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The National Museum of Women in the Arts announces artists featured in biennial exhibition series Women to Watch

Jan 14 2015

Selected artists actively redefine the relationship of women, nature and art.

WASHINGTON—The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is pleased to announce the artists selected for the upcoming exhibition Organic Matters—Women to Watch 2015, on view June 5–Sept. 13, 2015. NMWA’s biennial exhibition series Women to Watch features up-and-coming or underrepresented artists from the states and countries in which the museum has outreach committees. The committees consulted with contemporary art curators in their respective regions to create shortlists of artists who use imagery and materials from the natural world—this year’s theme. NMWA’s curatorial team then selected the artists and their works for inclusion in the spring exhibition.

Organic Matters—Women to Watch 2015 Nominating Committees, Selected Artists and Curators:

Selected Artist: Dawn Holder
Curator: Courtney Taylor, Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas

California (Southern)
Selected Artist: Jennifer Celio
Curator: Corrina Peipon, Hammer Museum

Selected Artist: Andrea Lira
Curator: Soledad García Saavedra, independent curator

Selected Artist: Françoise Pétrovitch
Curator: Julia Garimorth, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Selected Artist: Jiha Moon
Curator: Michael Rooks, High Museum of Art

Selected Artist: Goldschmied & Chiari
Curator: Iolanda Ratti, Museo del Novecento

Greater Kansas City Area
Selected Artist: Lara Shipley
Curator: Catherine Futter, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Selected Artist: Rebecca Hutchinson
Curator: Jen Mergel, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

New Mexico
Selected Artist: Mary Tsiongas
Curator: Lisa Tamiris Becker, UNM Museum of Art

Greater New York Region
Selected Artist: Rachel Sussman
Curators: Christiane Paul, Whitney Museum of Art; Dana Miller, Whitney Museum of Art

Selected Artist: Mimi Kato
Curators: Reto Thüring, Cleveland Museum of Art; Rose Bouthillier, MOCA Cleveland

Selected Artist: Ysabel Lemay
Curator: Virginia Treanor, National Museum of Women in the Arts

United Kingdom
Selected Artist: Polly Morgan
Curator: Lisa Le Feuvre, Henry Moore Institute

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National Museum of Women in the Arts