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
Sunday, November 4, 2012
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.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
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.