Art is Her Exhibition Series

Since 2020, the Trout Museum of Art’s Atrium gallery has been dedicated to a year-round Art is Her initiative. The Art is Her exhibition series celebrates female identifying artists and champions their goal of achieving museum presence equal to men. Women have long seen inequality in the art world, and today remain dramatically underrepresented and undervalued in museums, galleries, and auction houses. Let’s change the stats!

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Current Art is Her Featured Artist


Artist Statement:

Ever since I was a child, my mind has always been clouded with the thought of Art. I have always thought about art more than most, to the point where I would say that I have Art addiction. I have always found that life is art and so the artwork I make varies, depending on what I feel like making or what I feel the urge to make. I find myself drawn to scenes, emotions, and the things that are difficult to distinguish. My art has deeper meanings to simple ones even. My artwork, technique and style are chaotic and messy, just as my mind is.

2022 Artists
2023 Art is Her Artists
Jan 2 - Feb 26
Claire Erickson
Feb 27 - Apr 30
Ariana Vaeth
May 1 - Jul 2
Callie Kiesow
Sept 4 - Oct 29
Gao Kia Moua
July 3 - Sept 3
Marcia G. Thompson
Oct 30 - Dec 31
Jamie Jacobson
2022 Artists
2022 Art is Her Artists
Oshkosh, WI
Eden, WI
Lora Vahlsing
Madison, WI
Xizhou Xie
Brooklyn, NY
Shiloah Coley
Green Bay, WI
Lisa Wicka
Elizabeth Kazda
2021 Artists
2021 Art is Her Artists
Appleton, wi
Abby Gammons
Appleton, wi
Nikki Johnson
milwaukee, wi
Phoenix Brown
Milwaukee, wi
Maria Alfaro
Hmong Story Cloths
2020 Artists
2020 Art is Her Artists
Amy Carani
appleton, WI
Willow Bayer
madison, WI
fond du lac, WI
Mel Kolstad
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Stats to think about:

  • Nearly half (45.8%) of visual artists in the United States are women; on average, they earn 74¢ for every dollar made by male artists. —National Endowment for the Arts 2019
  • A data survey of permanent collections by the 18 most prominent art museums in the U.S. found that out of over 10,000 artists represented, 87% are male and 85% are white. —Public Library of Science 2019
  • In a study of 820,000 exhibitions across the public and commercial sectors in 2018, only one third were by women artists. —The Art Newspaper 2019
  • Only 13.7% of living artists represented by galleries in Europe and North America are women. —artnet News