“When women found doors closed to them, they opened a space of their own,” says gallery director Kat Griefen. “Now, more than 30 years later, there is still a lot of work to be done, since women have not yet achieved representation equal to men.” She also emphasizes that sales and prices of women’s works are still noticeably lower than men’s. “Accolades are there (for women) but there is no comparison in prices.”
Having staged roughly 700 exhibitions, A.I.R. represents a cross-section of artists in diverse media, including ceramicist Liz Biddle, painter and artist book creator Susan Bee, sculptors Sylvia Netzer and Katsura Okada, and installation artist and photographer Sheila Ross, to name just a few. “We always have fresh work to share. Our mission is to continue to provide leadership and to meet the needs of today’s women artists,” says Griefen.