calle, Le nez Fr, Print

Sophie Calle

Le nez Fr, 2013
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$416

YZ (Yzeult), Rome I - Angel, Painting

YZ (Yzeult)

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

$4,274

Adeline Spengler, Rainbow dream, Photography

Adeline Spengler

Rainbow dream, 2013
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$1,957

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

$3,697

Cécile Baldewyns, Bacon 3, Photography

Cécile Baldewyns

Bacon 3, 2016
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$924

Irene Cruz, Drowning in Blue XVII, Photography

Irene Cruz

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

$1,213

Sophia Snadli, Femme Végétale N°1, Photography

Sophia Snadli

Femme Végétale N°1, 2017
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$451

Our recommendations Nella Buscot, Petite Volga, Sculpture

Nella Buscot

Petite Volga, 2016
28.3 x 12.6 x 9.8 inch
Sculpture

$9,219

Marine Kerbidi, Vue du Barachois, Photography

Marine Kerbidi

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

$347

Our recommendations Cécile Baldewyns, Art addict, Photography

Cécile Baldewyns

Art addict, 2013
15.7 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$809

Paola Pivi, One love, Print

Paola Pivi

One love, 2013
19.7 x 27.6 inch
Print

$416

Johanne 8, 12 hours after, Painting

Johanne 8

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

$5,314

Marine Kerbidi, Scène de rue malgache, Photography

Marine Kerbidi

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

$347

Marine Kerbidi, Hands, Photography

Marine Kerbidi

Hands, 2016
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$347

Carole Benichou, Eyes, Painting

Carole Benichou

Eyes, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$5,083

Vava Livovschi, Vibration, Painting

Vava Livovschi

Vibration, 2017
45.7 x 31.9 x 1 inch
Painting

$3,119

Vava Livovschi, Une autre vision, Painting

Vava Livovschi

Une autre vision, 2017
31.9 x 45.7 x 1 inch
Painting

$3,119

Christine Seiterle, A Little Rest, Painting

Christine Seiterle

A Little Rest, 2012
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,915

Angélique, Vanité, Photography

Angélique

Vanité, 1994
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$1,733

Angélique, White Spirit III, Photography

Angélique

White Spirit III, 2005
18.9 x 13.8 inch
Photography

$1,733

Emmanuelle Barbaras, Fesse homme, Photography

Emmanuelle Barbaras

Fesse homme, 1996
14.2 x 20.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$809

Emmanuelle Barbaras, Nu masculin, Photography

Emmanuelle Barbaras

Nu masculin, 1999
11.8 x 17.7 inch
Photography

$809

Charlotte Abecassis, Femmes paysage, Painting

Charlotte Abecassis

Femmes paysage, 2015
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,004

Charlotte Abecassis, Nu à la fenêtre, Painting

Charlotte Abecassis

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

$1,271

Geneviève Asse, La fabrique des fleurs, Print

Geneviève Asse

La fabrique des fleurs, 2015
8.7 x 5.9 inch
Print

$347

Maud Bernos, Bertrand de Broc, Photography

Maud Bernos

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

$3,466

Jennyfer Grassi, Les fleurs le manque, Painting

Jennyfer Grassi

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

$13,863

Annie Becco, Couleur grès, Painting

Annie Becco

Couleur grès, 2016
59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,888

Carole Becam, Le subtil aléatoire noir n°2, Painting

Carole Becam

Le subtil aléatoire noir n°2, 2016
39.4 x 39.4 x 2 inch
Painting

$2,657

Juliana Wildner, Cherry blossom, Painting

Juliana Wildner

Cherry blossom, 2015
35 x 45.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$2,939

Dominique Kermène, Sans titre 04, Painting

Dominique Kermène

Sans titre 04, 2014
39.4 x 31.9 inch
Painting

$3,466

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

$630

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