The centerpiece exhibition of fall 2017 at Pen + Brush, King Woman, presents recent work by 25 contemporary women artists, encompassing established as well as lesser-known artists creating in a range of media, including video. Many new works, some created expressly for King Woman, will be shown for the first time.
The exhibition is the first collaboration between Pen + Brush, the 123-year-old New York City institution dedicated to promoting the careers of women in the visual and literary arts, and ArtLeadHER, a platform offering exposure and strategic access to the primary market for talented women artists. It is through unique and critical pairings of recognized and less well-known women artists that this exhibit will showcase the talent, power, and breadth of the work that women can create.
Curator: Mashonda Tifrere
Curator Mashonda Tifrere launched ArtLeadHER in March 2016 as a dynamic platform to celebrate and bring awareness to the women creating, curating and thriving in the male-dominated artworld. ArtLeadHER provides marketing support, exhibition placement, social media exposure, artists residencies and mentorship opportunities. By pairing new and underexposed female artists with their established contemporaries, artists are given the opportunity to learn, collaborate, and grow in a community of like-minded women.