Times are tough. Many of us are once again living under lockdown restrictions, meaning that visits to galleries, museums and artist studios are completely out of bounds. While this might be a reason to be upset, we don’t want to see you cry. We’re about to introduce you to the next generation of talent: 10 emerging female artists to beat that November lockdown depression!
Orla Murray @orlamurray_art
Still finishing her BFA, Orla Murray has already curated exhibitions across London, founding Haus Gallery in the middle of a global pandemic. A talented artist herself, her paintings focus on the human figure, creating gorgeous bodies out of dreamy colours.
Chinaza Agbore @chinagbor
Texan-born Chinaza Agbor is currently studying at the prestigious Slade School and is focused on portraying the conflicted reality of being a consumer whilst navigating a capitalistic society as a black woman. Her work continuously dissects how economic mobility and class shape the black experience, challenging the narrative of what is expected from a black artist by referencing and juxtaposing past and present creative works.
Mona Broschar @monabroschar
You can’t look at Mona Broschar’s work and not smile. Super colourful, her depiction of food and natural imagery look like they have walked straight out of a children’s cartoon. They are the complete embodiment of joy that we need right now!
Samantha Rosenwald @samanth_jr
Samantha Rosenwald’s work is super fun and comments on millennial culture. Focusing in on female bodies, superfoods and fashion, it is a much needed sense of humor during times that don’t seem too funny.
Alymamah Al Awadhi @aacanvas
Alyamamah Al Awadhi received her MFA from the Parsons School of Design. The Kuwaiti artist uses her work to investigate the discourse of her own body as a Muslima Cyborg, fluctuating between the east and the west, resting in a liminal spectacle that compartmentalizes the collective tangibility of the mind, the body and the ornament. The perfect distraction for 2020! Bonus: her work is gorgeous!
Caroline Wong @carolinewong_art
Caroline Wong’s paintings explore female Asian identity, merging together art historical influences from across cultures, she uses paint to subvert the heavily orientalised Western stereotypes of Asia women. Her work serves up the big dose of realness we were all needing.
London-based Ripsime is both artist and musician, though she wasn’t trained in either. Regardless, her work embodies a sense of childlike wonder as well as buckets of humour. It completely draws you in!
Sola Olulode @solaolulode
Sola Olulode likens her work to dreamy queer visions, exploring embodiments of British Black Womxn and Non-Binary Folx. She incorporates various mediums – including batik, wax and ink – to explore the fluidities of identities. There is a softness to her work that just we just love!
Stella Meris @stella__meris
Swiss artist Stella Meris works in both textile and on canvas. Her work documents the experience of meditation and movement, depicting elements of the human body as well as architectural forms on top of each other. Her work is fun and colourful, exactly what we need right now!
Susan Chen @susanmbchen
Susan Chen just had her first solo show at Meredith Rosen Gallery, and it looks like it was a huge success! An artist for the 21st century, she paints in search for the meaning of home. A first-generation American immigrant, she creates portraits of Asian Americans to survey members of her racial community to better understand the psychology of race, readjusting her own perspectives of looking from both the lens of an ethnic majority in one part of the world to that of a minority in another.
Text Lizzy Vartanian