Fifth Year Scholar Lauren Valley Launches “Electric Women,” A New Platform to Highlight Women of Color in the Digital Art Space

Posted on May 4, 2018

In the world of digital art, women of color are largely underrepresented. “Electric Women,” a new online platform from fifth-year scholar Lauren Valley aims to change that. “Electric Women” highlights the work of women of color in the digital arts space through a collection of profiles that showcase the work of these accomplished artists.

A 2017 study conducted by The City University of New York, Guttman College, notes that in New York City, women of color made up less than six percent of artists represented by top galleries.

“Electric Women” features work from the following artists at the cutting-edge of art, science, technology, and social practice:

Alisha B Wormsley, Allison Maria Rodriguez, Anna Luisa Petrisko, Bonnie Jones, Emilia Yang, Gaby Cepeda, Hackers of Resistance, Hiba Ali, Hyphen-Labs, Ingrid Zhuang, Jennifer Chan, Joanna Cheung, Joy Poulard Cruz, Julieta Gil, Laleh Mehran, Lauren McCarthy, Legacy Russell, Lisa Park, Mary Maggic, Morehshin Allahyari, Nicole Maloof, Peiqi Su, Sarah Groff Hennigh-Palermo, Sixing Xu, Tale of Tales, Tamiko Thiel, Tonia Beglari, Wednesday Kim, Yo-Yo Lin, Yuehao Jiang.

Genres of art represented range from 3-D printing and virtual reality to robotic installation and bio-hacking.

“As a woman of color, it’s easy to forget that a lot of our experiences and frustrations are shared,” notes Valley. “Through this website, I hope to not only spark conversations around inclusion but to push for diversity in art spaces, online and off.”

Artists interested in being highlighted can submit their work here.