There’s a temptation to aspire to be ‘one of the lads’ and hope that no-one will notice that we are female and will judge our work on it’s own merit. But the art world is dominated by men at a high level and programmers and curators might say ‘we’ve got one of those this season’ which they might not say about ‘straight, white, middle-class men’. If we accept that challenges exist, we can start working with other women towards equality.
“What we need to do as women artists… is to take chances, not to trivialise what we are doing to please the picture buying public. We need to push our skills to the extreme and not fret if those skills are not all that we desire, or be surprised if we are not loved”