The increasing prominence of women artists deeply influenced Collier Schorr during her time at the School of Visual Arts (1981-85):
“I feel privileged to have gone to school at a time when women artists were key figures.” She goes on to mention Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Sarah Charlesworth, Sherrie Levine, Louise Lawler, Mary Kelly, Adrian Piper and Trinh T. Minh Ha as influential artists for her working in the feminist tradition. “It was very empowering to be at panel discussions, and most of the participants were women. In fact, it was something I soon took for granted. Watching Carol Squiers and Richard Prince, who essentially agreed with one another, argue about the cover of Mademoiselle was as MTV as the art world got. Feminism was what drew me into art making – the idea that one could take a politic and blow it up and shout an opinion into the white cube. For me, it was a continuation of the education I received reading my mother’s Ms. magazines.”
Artforum. October, 2003. p. 145.
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