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Art @ the WRC

Art Exhibitions at the Women's Resources Center

Art Exhibitions @ the WRC

The art exhibitions held monthly at the Women’s Resources Center feature work by student artists on campus that explore issues related to gender, sexuality, and feminism.

Current Exhibit

A Message Is My Medium: Dispatches from the Female Power Project. 

Announcing an exhibition of the ever-expanding perSISTERS series of digital original prints by Leda Black. Using words and images together, these colorful and powerful works celebrate the transformative powers of courageous and defiant women.

Artist Statement:

Leda Black, Creatrix
The Female Power Project 
 

Originally from New Mexico, Leda Black moved to the Washington, DC area from Upstate New York in 2010. She studied philosophy as an undergraduate and trained in the book arts in graduate school. She operated a letterpress printing and graphic design studio after graduation and has since worked as a print and web designer, concentrating on fine typography. She has been working with computer graphics and photographic imagery since the 1980’s. Since 2014 she has been producing digital original prints and has lately been working with collage, assemblage, and embroidery. She publishes artists books under the imprint of Palabra Press.

Black has been creating a multi-faceted series of objects and writings called the Female Power Project since late 2015. At the beginning of 2017 she began making digital prints promoting the active powers of courageous and defiant women. She sells her work at events and street festivals around the Washington, DC area, where the interactions she has with the public form a social practice component to the work. She writes about the work in a blog on her website, LedaBlack.com. She also documents her process on Instagram at @LedaBlackArtist.

 

Submitting an Exhibit

The Women’s Resources Center hosts art exhibitions throughout the year, and we're anxious to exhibit your work! We take work of all media, but prefer those that would be most easily exhibited at the WRC (such as medium-sized paintings, textile work, photography, etc.). Special consideration will be given to exhibits featuring intersectional representations, or explore women's history. This should not preclude anyone from submitting. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Submit Applications to Exhibit at the WRC HERE

If you have any questions, please email womenscenter@illinois.edu with the subject line “ATTN: Art Exhibition” or phone at 217.333.3137.