Gender and Art

05.12.2009 / Miscellaneous

Is the online art world skewed more toward males or females? What about the “real world” art scene? Lisa, Kelly and Will weigh in on the topic [special note: Pay no attention to Will; he had too many popsicles when we filmed].

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  • Hahaha, plus they can breath underwater, like way longer! See this is why Men are nixed out, we are way too silly. I really do think that there are a lot of women in the art blogs, but it’s mostly because of their taste. I think women have better taste in hand crafted goods and interior design than most men do. It’s like saying, is there only male line-backers? Hah!

  • I’d love to see a part two on this, talking about whether you think your gender influences your art, whether strongly or subtly– if there are feminine and masculine characteristics to what you make, etc.

    Will greatly entertained me on this one!

  • oh my GOD, favorite episode yet!! this is so awesome. :)

  • LOVE this dialogue! You gotta LOVE Will… he is hilarious!

  • Very hilarious :).

    Maybe art and humour would make a good Dialogue?

  • Will is dope.

  • Great Dialogue video, really interesting topic. The thing is if you’d ask me to name a few artists, illustrators, photographers, … Most names will be male… I think we’ve just come a long way, but I think towards the future it will be evened out.

    Oh and Will was hilarious…


  • ha, thanks all— so glad you’re enjoying the series. ha. will pushed the dork button so many times in his footage.

    love that guy.

  • This is great! And I also think it’s great that the online art/design world is so Pro Women! Why not? We rock, and its great that we’ve harnessed this medium to tell everyone.

    However, I would like to start designing some more gender neutral art. My recycled bead/sterling silver designs are geared toward women, obviously because it’s jewelry, but I’ve had men shop my designs too. It impresses me when this has happened, that these men see something different than I did in the creating process. It’s inspired me to consider making a men’s line now too!

  • I think Will is hilarious and it’s interesting to me that Lisa, Kelly and Erin took a more serious approach. Very telling. I think women, as a whole, more readily recognize the inequalities that exist around them. At my “day job” (very male dominated) it’s almost ridiculous how often women are underestimated or otherwise left out of decision making or problem solving/brainstorming sessions. I got a weird compliment the other day and it’s going on a T-Shirt I swear: “Wow, you follow directions really well !” um—thanks?
    It just make me work harder, and be better so that I can carve out my own business and make my own rules.

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