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Riot Grrrls

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago



In a challenge to the boys’ club sensibility that has historically shaped abstract painting, the eight female painters featured in this exhibition, named after the feminist hardcore punk movement that began in the 1990s, achieve mastery, innovation, and chutzpah in their brash and exciting paintings—without seeking external validation. Riot Grrrls presents pioneering painters Mary Heilmann, Charline von Heyl, Judy Ledgerwood, and Joyce Pensato, as well as a younger generation of artists, including Molly Zuckerman-Hartung and Amy Feldman. Read more.

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