It took me years to find the language to tell this story.
Clarity Haynes is an artist, writer and educator living in New York City. Her Breast Portrait Project is a multidisciplinary, socially engaged work that is grounded in the practice of painting from observation. She teaches drawing at Brooklyn College and painting at Trestle Gallery, and is a member of the Corpus VI and tART collectives.
“I Call It Blaxidermy”: Pamela Council on Their Art and Aesthetic
“As a Black woman artist, I get asked about the political meaning of my work, but I don’t often get asked why it looks the way it does.”
I’m a Queer Feminist Artist. Why Are My Paintings Censored on Social Media?
When a post about my work is removed, suddenly and without permission, it feels like a violation — if not legally, then emotionally, and certainly materially in terms of costs to my career.
“You Have to Get Past the Fear”: Joan Semmel on Painting Her Aging, Nude Body
Joan Semmel has created a distinctive body of work largely centered on painted images of her own body.
Fragmented Figures Channel the “Struggle of Being in a Body”
LOS ANGELES — Breasts, arms, legs, fingers, halved torsos, and a hairy mustache. These are some of the body parts represented in porcelain, paint, photography, and mixed media in Fragmented Gaze, curated by Loren Britton at Tiger Strikes Asteroid Gallery in Los Angeles.
Queering Abstract Art with Wrapped, Grommeted, and “Roughed-Up” Paintings
Harmony Hammond has had a pioneering impact on art, in particular through her insistence on feminist and queer content in abstract work.
Drawing a Universe of Cosmic Sexuality
The artist Eric Fischl once called Amy Myers’s abstract drawings “totems to Cosmic Sexuality.”
From Grief to Action: Patricia Cronin on Her ‘Shrine for Girls’
If you make the pilgrimage to the Venice Biennale this year, among the many artistic spectacles you will encounter is an actual shrine.
How We Got Here: Portrait of the Artist as a Queer Feminist
As long as I can remember, I’ve organized and been involved in artist groups and collectives.