Artist Resolves To Insert Trans Women Into The Canon Of Art History

October 10, 2014 3:57 PM

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Artist Resolves To Insert Trans Women Into The Canon Of Art History

The history of representation in Western art is unfortunately a pretty narrow one, consisting almost exclusively of white, cis men and women.

Artists like Kehinde Wiley and Mickalene Thomas have retroactively inserted black bodies into the art historical lexicon, thereby widening the range of portraiture's scope. Queens-based artist Janet Bruesselbach is broadening the scope further, through a series of full-length oil portraits depicting...

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