The Craft Council of BC is joining the #5WomenArtists movement, started by the National Museum of Women in the Arts, once more in March. This campaign calls attention to the fact that women have not been treated equally in the art world, and today they remain dramatically underrepresented and undervalued in museums, galleries, and auction houses.
We are featuring some of the talented women in craft – follow us on Instagram where these artists will be taking over to share a glimpse of their practice, and everyday activities. Can you name 5 women artists?
Meet Michelle Bourget Morales – a Mexican visual artist that references feminism, gender,
and the exoticism of the other through sculpture and painting. Michelle constructs artifacts and
objects, that through materiality and aesthetics, create a sense of urgency in the observer with
the aim of arousing a visual experience that entices the observer to feel, self reflect, and understand the abjection of gender, class, and cultural paradigms.
Currently residing in the unceded territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam Nations (Greater Vancouver, BC), Michelle’s artistic practice examines the paradoxes of an elitist patriarchal cosmopolitan through the creation of culture. Her body of work analyzes the notions of seduction with the use of rich colours and materials, creating clusters that become stimulating and recognizable at first contact and will allow the observer to introspectively examine concepts of systemic rituals and policing along with high-low culture.
Follow Michelle on Instagram: @bourgetmichelle