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9.28.2017

5 Feminist Artists You Need to Follow

A new wave of artists is taking over the world and our Instagram feeds. In the days just after the election, the internet was swarmed with art inspired by the events that had recently unfolded. Art has taken on its own role in the resistance as a weapon against fascism and the idea that women are to be seen, and not heard. Though art, in essence, is visual, it can take on its own voice. In the case of these 5 feminist artists, that voice is loud and clear – “we will overcome.”

Stephanie Deangelis

cosmic provisions making my skin feel güd 🌙 #illustration

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Stephanie Deangelis (@stephdeangelis) is an illustrator and designer based in Los Angeles. Her artwork often consists of nude women as they go about everyday activities like lounging at home or applying skincare. By depicting naked women as natural and uncontroversial, it strips away the stigma that naked women in art are for the male gaze alone.

Maria-Ines Gul

Getting ready for the summer with @etniabarcelona #BeAnartist Anartist challenges means of communication 👀

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Based in London, Maria-Ines Gul (@mariainesgul) uses gouache, ink, and colored pencils to create her artwork. Gul most often creates portraits of women – wearing hats, creating art themselves, etc – or simply depicting female facial features in a simplified piece.

Angelica Hicks

New York native Angelica Hicks (@angelicahicks) combines “low brow” humor with highly intellectual and cultural references to create her art. Often drawing inspiration from puns and pop culture, this female artist is your go-to for feminism with a side of comedy.

Sally Nixon

Illustrations for an article about selfies in @blondemagazine ✨

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Illustrator Sally Nixon (@sallustration) is no stranger to using feminist motifs to create her artwork. Drawing inspiration from the everyday lives of women, Nixon has created an alternate but relatable world where cats, house plants, and badass women reign. You can also pick up Sally Nixon’s new search-and-find book Houseplants and Hot Saucewhich is basically a more feminist Where’s Waldo. What’s not to love?

Robin Eisenberg

✨💜💕 art prints available at society6.com/robineisenberg 🐆💘

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Robin Eisenberg (@robineisenberg) depicts women in outer galaxies and extraterrestrial fantasies. In Eisenberg’s artwork, women are strong and the main focus of every piece. The LA-based artist also has a love for pizza, and her illustrations and designs often feature slices. Your new phone background is here.

Featured image via Stephanie Angelis

Stay tuned to Milk for more feminist art.

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