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Gender Bias and the Art World, a panel discussion at The Hospital Club

Gender Bias and the Art World, a panel discussion at The Hospital Club taking place on April 7th will be moderated by Susan Mumford, Founder and CEO of AWAD, The Association of Women Art Dealers, and produced by Mashonda Tifrere, founder of Art LeadHER. The panel will discuss women in art and what it means to be a working female artist in today’s art market. It will also explore enduring gender bias in the viewing of art, and what women-only and gender-conscious initiatives can do to address it head on.

The panel discussion coincides with the opening of Underneath, a collaboration between ArtleadHER and Lawrence Alkin Gallery in Soho. The female-only show features 11 thought-provoking artists working within a wide variety of medium and styles including Swoon, Kit King, Ingrid Baars, Delphine Diallo, Elizabeth Waggett, Meredith Marsone, Lucy Sparrow, Zoe Grace, Teresa Duck, Abi Whitlock and Juliette Clovis. The show is open to the public from Friday 7th April – Saturday 6th May.

In addition to a panel discussion, there will be a Q&A session and opportunities to network.

Join the conversation #ArtLeadHER.

Doors 6.30pm for 7pm start.

Produced by Mashonda Tifrere, Founder of ArtLeadHER, panelists include:

Elizabeth WaggettTwitter | Instagram

Elizabeth Waggett is a British artist and designer currently residing and maintaining full time studio practice in New York City. Eminently modern and free spirited, Elizabeth’s artwork focuses on the confusion of today’s modern society.  She challenges the viewer to confront the relationship between humanity’s preconceived notions of value and worth in our consumable world.

Zoe GraceTwitter | Instagram

Zoe Grace defines herself as an opportunistic artist, finding street signs and modifying them to contain statements intended to spread messages of hope and positivity. This theme continues in her exhibited 3D neon and light pieces, which are owned by a number of celebrities including Johnny Lee Miller, Sadie Frost, Liam Gallagher and Daisy Lowe. London-based, Zoe was recently commissioned to create several installation pieces for the iTunes Music Festival in LA.

Delphine DialloFacebook | Instagram

Delphine Diallo is a French and Senegalese photographer based in New York City. In 1999, Delphine graduated from the Académie Charpentier School of Visual Art in Paris. In 2008, she moved to New York to pursue a career as a fine artist and quickly developed a style that juxtaposes reality with imaginary consciousness, fashion with documentary, and tradition with modernity.

Mashonda Tifrere | Twitter | Instagram

Mashonda is the founder of Art LeadHER, a platform celebrating women in the art world and encouraging young women pursuing careers in the visual arts through events and arts education. Art LeadHER encourages camaraderie among female art connoisseurs, buyers and collectors. By pairing underexposed female artists with their established contemporaries, artists are given the opportunity to learn, collaborate and grow.

Susan Mumford | Twitter

Susan Mumford is a game-changer in the 21st Century art world. While running a gallery in Soho, she founded the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD), a non-profit trade network with London, New York and virtual chapters, with members dotted around the globe. AWAD’s mission is to facilitate business and collaborations between and for women art dealers. She is also founder of social enterprise Be Smart About Art, which helps art world professionals thrive in a changing industry. In late 2015, her first book was published: Art is your life. Make it your living.

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