Lily Kemp - Out to Dry, 2020 (detail)

Lily Kemp

March 6, 2013

Lily Kemp is a British artist whose paintings explore how women, in particular women of color, are represented in visual culture and within art history. Critical of the hyper-sexualization of the female body in the media and the female nude within art history, she offers an alternate gaze to the traditional cis male-centered gaze.

Featured image: Lily Kemp - Out to Dry, 2020 (detail). Acrylic on Canvas. 48 × 72 in. 122 × 183 cm. This is a unique work. Photo courtesy Maddox Gallery