11 Provocative Images By Women Artists Exploring Sexuality

by Eleonor Botoman

Consent by Jess De Wahls

British artist Fionn Willson has curated a new exhibit on sexuality and sensuality in the female self-portraiture.

Sirene Self Portrait darkSelf Portrait: Dark by Sookie Sirene

“My Sex, My Self” is comprised of 14 women artists, all hailing from the UK. Wilson’s intention is to create “an exuberant and honest celebration and examination of ourselves as sexual beings, in a world where the expression of sexuality as a woman can still be seen as controversial, threatening or even subversive,” she explains.

Wilson HungerHunger by Fionn Wilson

With this awesome collection of paintings, sculpture, and photography, Fionn, whose work will also be featured in the show, certainly succeeds.  

unnamedThe Honeymoon by Julia Maddison

In the art world, women repeatedly find themselves hyper-sexualized and idealized by the male gaze. This empowering exhibit, created with the help of gallery manager Danielle Bowyer, breaks away from gross, sexist narratives as these female artists reclaim ownership over their bodies through honest self-images of their sexuality.

Halls Gold TeethGold Teeth by Roxana Halls

If you’re in the London area, check this show out at The Ply Gallery at Horsney Town Hall Arts Center. The exhibit will be on display from September 22nd to October 3rd.

Nelson Bedroom NudeBedroom Nude by Wendy Nelson

Lane Blue and gold nudeBlue and Gold Nude by Ruth Lane

Tabitha123: The Battle Between Eris and Eros by Tabitha Knight

Edmunds Self with violinSelf With Violin by Catherine Edmunds

Kashian Al Camino RealAl Camino Real by Anastasia Kashian

Kroll SelfieSelfie by Barbara Kroll

For more information see the poster below: 

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