NMWA Announces 2015 Biennial Artist List

The National Museum of Women in the Arts. Photo: NMWA

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington, D.C., has announced the list of participating artists for its upcoming biennial, “Organic Matters—Women to Watch 2015.”

The program, which began in 2008, features new and underrepresented artists from states and countries where the museum has designated outreach committees dedicated to identifying and supporting female artists. Members of each committee work with local curators to create a shortlist of artists from which the NMWA then selects a single artist to represent the region.

Each biennial exhibition operates around a theme selected by museum curators. The fourth installment, “Organic Matters,” will “illuminate the ways in which contemporary artists re-contextualize images of plants and animals in order to reflect upon themes of sexuality, gender politics, the abject, and the sublime,” according to a press release.

See the full list of featured artists and curators below:

Selected Artist: Dawn Holder
Curator: Courtney Taylor, Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas

Southern California:
Selected Artist: Jennifer Celio
Curator: Corrina Peipon, Hammer Museum

Selected Artist: Andrea Lira
Curator: Soledad García Saavedra, independent curator

Selected Artist: Françoise Pétrovitch
Curator: Julia Garimorth, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Selected Artist: Jiha Moon
Curator: Michael Rooks, High Museum of Art

Selected Artist: Goldschmied & Chiari
Curator: Iolanda Ratti, Museo del Novecento

Greater Kansas City Area:
Selected Artist: Lara Shipley
Curator: Catherine Futter, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Selected Artist: Rebecca Hutchinson
Curator: Jen Mergel, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

New Mexico:
Selected Artist: Mary Tsiongas
Curator: Lisa Tamiris Becker, UNM Museum of Art

Greater New York Region:
Selected Artist: Rachel Sussman
Curators: Christiane Paul, Whitney Museum of Art; Dana Miller, Whitney Museum of Art

Selected Artist: Mimi Kato
Curators: Reto Thüring, Cleveland Museum of Art; Rose Bouthillier, MOCA Cleveland

Selected Artist: Ysabel Lemay
Curator: Virginia Treanor, National Museum of Women in the Arts

United Kingdom:
Selected Artist: Polly Morgan
Curator: Lisa Le Feuvre, Henry Moore Institute

“Organic Matters—Women to Watch 2015” will be on display at the National Museum of Women in the Arts from June 5–September 13, 2015.

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