Monday, November 12, 2012

Yuko Shimizu

Yuko Shimizu is one of the most busiest and influential illustrators in the world. She received her B.F.A. and M.F.A from School of Visual Art in NY, and now she is a professor there also a freelance illustrator herself. She was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan (partially in NYC) and moved to NYC completely when she turned to 30. She is known for her illustrations of strong women, sexuality, and female empowerment.

She is very feminist, and also anti-Japan...

Monday, November 5, 2012

Hennessy youngman's advise on how to be an successful artist... pretty hilarious.. In this video he briefly mentions Cindy Sherman.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Shirin Neshat

Shirin Neshat is an Iranian visual artist and a film artist (now lives in New York City), and her works show the conflicts of the social, cultural, and religion in Muslim world. 

I don't practice Muslim, so am not familiar with anything deeper level,,, but her works are super strong to my eyes.

Shirin Neshat

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Judy Chicago's Dinner Party

For five years, feminist artist Judy Chicago worked with a community of four hundred other artists, craftspeople and researchers to create "The Dinner Party," a monumental tribute to women of spirit and accomplishment throughout the ages - women whose names have been banished "right out of history." For over four of those five years, filmmaker Johanna Demetrakas followed the progress of "The Dinner Party," recording for posterity the alternately painstaking and exhilarating process of creating this work of unprecedented scale and beauty.


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fuyuko Matsui Explains Her Works

This is interesting video that she actually explains "pain" her paintings have, what is ghost painting,,, violence her paintings have...

Monday, October 29, 2012

Chinese "Iron Girls" Under the Communist

I found a really interesting aspect of "feminism" under the communist government while  I was reading a book. The book says that Chinese women have been treated equally by the communism, so Chinese women didn't have to go through such an oppressed moment by male dominated society like Korea and Japan. Women equally work with men, military system...

I was like, hmm that's kinda interesting point of view...

Like this,

and then, it reminds me of "We Can Do It!" poster...

The equality for everything...
Should women be treated the same as men in any kinds of job environment??

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Kara Walker

Kara Walker is an African-American contemporary artist, and her works cover various subjects of life, such as race, sexuality, feminism, gender, and violence. She uses cut-paper silhouette against a white wall to make the contrast emotionally deeper.

Oh she used to live in Stone Mountain, GA!

You can see the exhibition she did, My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love at Whitney Museum.

She is visually straight up and shows the dark part of the history and the dark side of human nature... It's really narrative, isn't it?