What is it to be a female artist? Why are male artists shown more throughout history? How come female artists are still not being represented or talked about as much as men? These are the questions that I constantly ask myself as an artist.
Through investigation of history, criticism of said history, comparison, and personal reflections, I want to share my thoughts and experiences through my thesis book, Latin American Artists: History of Art Without Men. Artists featured are Tarsila do Amaral, Amelia Peláez, María Izquierdo, Remedios Varo, Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt), Araceli Gilbert, Carmen Herrera, Anita Malfatti, Beatriz González, Doris Salcedo, and much more. These artists have a voice that should be praised by their works and how male artists took their success away from them through harsh criticism.
My thesis book encourages audiences to rethink the lens of history, criticism, comparison,
and reflection and thus come out with a different point of view regarding how female artists are represented.