This is the list right now. I have typed it in order of response, with any repeats from person to person retained.
I was overwhelmed by the thoughtful and opinionated writing, stories and commentary I got back. I do not have permission as of right now to print it all, but it was inspiring and will not go unused in the universe.
Thank you to you all for your time in sending names, links and stories! At the bottom is my original email, please continue to add to this list.
Lynne Hershman Leeson
Niki de Saint-Phalle
Mierle Laderman Ukeles
Paula Modersohn Becker
julia margaret cameron
Lili St. Cyr
Mierle Laderman Ukeles
Alluquere Rosanne Stone
Ursula von Rydingsvard
Regina José Galindo
The nameless women that have created the "artifacts" displayed today in museums, especially those that have created the intricate and beautiful textiles, jewelry, and pottery of the Pacific Northwest Native American tribes. African women artists' textile and pottery skills-- some of the most beautiful pottery pieces in the world have come from Africa and derive from women artists, who receive little credit for their inspired works.
Julia Margaret Cameron
Emily Kame Kngwarreye
I'm writing female artists and curators that I know to ask for a quick
"hit reply" with a name or names of notable female artists in any media, era or
continent whose work and/or lives mean something to you. We are
developing materials to share with the junior/senior female high
school students participating in Identity Blueprint, our pilot
I am hoping to have our cool flyer and trifold online soon, but if you
would like this info I can share it with you via email more quickly!
We aren't aiming to develop an entire curriculum
per se but simply to have some interesting info about a diverse
selection of artists. Think about how you might have found out about
an artist who matters to you. It might have been in a bookstore or
from a friend. The point is you found out about them and it did
something for you.
The entire program is very much inspired by and shaped around the
activities of working female artists that we have been lucky enough to
get to know through Gallery Aferro. We therefore want to continue this
approach by asking you to contribute names. My personal contributions
include Carrie Mae Weems and Marjane Satrapi, but I think it will be
much, much better list if everyone joins in.
Thank you so much for being who you are, and for contributing to this
project! If you would like to share this call for names with friends,
please do so.