As Latinx heritage month comes to a close, our team has shared their fav female Latinx artists. We recommended you to go deep with these women & to continue to do so all year long.
María Sol Escobar aka Marisol - 1930 – 2016
Born in Paris to Venezuelan parents, Marisol (Maria Sol Escobar) held a central position in the New York art scene and American Pop movement. Over time, however, she was written out of the white male-dominated Pop narrative, which is why you may not have heard of her, though she was as well known as Andy Warhol when she first came on the scene. We're equally obsessed with her art, her style & life story. Learn more here and here, promise you want to know her.
Victoria Villasaña - DOB unknown
Contemporary artist Villasana "draws inspiration from the craftsmanship and the textile traditions in Mexico and from across cultures... Through pattern, geometry and color she weaves intricate visual stories which reflect the resilience and triumph of the human spirit."
Her sense of form, figure, color, reverence for women, civil rights leaders, social justice warriors, inspires us endlessly. No doubt she will you too.
Learn more about her here.
Poni "Me encontré unas fotos de cuando trabajaba en esta pieza :)"
- (Des)encuentro (Díptico) | 320 x 150 cm | Técnica mixta | 2022
Hilda Palafox, 1982
Multi-disciplinary artist aka "Poni" has us pretty smitten. Her paintings particularly are both raw and breathtaking. "The mystery of the feminine is balanced with the symbolism of the physical, emotional, and spiritual state; the curvaceous fertility of our origin, the female eternal". The cocoon like comfort of her figures and warm, sensual palettes take us to the strength of the feminine form and spirit. Women supporting women on canvas. Learn more here.
Luvia Lazo- DOB unknown
Contemporary Indigenous Zaopotec, self-taught photographer, from Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca, MX. Her work she describes as a constellation of images through time and spaces in Oaxaca, documenting the generational gaps and the transformation of identities across ages. Her series, “Kanitlow” was recently featured in the New Yorker. The series, an expression of grief in color reminds us that art heals both the artist and the viewer. Learn more here.
Lola Alvarez Bravo - 1907–1993
One of Mexico’s first women photographers, Álvarez Bravo developed a thick skin in the male-dominated industry... “I was the only woman fooling around with a camera on the streets and the reporters laughed at me. So I became a fighter.” Also, fun fact, she was a dear friend of Frida Kahlo, many of Frida's portraits, Lola was behind the camera. We day dream of eavesdropping on their lunches and creative sessions. Learn more here.
Frida Kahlo - 1907–1954
Forever and always Frida, Living and wearing her values, owning her truth. she needs not an introduction, both a muse and icon. If you haven't added a visit to Casa Azul to your bucket list, her home in Ciudad Mexico, do. Learn more here.
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