Autoportrait Day 289~ Kara Walker

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

American contemporary artist, filmmaker, and educator
Kara Walker (born 1969)

1. Cut[1], 1998 / Cut paper / Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

2. Miss Obedience[1], 2000 / Marquette for banner / Museum of Modern Art, NYC

3. Only I Can Solve This (the 2016 election)[2], 2016
Ink, watercolor, and graphite on paper / Private collection

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[1] https://journals.openedition.org/lisa/810?lang=en
[2] https://schirn.de/karawalker/digitorial/en

Autoportrait Day 126~ Sonia Boyce

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

British artist and educator Sonia Boyce, OBE RA (born 1962)

1. Rice n Peas, 1982 / Oil on canvas / Private collection

2. Missionary Position II, 1985 / Watercolor, pastel, and crayon on paper / Tate, UK

3. She Ain’t Holding Them Up, She’s Holding On (Some English Rose), 1986
Oil and pastel on paper / Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK

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In Pictures: See Inside Sonia Boyce’s Golden Lion-Winning U.K. Pavilion at the Venice Biennale~
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/sonia-boyce-venice-biennale-2104044

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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Autoportrait Day 96~ Rose Bean Simpson

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

Mixed-media artist Rose Bean Simpson (born 1983)

American Gothic, 2012 / Wallhanging: wood, stoneware, adobe, goose feather / Penn Museum, Philadelphia, PA
“American Gothic is about the personal relationship with the masculine and feminine parts of myself.”

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Autoportrait Day 66~ Janine Antoni

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

Bahamian–born American artist Janine Antoni (born 1964)

Lick and Lather, 1993 / 14 busts: 7 in chocolate, 7 in soap on 14 pedestals
Complete set National Gallery of Art, DC / Various pairs in other locations,
including Hirshhorn Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Met Breuer

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Autoportrait Day 33~ Alison Saar

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

Sculptor, mixed-media, and installation artist Alison Saar (born 1956)

Mirror, Mirror (Mulatta Seeking Inner Negress), 2006 / Wood, copper, tin, and bronze / Jordan D. Schnitzer Family Foundation

Left: Mirror, Mirror; Mulatta Seeking Inner Negress, 2014 / Woodcut and chine collé on found sugar sack / Jordan D. Schnitzer Family Foundation
Right: Mirror, Mirror; Mulatta Seeking Inner Negress II, 2015 / Woodcut on chine-collé / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

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Autoportrait Day 29~ Genevieve Gaignard

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

Photographer and installation artist Genevieve Gaignard (born 1981)

1. Holier Than Thou, 2017 / Chromogenic print / Private collections

2. Supreme, 2015 / Archival inkjet print / Private collections

3. The 99cent Store, 2015 / Archival inkjet print / Private collections

4. Us Only, 2015 / Installation / Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

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Born December 25~ Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois (December 25, 1911-May 31, 2010) was a French-American artist. She created sculpture, installation art, drawings, and prints, but is probably best known for her spider-like Maman sculptures.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Bourgeois

Pinus Sylvestris by Louise Bourgeois / 1943 / Image: 5-1/2″x4″
Artist’s personal holiday card printed at commercial shop / Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

Louise Bourgeois on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/louise-bourgeois/

Further reading:
https://atelier17.christinaweyl.com/artist-biographies/louise-bourgeois/
https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/features/louise-bourgeois-learning-resource
https://galeriemagazine.com/louise-bourgeois-drawings-under-the-spotlight/
https://www.moma.org/s/lb/curated_lb/about/chronology.html