Congrats to our
Her Art Here winners
Her Art Here, a first-of-its-kind contest, was designed to find and uplift underrepresented women artists by providing them with a chance to have their work painted on a canvas like no other — a Boeing 757 plane.
While 51% of today's artists are women, less than 13% of art on display in museums is by women artists according to The National Museum of Women in the Arts. Having their designs painted on a plane (roughly 3,666 times larger than the typical 18’ x 24’ canvas) provides these women with a traveling canvas that flies on average 1.6 million miles a year and 476 cross-country trips. Their art will take flight this fall.
Tsungwei grew up in Taipei, Taiwan before emigrating to San Francisco, California. For the past seven years she has served as an artist in residence at Yosemite National Park. Focused on ceramics, printmaking and painting, her art is an expression of the wonders of nature and humanity.
Artist website: http://www.moogallery.com/
“I believe creating and appreciating art should not be defined by gender and cultural differences. As an emerging immigrant female artist, winning Her Art Here gives me a great platform to let the world see my art. 14 years ago, I arrived in the United States on a United Airlines flight to follow my dreams and to be an artist, so it is truly surreal to have won this contest.”
Congratulations to our California finalists, Lila A. and Laci J. Their personal art will be on display in our clubs and lounges this summer through the end of 2019.
Los Angeles resident, Lila A., is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of design and freelance illustrator. Her illustrations and cartoons regularly appear in The New Yorker.Lila finds inspiration everyday from current events to the diverse nature of California to her pets.
Artist website: http://www.lilaash.com/
Creating art for underrepresented voices, specifically women and people of color, is something you will always see rooted in the work of Los Angeles resident, Laci J. She is inspired by doing the unbelievable and wants to use this opportunity to show young girls that anything is possible.
Artist website: http://www.solacilike.com/
Corinne is a New Jersey native, studying illustration at Ringling College of Art and Design. Her design is a tribute to her home region, and hopes it serves as an example to young girls around the world who are interested in a career in the arts that anything is possible.
Artist website: http://corinneantonelli.com/
“Winning the Her Art Here contest means the world to me. When I was a young girl I had many artists I looked up to and felt inspired by and now I have the opportunity to become a role model for other young girls looking to pursue a career in the arts. It feels amazing being selected as the winner from the New York and New Jersey region – I’ve lived in New Jersey my entire life and have fallen in love with the state.”
Congratulations to our New York/New Jersey finalists, Pamela E.A. and Julie W. Their personal art will be on display in our clubs and lounges this summer through the end of 2019.
Pamela E.A. is living and studying product design in New York City. She loves to explore the world and when traveling, her photography focuses on women indigenous to the location with the purpose of giving them power and teaching others about their culture and beliefs.
Artist website: https://pamelaea.myportfolio.com/illustration
Simply put, Julie W. wants to make the world a more beautiful place. From architecture to parks to people she sees on the street, inspiration is everywhere for Julie in New York City. When she's flying back to NYC, she always tries to get a window seat so she can see the skyline, which serves as a beacon, a sign that she's arrived home.
Artist website: http://juliewinegard.com/
Thank you to all those who voted and participated in our Her Art Here contest, and congrats to our winners, Tsungwei and Corinne. We look forward to seeing your art in the sky!