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Female 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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Chantal de Sutter, Marie, Sculpture

Chantal de Sutter

Marie, 2020
66.1 x 14.2 x 16.1 inch

15,000 - $ 25,000

Laurina Paperina, Man in a Bowler Hat vs Pigeon, Fine Art Drawings

Laurina Paperina

Man in a Bowler Hat vs Pigeon, 2017
9.8 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
Fine Art Drawings


Madeleine Colaço, Ecole de samba Portela, Painting

Madeleine Colaço

Ecole de samba Portela, 1974
38.6 x 76.8 x 0.8 inch


Joyce Fournier, Female Torso - (No. 5 of 10), Sculpture

Joyce Fournier

Female Torso - (No. 5 of 10), 2019
4.5 x 3 x 2.5 inch

$488 $650

Charlotte Abecassis, Nature morte, Painting

Charlotte Abecassis

Nature morte, 2010
16.5 x 22 x 0.4 inch


Marine Kerbidi, Vue du Barachois, Photography

Marine Kerbidi

Vue du Barachois, 2016
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch


Viza, Aux armes, Print


Aux armes, 2020
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch


Our recommendations Anne Quémar, Sur la Terre, Painting

Anne Quémar

Sur la Terre, 2010
39.4 x 39.4 inch


Nuria Mora, Untitled by Nuria Mora, Painting

Nuria Mora

Untitled by Nuria Mora, 2016
66.9 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch


Léa Dedieu, Pivoine Coeur soleil Édition, Print

Léa Dedieu

Pivoine Coeur soleil Édition, 2020
16.5 x 11.7 x 0 inch


Isabelle Del-Piano, Fauteuil jaune, Painting

Isabelle Del-Piano

Fauteuil jaune, 2018
24 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


FeiFei Ruan, Itinéraire d'un enfant gâté, Print

FeiFei Ruan

Itinéraire d'un enfant gâté, 2019
35.6 x 23.8 inch


Valérie Hadida, Les frangines, Sculpture

Valérie Hadida

Les frangines, 2020
15.7 x 8.7 x 6.7 inch

$6,147 $6,830

Our recommendations Sophie Petetin, TUTTI FLOWERS, Painting

Sophie Petetin

35.4 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch


Our recommendations Jacqueline Schäfer, With my eyes closed, Painting

Jacqueline Schäfer

With my eyes closed, 2011
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch


Feng Kaixuan, Don de soi II, Photography

Feng Kaixuan

Don de soi II, 2015
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch


Feng Kaixuan, Cheveux d'Encre Peace, Photography

Feng Kaixuan

Cheveux d'Encre Peace, 2016
11.8 x 17.7 x 0.4 inch


Our recommendations Sophie Calle, Le nez Fr, Print

Sophie Calle

Le nez Fr, 2013
27.6 x 19.7 inch


Hildegarde Handsaeme, Woman in Spring, Painting

Hildegarde Handsaeme

Woman in Spring, 2014
47.2 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch


Marian Williams, Frida Bill Board 4, Painting

Marian Williams

Frida Bill Board 4, 2019
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch


Sonia Delaunay, Untitled, Print

Sonia Delaunay

Untitled, 1966
25.2 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch


Our recommendations Paola Pivi, Untitled (Zebras), Print

Paola Pivi

Untitled (Zebras), 2013
19.7 x 27.6 inch


Leslie Berthet Laval, N°27 - Cité Urbaine, Painting

Leslie Berthet Laval

N°27 - Cité Urbaine, 2019
31.5 x 31.5 inch


Amey, Saint Sauveur sur le sang versé, Painting


Saint Sauveur sur le sang versé, 2018
47.2 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Johanne 8, 12 hours after to make him love me, Painting

Johanne 8

12 hours after to make him love me, 2014
51.2 x 31.9 x 1.2 inch


Paola Pivi, One love, Print

Paola Pivi

One love, 2013
19.7 x 27.6 inch


Juliette June, Hawea Lake, Painting

Juliette June

Hawea Lake, 2020
51.2 x 63.8 x 1.6 inch


Pauline Di Valentin, Marble House, Fine Art Drawings

Pauline Di Valentin

Marble House, 2019
25.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings


Stoul, Oru Serigraff Base, Print


Oru Serigraff Base, 2017
39.4 x 27.6 x 2 inch


Poonam Choudhary, The Dreamer, Painting

Poonam Choudhary

The Dreamer, 2020
20 x 16 x 2 inch


Muriel Bordier, Le cours particulier, Photography

Muriel Bordier

Le cours particulier, 2019
35.4 x 66.9 x 0.1 inch


Joanne Freeman, Covers 24 Blue G Summer, Painting

Joanne Freeman

Covers 24 Blue G Summer, 2016
24 x 24 inch


Joanne Freeman, Covers 1 Red, Print

Joanne Freeman

Covers 1 Red, 2017
28 x 26 inch


Lisa Beck, Corona, Painting

Lisa Beck

Corona, 2014
16.9 x 20.9 inch


Laura Makabresku, Lovers (Amants), Photography

Laura Makabresku

Lovers (Amants), 2014
23.6 x 15.7 inch


Julie Lagier, Garde-Robe, Photography

Julie Lagier

Garde-Robe, 2019
23.6 x 35.4 inch


Juliana Wildner, Peonia Love Spring, Painting

Juliana Wildner

Peonia Love Spring, 2017
33.9 x 55.1 x 0.8 inch


Joëlle Rousselet, Paysage d'âme, Painting

Joëlle Rousselet

Paysage d'âme, 2019
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch


Zhana Mitkova, A Trip to Greece, Print

Zhana Mitkova

A Trip to Greece, 2020
11.8 x 15.7 inch


Alessandra Bisi, Fermo immagine, Painting

Alessandra Bisi

Fermo immagine, 2020
9.4 x 7.1 x 0.1 inch


Estelle Hanania, Last Parade, Photography

Estelle Hanania

Last Parade, 2015
22 x 16.1 x 0.4 inch


Joanna Glazer, There is a Mistery Behind, Painting

Joanna Glazer

There is a Mistery Behind, 2006
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch


Astrid Dahl, Corycium, Sculpture

Astrid Dahl

Corycium, 2019
16.9 x 24.4 x 24.4 inch


Sabine Finkenauer, L'arbre, Print

Sabine Finkenauer

L'arbre, 2015
15.7 x 11.8 inch


Stephanie Rivet, Rocheuses 1620, Painting

Stephanie Rivet

Rocheuses 1620, 2020
48 x 72 x 1.6 inch


Charlotte Champion, Lapinou, Sculpture

Charlotte Champion

Lapinou, 2015
18.9 x 16.5 x 7.5 inch


Karo Trass, Navire Vert et Or, Painting

Karo Trass

Navire Vert et Or, 2020
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch


Sounya Whang, Homme linge 6 Petit prince, Painting

Sounya Whang

Homme linge 6 Petit prince, 2020
31.5 x 23.6 x 0 inch


Sounya Whang, Pêcheur du rêve et son chat, Painting

Sounya Whang

Pêcheur du rêve et son chat, 2019
19.7 x 25.6 x 0 inch


Adeline Spengler, Rainbow dream, Photography

Adeline Spengler

Rainbow dream, 2013
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch


Waleria Matelska, A revolutionist, Painting

Waleria Matelska

A revolutionist, 2020
7.1 x 5.9 inch


Maria Esmar, Sophisticated, Painting

Maria Esmar

Sophisticated, 2020
48 x 48 x 1.6 inch


Yayoi Kusama, Hat, Print

Yayoi Kusama

Hat, 1983
16.5 x 20.7 inch


Maria Esmar, Love is where you look for it, Painting

Maria Esmar

Love is where you look for it, 2020
39.4 x 59.1 x 1 inch


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


Marine Kerbidi, Hands, Photography

Marine Kerbidi

Hands, 2016
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch


Marine Kerbidi, Scène de rue malgache, Photography

Marine Kerbidi

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


Waleria Matelska, Who's Coming, Painting

Waleria Matelska

Who's Coming, 2020
5.9 x 9.4 inch


Béatrice Migliore, La lune de mars, Painting

Béatrice Migliore

La lune de mars, 2020
23.6 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch


Pauline Bailly, L'appel de la lune, Painting

Pauline Bailly

L'appel de la lune, 2019
10.2 x 10.2 x 0 inch


Juliette Jourdain, Day#117, Photography

Juliette Jourdain

Day#117, 2016
39.4 x 31.5 x 0.4 inch


Béatrice Migliore, Saint-Tropez, Painting

Béatrice Migliore

Saint-Tropez, 2020
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Hazel Soan, Corridors of Power, Painting

Hazel Soan

Corridors of Power, 2019
22 x 15 x 0.4 inch


Corrina Cooper, Peripheral No.1, Painting

Corrina Cooper

Peripheral No.1, 2021
12 x 12 x 0.6 inch


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