Across auctions, art fairs, and gallery exhibitions at the end of 2022, it became very clear that abstraction was back. Although painting in general will always dominate the art market, for the most part, figurative painting has maintained a greater prominence and captivated much of the general public’s imagination in recent years. However, the tides of 2023 may swing us in the other direction yet again.
In particular, women artists working in abstraction are taking center stage. This renewed attention has revealed the form’s inherent ability to emphasize accounts related to the body and women’s history. Through abstraction, artists are able to viscerally communicate a torrent of emotions that may be stifled in figurative works.
Here, we feature 10 rising women abstractionists to watch.