Women in Art

This month, we are excited to be featuring women artists from a variety of disciplines. These innovative creators are shaking up their fields and empowering young women to find their artistic voices. Check out what they have to say about women and leadership, and be sure to check out their work!

Dominique Christina

Dominique Christina is an award-winning writer, performer, educator, and activist. She holds five national poetry slam titles in four years, including the 2014 & 2012 Women of the World Slam Champion and 2011 National Poetry Slam Champion. Her work is greatly influenced by her family's legacy in the Civil Rights Movement and by the idea […]

Colleen Thomas

Colleen Thomas is the artistic director of Colleen Thomas Dance and co-director for Bill Young/Colleen Thomas. Thomas has performed both nationally and internationally with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Bebe Miller Company, Nina Wiener Dance Company, and Donald Byrd/The Group. Thomas' choreographic works have been performed in Brazil, Estonia, Hong Kong, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, […]

Purvi Shah

Purvi Shah inspires change through her work as a non-profit and media consultant, anti-violence advocate, and writer. In 2008, she won the inaugural SONY South Asian Social Service Excellence Award for her leadership fighting violence against women while Executive Director at Sakhi for South Asian Women. During the 10th anniversary of 9/11, she directed Together […]

Cauleen Smith

Cauleen Smith is a an interdisciplinary artist whose work reflects upon the everyday possibilities of the imagination. Though operating in multiple materials and arenas, Smith roots her work firmly within the discourse of mid-twentieth century experimental film. Drawing from structuralism, third world cinema, and science fiction, Smith makes things that deploy the tactics of these […]