On the occasion of Women’s History Month, and in conjunction with the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ second annual #5WomenArtists campaign, we’re celebrating the work of women artists at the Albright-Knox. Today we highlight five recent monographic exhibitions focusing on the work of women artists.
Victoria Sambunaris: Taxonomy of a Landscape (2011–2012) presented 40 photographs that capture the expansive American landscape and the natural and fabricated adaptations that appear throughout it. It was the artist’s first solo exhibition at a major American museum.
Kelly Richardson: Legion (2013) was a major mid-career survey of Richardson’s audio-visual installation works, including the major three-channel video installation Mariner 9, 2012, in its United States premiere.
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Ecologies of Drama (2015–2016) was a selected survey of pioneering Finnish artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s moving-image installations, which included the North American premiere of her newest work.
Erin Shirreff (2016) was the first large-scale US museum survey of this Canadian artist’s work, which mines the network that connects sculpture to its photographic representation.
Recently, Rosalyn Drexler: Who Does She Think She Is? (2016–2017) was a historic and long-overdue monographic exhibition that celebrated Drexler’s multidisciplinary artistic practice and acknowledged her important contribution to Pop art.