Woman Made Gallery is turning 30! WMG was founded in 1992, marking 2022 the 30th Anniversary of Chicago’s longest operating feminist art gallery. We are thrilled to announce the exhibition titled Generations will be on view from June 11 – July 16, 2022.
Generations is an exhibition celebrating the past, and envisioning the future of WMG and its values. Through this exhibition, WMG asked alumnae artists to reflect back upon the importance of feminist art space in their art practices, careers and relationships. Art in this exhibition speaks of motherhood and the right to choice, the nuances of intersectional thought and ways in which women hold hands to build each other up. A deep dive into the gallery’s past arrived up to moments of witness into activism, rebellion, the need for rest and the abundance of wealth when it comes to community and connections.
41 alumni artists of 30 years of the gallery have come together in this exhibition to build a narrative of support, evolution, courage and solidarity.
Juried by committee, WMG decided to bring two of our programming committee members Vice President Jae Green and Programming Intern Marisa Miles to understand and direct this exhibition.
“This is a time to consider-what we find and bring with us from our history and what we provide for our future-for the next thirty years of art and artists at WMG.”
Jae Green, Vice President of the Board, WMG Gallery.
“Generations insists on a cumulative lineage where pieces of one’s ancestral connection informs its present being. Woman Made is a gallery built on generations of woman and non-binary artists visualizing the progression of feminism through a lens informed by one’s collective experience.”
Marisa Miles, Gallery Intern, Programming
Robin Adsit, Helena Baka, Jenny E. Balisle, Jamie Bernstein, Monica J. Brown, Pamela Callahan, Yvette L. Cummings, Frederica Diane, Helen Geglio, Felicia Grant Preston, Payton Harris-Woodard, Deborah Hirshfield, Leslie A. Hirshfield, Ellen Holtzblatt, Candace Hunter, Natalie Jackson, Ashley JanuaryLinda R. James, Indira Freitas Johnson, Millicent Kennedy, Cynthia Kerby, Laura Kina and Shelly Jyoti, Jamie Kost, Emily Lang, Kim Laurel, Susan Lenz, Verneda Lights, Tai Lipan, Christy Lo Lok Lam, Elaine Luther, Cristina Marquez, Gillian Marwood, Penny Mateer, Terri Messinides, Christyn Overstake, Cherry Rahn, Dolores Slowinski, Tricia Lynn Townes, Shoshanna Weinberger, Jade Williams, Jessica Witte