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50 Contemporary Women Artists: Groundbreaking Contemporary Art from 1960 to Now

50 Contemporary Women Artists: Groundbreaking Contemporary Art from 1960 to Now

John Gosslee & Heather Zises, Editors, Foreword by Elizabeth Sackler

Available October 2018


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This one-of-a-kind compendium serves as a reminder of women’s strength in the contemporary art market place, and acts as testament to the innovation, power, and necessity of women’s art and its influence. Featuring a select group of living women artists and architects who have made significant and groundbreaking contributions to contemporary art, the volume profiles an international cross-section of women artists—from emerging to established—who address critical, social, environmental, psychological, historical, and social issues through their art. Included are works by five MacArthur Foundation Fellows. Ultimately, this book promotes women artists in an ongoing dialogue through the exploration of their work and process, while offering fresh perspectives on feminism and notions of cultural power. 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.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 334 color illustrations | 224 pp
ISBN13: 9780764356537 | Binding: hard cover


John Gosslee is the editor-in-chief of New York City based art magazine Quiet Lunch. He also runs PANK and Fjords Review. As a literary editor he’s published over 50 books of contemporary literature to the trade. His poetry is widely published.

Heather Zises is an independent curator and Founder of READart, a curatorial platform for contemporary art and culture. Her expertise includes art advisory, writing, and editing. Heather’s research interests embrace feminist and identity-based practices, having worked with a spectrum of established and emerging artists. Launching her career at Pace Gallery and Phillips, Heather’s projects include collaborations with Paddle8, Equity Gallery, Cluster Gallery, Scope NY, Grey Area, and FXFOWLE, among others. She has curated numerous exhibitions and site-specific installations at galleries, alternative spaces, and art fairs worldwide. Heather is a contributing writer for Whitehot Magazine and Fjords Review, and an art editor for Pregame Magazine. She has a BA in English and Dance from Cornell University, and an MA in Art History from Christie’s Education.