• Marina

International Woman’s Day

Обновлено: 15 сент. 2019 г.

It’s International Women’s Day! In case you want to give me a gift, I have an idea for you.

I’m a non-institutional, struggling artist with no gallery representation. I work in a room in a shared apartment, which is both my studio and bedroom. My living conditions are harsh, but I don't give up. Every repost, every like and link to my work helps me connect with the people who purchase my art and ultimately to my survival. As dramatic as it sounds your appreciation of my work keeps me alive.

How can you help?

As a ‘gift’ to me, you can send a link on my website or Instagram to your friends and tell people about me. Who knows, maybe a friend of your friend is a potential buyer, a gallery owner or an art dealer? A simple act of kindness from you could change my life forever!

It is widely known that women are less represented in the art world, receiving fewer benefits for their efforts. Today we could change that a little and I would be forever grateful.

There is much research supporting these facts and as today is ‘International Women’s Day’ perhaps you could help me. I thank everyone that has supported me over the years, new and old friends.

Happy ‘International Woman’s Day!’

The following are some supporting facts for this post:

A recent survey of the permanent collections of 18 prominent art museums in the U.S. found that from over 10,000 artists, 87% are male (Public Library of Science). Only 13.7% of living artists represented by galleries in Europe and North America are women. (artnet News). 96.1% of artworks sold at auction are by male artists. (Bocart et al., Glass Ceilings in the Art Market). The discount for women’s art at auction is 47.6%; even removing the handful of “superstar” artists that skew the data, the discount is still significant at 28%. (Adams, et al., Is Gender in the Eye of the Beholder?)

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