15 Badass Art World Heroines Over 70 Years Old

They came. They created. They conquered.

The following 15 women defeated the odds, inscribing their names in art history and forever changing its course. And what’s crazier is the fact that they kept doing it, over and over again, probably for longer than you’ve been alive. Behold, the art world heroines who inspire us more than we can accurately express. Also, they’re all working and exhibiting at over 70 years old. Because, as Judy Chicago aptly explained to us, “Artists don’t retire.”

1. Joan Jonas “Video has provided a way for me to represent layers of thought, to place one perception against another.”


Joan Jonas, dOCUMENTA 13, photo credit Maria Ruhling

Medium: Video and performance
Style: Dreamlike conceptualism
Birthday: 1936
Superpower: Jonas was one of the early pioneers of video art in the

Article source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/08/female-artists-over-70_n_6424730.html

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