Autoportrait Day 236~ Rosa Rolanda

A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries

American artist Rosa Rolanda de Covarrubias (1895-1970)

1. Self-Portrait, c.1930 / Gelatin silver print photogram / Davis Museum, Wellesley, MA

2. Self-Portrait, 1939 / Oil on canvas / Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

3. Autorretrato, c.1940 / Gouache on paper / Museo Colección Blaisten, Mexico City, MX

4. Autorretrato, 1952 / Oil on Canvas / Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, MX

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Autoportrait Day 233~ Martine Gutierrez

A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries

American visual and performance artist Martine Gutierrez (born 1989)

Line Up 5, 2014 / Photograph of artist amidst a crowd of mannequins
Various collections, including Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA

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Autoportrait Day 190~ Sarah Bernhardt

A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries

Actress, artist, and writer Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923)

1. Self-Portrait as a Chimera, c.1880 / Bronze
Various collections including Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

2. Self-Portrait as Roland’s Daughter, 1876 / Terracotta / The Jewish Museum, NYC

3. Self-Portrait, 1910 / Oil on canvas / Bemberg Foundation, Toulouse, France

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Autoportrait Day 160~ Niki de Saint Phalle

A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries

French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002)

Self-portrait, c.1958-1959 / Plaster and mixed media on wood / Owned by Niki Charitable Art Foundation, Santee, USA

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Niki Charitable Art Foundation
http://nikidesaintphalle.org/niki-de-saint-phalle/biography/#1930-1949

Autoportrait Day 109~ Betye Saar

A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries

Assemblage artist and printmaker Betye Saar (born 1926)

1. Anticipation, 1961 / Screenprint / Various collections, including MoMA, NYC

2. Black Girl’s Window, 1969 / Assemblage / Museum of Modern Art, NYC

3. Mystic Sky with Self-Portrait, 1992 / Color offset lithograph and collage
Various collections, including RISD Museum, Providence, RI

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Born December 2~ Gülsün Karamustafa

Gülsün Karamustafa (born 1946, Ankara, Turkey) is a visual artist and filmmaker. Her installations, paintings, sculptures, and videos examine the complexities of gender, globalization, and migration.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%BCls%C3%BCn_Karamustafa

Prayer Rug with Elvis by Gülsün Karamustafa
1986 / Tapestry collage / 70-4/5″x41-1/3″ / Photo from SALT Research Library

Gülsün Karamustafa on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/gulsun-karamustafa/

Further reading:
https://www.guggenheim.org/map/gulsun-karamustafa
http://www.hasta-standrews.com/scotland/2021/5/19/glsn-karamustafa-portraying-the-personal
https://m.bianet.org/english/art/248579-contemporary-artist-gulsun-karamustafa-receives-roswitha-haftmann-prize

Born October 12~ Carolee Schneemann

Carolee Schneemann (October 12, 1939-March 6, 2019) was an American visual experimental artist, known for her multi-media works on the body, narrative, sexuality and gender.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolee_Schneemann

Four Fur Cutting Boards by Carolee Schneemann / 1962-63
Oil paint, umbrellas, motors, light bulbs, string lights, photographs, fabric, lace, hubcaps, printed papers, mirror, nylon stockings, nails, hinges, and staples on wood / 90-1/2″x131″x52″ / ©Estate of Carolee Schneemann

Carolee Schneemann on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/carolee-schneemann/

Further reading:
https://library.stanford.edu/blogs/stanford-libraries-blog/2019/03/tribute-carolee-schneemann-1939-2019
https://www.interviewmagazine.com/art/carolee-schneemanns-art-is-not-made-for-your-comfort
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/mar/08/carolee-schneeman-performance-artist-taught-us-how-to-live

Born April 5~ Nancy Holt

Nancy Holt (April 5, 1938-February 8, 2014) was an American artist most known for her public sculpture, installation art, concrete poetry, and land art.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Holt

Sun Tunnels by Nancy Holt
1973-76 / 4 22-ton concrete cylinders / each 9′ high x 18′ long / Great Basin Desert, Utah

Nancy Holt on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/nancy-louise-holt/

Further reading:
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/nancy-holt/
https://holtsmithsonfoundation.org/biography-nancy-holt
https://brooklynrail.org/2014/03/art/remembering-nancy-holt