Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame: art herstory list with archive posts about the lesbian artists

  • SD Holman hands over the reins of The Pride in Art Society to Mark Takeshi McGrego (9/1/2021) - SD Holman will be stepping down after founding The Pride in Art Society 16 years ago and 14 years as Artistic & Executive Director, handing over the reins to Mark Takeshi McGregor as of October 1st, 2021.
  • The Rebel Dykes Art & Archive Show (8/6/2021) - The Rebel Dykes Art & Archive Show at Space Station Sixty-Five, Building One, 373 Kennington Road, London June 25th - September 17th 2021. Press release and photos courtesy of curator and activist Atalanta Kernick
  • Photographer Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) (7/15/2021) - Video (38:17): presentation about photographer Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) by Karen Albert, Hofstra University, April 2021.
  • Bernice Abbott: Bringing Photography to The New School (7/15/2021) - Video (7:06): Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) spent 24 years (1934-58) teaching photography at The New School where she founded the university’s first photography program.
  • Alice Austen House Designated As A National Site of LGBTQ History | Alice Austen House Museum, 2020 (6/17/2021) - 2020: the celebration of the re-designation of the Alice Austen House (museum) as a national site of LGBTQ history putting the lesbian photographer, Alice Austen, and all of us on the map. Video (10:27): Video of the openning speech by the Alice Austen House.
  • Nicole Eisenman – Giant Without a Body (6/17/2021) - Nicole Eisenman – Giant Without a Body at the Astrup Fernley Museet in Oslo, Norway, 05/28/2021—08/29/2021. This post features two videos about key works in the retrospective exhibition.
  • The Rebel Dykes Art & Archive Show (6/1/2021) - REBEL DYKES ART & ARCHIVE SHOW, June 25th - September 17th, 2021. Opening night: June 24th, 2021. Venue: Space Station Sixty-Five Gallery, Kennington, London UK.
  • JEB – Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians (4/17/2021) - Video (00:56): a very fast leaf through 'Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians' by JEB (Joan E. Biren). the book was reprinted in March 2021 by Anthology Editions.
  • Staci Bu Shea, Dying livingly with Barbara Hammer (3/21/2021) - Video (26:40): remembering Barbara Hammer (May 15, 1939 – March 16, 2019), curator Staci Bu Shea celebrates the lesbian filmmaker's life and art in her recent talk.
  • Betty Parsons: Heated Sky (1/21/2021) - Video (7:58): Highlights from the 2020 exhibition Betty Parsons: "Heated Sky" at Alexander Gray Associates, a contemporary art gallery in New York City, and additional works. Illustration: Brick in the Sky (1969) by Betty Parsons.
  • ‘Marlow Moss’ by Art Quick Look (12/13/2020) - Video (9:15): 'Art Quick Look' writes, 'Marlow Moss was a gender queer, Jewish, female artist who charged the course of European modernism' and then he discusses a couple of Marlow Moss' works.
  • Victoria Munro: Queering Memory and the Alice Austen House (2019) (12/13/2020) - Video (18:54): Victoria Munro, excecutive director of Alice Austen House (on Staten Island, New York) talks about her job of queering the memory of lesbian photographer Alice Austen and the redecoration and transformation of Alice Austen House to a National LGBT Historic Site.
  • Betty Parsons: 1950s Work on Paper (11/14/2020) - The exhibition of works on paper by American lesbian gallerist and painter Betty Parsons (1900—1982) at Alexander Gray Associates, November 20, 2020 - January 31, 2021, highlights a pivotal moment in Parsons’ artistic career after she abandoned figuration to fully embrace abstraction.
  • Ellen Day Hale (1855-1940) (10/11/2020) - Self Portrait (1885) by Ellen Day Hale (1855-1940) , an American impressionist painter and printmaker from Boston. Her life companion was fellow artist Gabrielle de Veaux Clements.
  • Gabrielle de Veaux Clements (1858-1948) (10/11/2020) - Gabrielle de Veaux Clements, an American painter, print maker, and muralist. Drawing by her companion Ellen Day Hale.
  • Helen Langa – Romaine Brooks and Other 20th-Century Women Artists (10/11/2020) - Video (55:05): lecture by Helen Langa, Associate Professor, Art History, American University at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2016. Helen Langa talks about lesbian artist Romaine Brooks and other 20th-Century Women Artists in America.
  • Florence Henri au Jeu de Paume (2015) (9/24/2020) - Video (7:19): Florence Henri au Jeu de Paume (2015) is a short presentation about the photographic oeuvre of Florence Henri (1893-1982).
  • Annie Drew on Painter Agnes Martin (9/10/2020) - Video (11:09): Annie Drew made this video about Painter Agnes Martin (1912–2004) on the occasion of Agnes Martin's Birthday, March 2020.
  • Gluck: The Origin of Queer Art (8/19/2020) - Video (12:16): The painting analyzed in this video essay, Medallion (the YouWe picture) by Gluck, is one of their most famous as it is one of the first depiction of a queer relationship in art history.
  • Jeanne Sarah Nathalie Micas (1824-1889) (5/13/2019) - French painter Jeanne Sarah Nathalie Micas (1824-1889) lived with her partner, painter Rosa Bonheur, for over 40 years.
  • Agnes Martin – ‘Beauty is in Your Mind’ (4/10/2019) - Video (7:37): TateShots’ video Agnes Martin – ‘Beauty is in Your Mind’ (2015) with video clips of Canadian-born American abstract painter Agnes Martin (1912-2004) in her studio in 1997.
  • Harriet Hosmer And Her Workers at Her Studio in Rome (1861) (12/11/2018) - Successful sculptor Harriet Hosmer (1830 – 1908) and her workers at her studio in Rome in 1861.
  • Harriet Hosmer (1830 – 1908) (12/11/2018) - Harriet was a lesbian, a staunch feminist and one of the most successful of the American artist working in Rome, Italy in the 19th century.
  • The Art of Dying or (Palliative Art Making in the Age of Anxiety) (10/24/2018) - Video (56:36): 'in this performative lecture delivered at the Whitney on October 10, 2018, Barbara Hammer shares guidelines and film clips from her long-term art-making practice.'
  • Alice Austen House (10/9/2018) - Video (2:55) Watch the video, then plan your visit to “Clear Comfort”, the home of photographer and lesbian Alice Austen (1866 – 1952), now The Alice Austen House Museum.
  • Cathy Cade (2018) (10/5/2018) - In this informal interview with photographer and lesbian activist Cathy Cade she is talking with a friend about her life with the civil rights movement and her books.
  • A brief introduction to Eileen Gray (8/23/2018) - Video (23:11): a video biography about Eileen Gray (1878–1976). With each passing year Eileen Gray becomes more important in defining the history of modernism.
  • Photographers in Focus: Laura Aguilar (1959-2018) (8/1/2018) - Video (3:52): a short video about late lesbian photographer Laura Aguilar (1960-2018) by NOWNESS (2018).
  • Gluck – 2017 Documentary (7/27/2018) - Video (58:55): the documentary ' Gluck - Who Did She Think He Was ?' about Hannah 'Gluck' Gluckstein (1895–1978) was originally presented by the BBC, when Tate Britain in London ran the group show 'QUEER BRITISH ART 1861–1967'.
  • Sculptures by Edmonia Lewis (7/13/2018) - The sculptures 'Minehaha' and 'Hiawata' by black American artist Edmonia Lewis (1845 - 1911) who migrated to Europe to work on as an artist.
  • Ida Gerhardi (1862-1927), a Neo Impressionist Painter (2/20/2018) - Selbstbildnis III, 1905 by Ida Gerhardi.
  • The Life of Tove Jansson (10/30/2017) - Video (59:07): a BBC documentary about author, cartoonist, illustrator, artist and lesbian Tove Jansson.
  • Screening and Conversation: The Female Closet by Barbara Hammer (10/25/2017) - Screening and Conversation: The Female Closet by Barbara Hammer on October 30, 2017 at 18:30 - 20:00 at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
  • Copenhagen: TOVE JANSSON – ART, LOVE & MOOMINS (8/20/2017) - Selfie with Tove Jansson. Birthe Havmoeller went to see the retrospective exhibition about the life and oeuvre of Finish lesbian painter, author and illustrator Tove Jansson at Gl. Strand in Copenhagen, Denmark. The exhibition runs through September 3, 2017.
  • The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson (1868 – 1957) (6/11/2017) - Video (3:32): trailer about Packed In A Trunk – The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson (2015), a documentary film about American lesbian artist Edith Lake Wilkinson (1868 – 1957) co-written and produced by Jane Anderson (Edith’s great-niece) together with her wife, Tess Ayers.
  • Tove Jansson – Art, Love and Moomins (6/9/2017) - Tove Jansson - Art, Love and Moomins Dates: June 10 - September 3, 2017 Venue: Kunstforeningen Gl Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Moving lesbians – Ditte Wessels (6/7/2017) - Video (3:32): Moving lesbians - interview with Ditte Wessels by Atria Kennisinstituut, Holland.
  • Picturing Kinship: Portraits of Our Community (5/12/2017) - The exhibition by Lenore Chinn runs from June 9 through September 18 at the GLBT History Museum in San Francisco. An opening reception on Friday, June 9, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. will feature comments from the artist and the curator along with light refreshments.
  • Claude Cahun: Beneath This Mask (3/6/2017) - Claude Cahun: Beneath This Mask Mar 1 2017 – May 6 2017 Sidney Cooper Gallery Canterbury, United Kingdom
  • Documentary Photographer Gon Buurman (2/18/2017) - De intieme blik/The intimate gaze - an exhibition with works by Dutch photographer Gon Buurman. The exhibition runs through April 29, 2017 in Amsterdam.