Amy Chaiklin “a woman artist, painting empowering images of women from the female gaze”

Amy Chaiklin “a woman artist, painting empowering images of women from the female gaze”

Amy Chaiklin states “I am a lady artist, portray empowering pictures of girls from the woman gaze.” She explores femininity with evocative illustrations or photos of mythical and contemporary goddesses. Her latest collection of present-day goddesses portraits started in 2017 titled “Cultured Pearls Portraits.” Jointly this team of 150 portraits develop a visible documentation of up to date girls curators and artists.

Chaiklin’s “Cultured Pearls Portraits” (Remaining to Right) Michele Pred (2021), Mickalene Thomas (2020) and Tracey Emin (2021).

Her journey is charming and her universe both equally joyful and socially engaged. Amy Chaiklin has worked and lived both in Europe, where by she studied with Elaine de Kooning, and New York that she calls house. Her do the job has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions, is existing in many public art collections and she is a receiver of quite a few awards, grants, fellowships and artist residencies.

Amy Chaiklin’s portray “Cultured Pearls Portraits: Artists Guerrillla Girls” will be element of the future exhibition Feminist Join on check out from March 4 – 31, 2022 at Charles Adam Studio Task, a non-financial gain arts group launched by gallerist Mr. Charles Adams and located in Lubbock, Texas.

Chaiklin’s Cultured Pearls portrait Guerrilla Women (2019) and Announcement for Feminist Link exhibition.


What sparked your curiosity for the arts and to turn into an artist? All my everyday living have been drawings and painting. I love hues.  

Amy Chaiklin’s paintings Remaining to Appropriate Goddess Flora (2007) and Goddess Isis (2013)

You were being a student of Elaine de Kooning. What did you discover  from her? 

Elaine de Kooning was my drawing teacher durning the Summer time of 1976 in Paris, France when I examined with the New York Studio University. In her course we drew with charcoal sticks on paper from reside designs. Ms. de Kooning was extremely interested in training us the worth of the line gesture, even the erased line, as she considered the pentimento of the erased line included depth to the drawing.

From Remaining to Ideal, Chaiklin’s “Cultured Pearls Portraits: Artists Elaine de Kooning (2019), Kiki Kogelnik (2019), and Emma Amos (2018)

How substantially of oneself does your operate reveal? 

My get the job done reveals a good offer of myself.

I am a female artist painting empowering images of gals from the woman gaze. 

Amy Chaiklin

Amy Chaiklin’s “Femme Power Goddess” paintings from Remaining to Suitable: She Releases Butterflies for Planet Therapeutic (2020), She Spreads Her Wings of Like (2020), and Femme Energy #2 (2020)

Can you share about your latest project Cultured Pearl Portraits? what is your procedure and how do you decide the  women in the collection? 

My ’Cultured Pearls Portraits’ painting challenge (2017-ongoing) is composed of far more than 150 portraits that honor the sisterhood of artists and curators that have inspired, affected, and supported my function. Just about every portrait is a present of appreciation. With each other these portraits are a visual documentation of the assorted up to date women of all ages artists and curators working these days, and all those that have come before us to lead the way.
The portraits are sources from pictures that I have taken of every single girl or posted on social media. It is vital for me to paint my perception of every single artist’s and curator’s essence by honoring their individual stance, specific hairstyles, and style alternatives. I draw every lady with her eyes dealing with ahead as they each individual seem specifically out at the earth.

From Left to Right, Chaiklin’s “Cultured Pearls Portraits: Artists Firelei Baez (2019) and Betty Tompkins (2020), and Studio Museum in Harlem Director and Main Curator Thelma Golden (2019)

Can you share some of the best activities, the achievements you are the most proud of ? 

I have been portray on the topic of woman empowerment and sensuality for 40 a long time. For the previous 27 a long time I have been a training artist whilst also remaining a mother.

Chaiklin’s Self-Portrait Portray (1991), Superwoman (1996), and Cultured Pearls Self Portrait (2020)

What are your current/impending assignments?  

Firstly I would like to thank Laurence de Valmy for interviewing me and publishing this job interview with photos of my artworks in the Curious Frenchy Website.

I also take pleasure in my recent chances to speak about my get the job done. On February 17, 2022, I presented a digital communicate on my 40+ yrs art career of painting photos expressing woman sensuality and empowerment for the members of Significantly less Than 50 % The Photo Salon hosted by Hall W. Rockefeller. The subsequent working day on February 18, 2022, the artwork historian Bernadine Franco invited me to converse about two of my painting in her lecture titled “When Women Artist are the Picture Maker of the Woman Nude” that was supplied in man or woman at The New Britain Museum of American Art. Opening in March for Women’s Heritage month, my get the job done is incorporated in the ‘Feminist Connect’ group exhibition that will be on check out from March 4 – 31, 2022 at Charles Adam Studio Challenge, located in Lubbock, Texas.

Chaiklin’s “Cultured Pearls Portraits” (Still left to Correct) Artists:Laurence de Valmy (2021) and Artwork Historian Bernadine Franco (2021)

What is your dream challenge? 

To collaborate with an art historian and/or curator(s) on a solo exhibition of my get the job done with a printed monograph organized by an art museum or art establishment. 

To know extra :

Examine out the artist’s internet site Amy Chaiklin or Instagram @amychaiklin.

Listen to her job interview on the podcast Outside of the paint

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