(en) Gendered (in) Equity-The Gallery Poster Project

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Cara Despain’s poster representing the total percentage of female artists from galleries tallied in L.A. and N.Y © Courtesy of the Artist and ForYourArt
"LMAK" 24"X36" © Megan Flanders
(en) Gendered (in) Equity-The Gallery Poster Project
Curated by: Micol Hebron

6020 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
March 29th, 2014 - April 25th, 2014
Opening: March 29th, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tues. - Sat., 11am - 5pm


ForYourArt announces an exhibition of Los Angeles-based artist Micol Hebron’s collaborative poster project (en)Gendered (in)Equity: The Gallery Tally Poster Project at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. March 29–April 25, 2014.

Timed to open during Women’s History Month, the exhibition will feature over 300 posters, each created by a different artist, representing the gender ratios at Los Angeles and New York art galleries.

(en)Gendered (in)Equity or “Gallery Tally” is a crowd-sourced, social engagement art project in which over 360 artists from around the world have joined the effort to collect and visualize statistical data regarding ratios of male and female artists in contemporary art galleries. Artists were invited to make one poster for each gallery, in whatever style or medium they chose. All posters are 24” x 36”.

While it is a common assumption that there is a male-biased imbalance in gender representation in the art world, the data for galleries–the actual numbers of artists–have not been visualized and publicized since the Guerrilla Girls’ efforts in the 1980s. The Gallery Tally follows a strategically collaborative working model that has been common among feminists and activists for decades.

Having started in Los Angeles, the project is now in its second phase, focusing on galleries in New York. Subsequent visualizations will include Berlin, London, Chicago, Santa Fe, Portland, Pittsburg, and other cities. 

Accompanying Programs

March 29 | 6:30pm: A panel during the opening of the exhibition, with artists, collectors, dealers and gallerists focusing on gender inequality in the art world.

Panelists will discuss the politics and finances of gender and race in the gallery world: Why are there still so few women artists represented? Why are there even fewer women artists of color? Why do works by women sell for less than works by men? What can be done to change these ratios? How do you respond to statements like “I don’t look at the gender of an artist, I just look at the work” or “Men are just better at marketing themselves than women are”?  The panel take place during the exhibition opening, which runs from 6-9pm.

April 6 | 9am–4pm: Free Feminist Water! at CicLAvia

In celebration of CicLAvia and in conjunction with the exhibition, ForYourArt and Hebron will host Free Feminist Water!, providing a water station outside 6020 Wilshire Blvd. for bikers to refill their reusable water containers and pick up a sticker featuring one of the 300 posters in (en)Gendered (in)Equity. The water station will be in effect throughout the day and the exhibition will be open at ForYourArt will be open for CicLAvia participants.

April 7 | 1-5pm: Data Collection Party

After collecting data on gender inequality in Los Angeles and New York galleries, the Gallery Tally project is expanding it’s research to include figures on art world representation of people of color and members of the LGBTQ community; and to assess the gender gap in BFA and MFA students, university professors, arts administrators, and more. In the spirit of the Wiki Edit-a-thons, members of the public are invited to participate in a Data Collection Party to add to these important tallies. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop if possible.

April 12 | 2-5pm: Poster Making Workshop

Come make your own (en)Gendered (in)Equity poster. Materials will be supplied, but feel free to bring your own. Your completed poster will be documented to live on as part of the Gallery Tally project and be featured on the tumblr site.   - See more at:

Participating Artists Include Edith Abeyta, Karen Adelman, K Alexy, Safi Alia Shabaik, Ashley Aliprandi, Stephanie Allespach, Caesar Alzate, Melissa Ann Lambert, Mary Anna Pomonis, Jonathan Apgar, Nicholas Arehart, Carmen Argote, Josh Aster, Felicia Baca, Shannon Badiee, Pamela Bailey Lewis, Malado Baldwin, Nancy Bea Miller, Jonas Becker, Jackie Bell, Jacqueline Bell Johnson, Lili Bernard, Andrea Bersaglieri, Monica Beyon, Debra Bianculli, Andrea Bowers, Kristen Bradford, Ashley Bravin, Shaktima Brien, Emily Bukowski, Charity Burnett, Patricia Burns, Xtine Burrough, Kristin Calabrese, Diane Calder, Carolyn Campbell, Michelle Carla Handel, Laura Carlson, Jennifer Celio, Krista Chael, Audrey Chan, Prof Charmaine, Carol Cheh, Sapira Cheuk, Craig Cleveland, Colomba Cruz Elton, Elizabeth Decker, Michael Dee, Corazon Del Sol, Sally Deskins, Cara Despain, Mark Dutcher, Lorien Eck, Ken Ehrlich, Diana-Sofia Estrada, McLean Fahnestock, Krista Feld, Samantha Fields, Megan Flanders, Robert Fontenot, Charmaine, Freesoul Phipps, April Friges, Megan Geckler, Yvette Gellis, Mira Gerard, Nimah Gobir, Alexandra Grant, Kio Griffith, Katie Grip, Anna Gun, McGunn Media, Maya Gurantz, Walt Hall, Kelsey Hart, Clarity Haynes, Micol Hebron, Siobhan Hebron, Tiernan Hebron, Katie Herzog, Robin Hextrum, Davettia Hill, Kate Hoffman, Marc Horowitz, Jenée Jernigan, Denise Johnson, Marjan K Vayghan, Bridget Kane, Annetta Kapon, Hannah Karsen, Niku Kashef, Dawn Kasper, Ellina Kevorkian, Kohl King, Lenka Konapasek, Kate Kretz, Andrea LaHue, Karin Lanzoni, Janne Larsen, Laura Larson, Adam Lee, Elizabeth Leister, Dan Levenson, Karin Lindberg Freda, Susan Lizotte, Sofia Londono, Mara Lonner, Coco Lopez, Kristy Lovich, Rebecca Lowry, Madeline Lucas, Liz Luisada, L Lynnxe, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, Maureen Macomber, Elana Mann, Sarah Manuwal, Leigh McCarthy, Danielle McCullough, Maura McHugh, Matthew McMilon, Christina McPhee, Jason Metcalf, Barbara Milliorn, Lorraine Molina, Bettina Monique, Alex Moore, Oscar Moreno, Katie Murphy, Karyl Newman, Theo Niarchos, Rebecca Niederlander, Mira O’Brien, Julie Orser, Lisa Oxley, Melanie Pak, Claudia Parducci, Carolin Peters, Calvin Phelps, Leslie Pippen, Emily Plewe, Alexander Pohnert, Gala Porras Kim, Jessica Posner, Serena Potter, Lauren Potts, Ali Prosch, Dominic Quagliozzi, Allison Rask, Rebecca Rau, Linda Ravenswood, Ingrid Reeve, Cindy Rehm, Juliana Rico, Christy Roberts, Honey Rococo, Rachelle Rojany, Julie Russo, Liz Rywelski, Shalini Sanjay Patel, Ryley Schlacter, Margie Schnibbe, Evan Senn, Jennifer Seo, Kiki Seror, Roxi Sharif, Molly Shea, Kate Sikorski, A.I. Sine, Susanne Slavick, Rory Sloan, Sydney Snyder, Mariangeles Soto Diaz, Joni Spigler, Madeline Stone, Astri Swendsrud, Hinder Swill, Andrew Thompson, Kelly Thompson, Janice Tieken, Rebecca Trawick, Elizabeth Tremante, Dylan Trumbull, Jessica Tully, Jenzyca Velasquez, Katie Vida, Fernando Villena, Sydney Walters, Susan Weber, Cory Weeks, Annie Wharton, Jessica Wimbley, Goody-B Wiseman, Ginger Wolfe Suarez, Antonia Wright, Casey Wyman, Ladan Yalzadeh, Chie Yamayoshi, Alisa Yang, Meital Yaniv, Meital Yaniv, Austin Young, Ethan Young, and Carrie Yury.

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