Tags: women in art

Artist of the Week: Amrita Sher-Gil

PopUp Painting's Artist of the Week is Amrita Sher-Gil! Amrita Sher-Gil was an eminent Indian Painter sometimes known as India's Frida Kahlo. She is considered one of the most important painters of 20th century India, and her legacy stands on par with that of the Masters of the Bengal Renaissance. Much of her work was influenced by a strong feeling [...]

#BeBoldForChange International Women’s Day 2017

Happy International Women's Day! As we wrote last year in our Pledge For Parity International Women's Day piece, women artists are often underrepresented - with only artwork by women comprising only 5% of work featured in permanent collections worldwide. At PopUp Painting we are committed to showcasing women's artwork. Check out some of our Artist of [...]

Artist of the Week: Kiki Smith

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Kiki Smith. Kiki Smith (b. 1954) is a German born artist who was brought up in the U.S and currently lives and works in New York. Smith is considered one of the most significant artists of contemporary times. The artist is known for her multidisciplinary practice, which includes the [...]

Artist of the Week: Nerine Tassie

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Nerine Tassie (also known as Nerine McIntyre). Tassie graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2002 with a degree in Fine Art. Natural spaces and forms provide the basis and inspiration for her work, in particular the coastal waters and woodlands around her home. These landscapes are ever changing and thus [...]

Artist of the Week: Grandma Moses

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Grandma Moses. Anna Mary Robertson Moses (1860-1961), better known as ‘Grandma Moses’ was an American folk artist. The artist started her career at the age of 78 having spent her life working on the family farm and giving birth to ten children (five of whom passed away at [...]

Artist of the Week: Guerrilla Girls

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist or rather artists of the week’ are ‘Guerrilla Girls’. Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous group of feminist, female artists devoted to exposing and fighting sexism, racism and corruption in the art world. Much of the groups work takes the form of billboards, stickers, posters, street projects and books that act as propaganda […]

Artist of the Week: Charlie Kirkham

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is artist and PopUp Painting team member Charlie Kirkam. Charlie Kirkham works in a variety of medium including watercolours, oils, pencil, ink, collage, digital imaging and ceramics. The artist trained at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and the Heatherley School of Fine Art (2015). Kirkham often explores [...]

Artist of the Week: Tomma Abts

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Tomma Abts (b. 1967) Tom Abts is a German artist whose work takes the form of complex, layered, abstract paintings. Abts begins her paintings with no preconceived idea of their composition, the only certainties are the parameters the artist sets for herself, namely the size of the support [...]

Artist of the Week: Cecily Brown

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is artist Cecily Brown. Cecily Brown (b. 1969) is a British painter whose work juxtaposes abstraction and figuration. The artist is broadly inspired by the history of painting, taking influence from painters from the canon of art such as Goya, Willem de Kooning, Francis Bacon and Rubens. Cecily Brown [...]

Artist of the Week: Karine Gullino

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is PopUp Painting team member Karine Gullino. Karine Gullino is a French artist based in London. The artist works across a variety of media, including sculpture, installation, painting and photography. Materiality is an important aspect of the artist’s work, allowing materials to respond to each individual artwork. The artist [...]