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Women, Sex, and Tapestry — A Talk With Textile Artist Erin M. Riley

Erin M. Riley is an artist who's truly committed to portraying women's sexuality and issues. Born in 1985 in Brooklyn, where she still resides, Erin specializes on tapestry, the art of weaving. But she doesn’t weave classical, dull motives - she weaves sexts, porn-screenshots, sexual themes. Her artworks are intimate, exciting, extraordinary and trivial (in … read more

Interview with the French Feminist Collective “La Rage”

The French collective "La Rage" has created a non-profit project that aims to give visibility to international feminists. By collecting posters created by women, queer, and trans people from around the world, La Rage wants to give visibility to the vibrant work of these activists and explore the graphic side of this ongoing crusade. Their … read more

Filmmaker Sany Talks About “Girl Power” — Graffiti Is A Girl’s Thing

Girl Power is the title of the first documentary focusing on female graffiti artists. Produced and directed by the Czech graffiti writer Sany over the span of seven years, the film features stories of female writers from fifteen cities including New York, Sydney, Toulouse, Moscow, Berlin and Prague. Girl Power premiered earlier this year in … read more

Artist Liz Barr Talks About Celebrity Culture, Religion and Selfies

Liz Barr is a multi-disciplinary artist and art student living in Philadelphia.  Her artistic interests include the concept of relationships and the politics surrounding so-called ‘selfie culture’. She also works as a freelance designer for local bands and clubs. We caught up with Liz to find out more about her thoughts on celebrity culture and religion, and the implications of the 'selfie culture.' … read more

Kitty Von-Sometime Tells The Story of The Weird Girls Project

With The Weird Girls Project, the conceptual visual artist Kitty Von-Sometime wants to encourage women to love themselves as they are; curvy, round, thin, small or skinny. For the past nine years, the British-born Icelandic-resident has been creating music videos "to highlight the variety of shapes and sizes that make us who we are." For International Women's Day, we talked to Kitty about her latest glittery video #EmbraceYourself, what inspired her to make activist-art, and why women should love their bodies, whatever their shape. … read more

Ariella Starkman Talks About Her Experience Curating the Bad Girls Club

The topic of feminism is one that has taken many forms over the years. Women and men alike are constantly engaging in conversation about the role of women in society and in the art world. However, there are contentions within the art world for many female artists. Curator Ariella Starkman wanted to keep that mind when organising the Bad Girls Club in Toronto. We talked to Starkman about her experience with “Bad Girls Club” and the challenges involved in striving to create a unifying space. … read more

Meet Swedish Longboarder Ishtar Bäcklund: “travelling is a way of letting go”

The lifestyle of freelance artist and downhill skateboarder Ishtar Bäcklund blends art, adventure, and an abundance of joie de vivre. Originally from Sweden, she has toured around the globe with her skateboard, competing as well as creating murals for skateboard shops on almost every continent. And it all began when she started hanging around a skateshop in Stockholm when she was only 17 years old. … read more

Glacier Girl Talks about Art and Living a Sustainable Life

Elizabeth Farrell is a teenager trying to raise awareness of climate change—specifically, how it affects glacial ice—by creating hip, icy blue or sunset-washed portraits of herself, under the moniker of Glacier Girl, and other young women. Although some refer to Internet activism as "slacktivism," Farrell, who is based in London, UK, is confident that social media is the only way to reach her generation. … read more

Michele Pred Talks About the Art of “Choice” and “Pred-à-porter”

In her clever and politically fueled series titled “Choice”, conceptual artist Michele Pred reconnects the past with the present by making a modern statement on vintage purses from the 50s and the 60s. The 48 purses of the "Pred-à-Porter" collection —part of the "Promote the General Welfare" series—are emblazoned with electroluminescent wire and thousands of expired birth control pills.  We were lucky enough to chat with Pred about how she uses her art to spark conversation about women's reproductive rights. … read more