Confronting the Canvas: Women of Abstraction

Episode 42: The current state of abstraction of the female artist working in New York.  The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville presents Confronting the Canvas: Women of Abstraction, an exhibition that features over thirty works by six contemporary artists and that will run until September 4, 2016.  Brooke talked with Assistant Curator Jaime DeSimone about how Confronting the Canvas not only showcases women at the forefront of today’s New York art scene, but also provides insight into the work of women from previous periods, whose art was often overshadowed by that of their male counterparts.


leading, 2015.
Oil on canvas, 84 x 84 inches.
Courtesy of the artist.

don’t back down, 2015.
Oil on canvas, 66 x 66 inches.
Courtesy of the artist


Brass Instrument, 2015.
Acrylic and polymers on panel, 60 x 60 inches.
Courtesy of Berry Campbell Gallery.

Profile (Yellow Yuskavage), 2015.
Oil and mica on linen, 106 x 79 inches. John and Sally Van Doren.
Featured Image:
Abstraction Repulsion, 2014.
Oil and acrylic on canvas, 78 x 40 inches. Hort Family Collection.
Photo courtesy of CANADA. Photo by Jason Mandella.



  1. Enjoyed listening to your podcast. I am a female abstract painter with a studio practice in Washington, D. C.using many of the techniques and processes mentioned. My paintings range in size up to 9 feet. I would welcome an opportunity to introduce my work to you. Please inform me how I can forward representative images and support material. Thank-you in advance.

    1. Hi Rosetta. Thanks so much! I’d love to have you on. I just friended you on Facebook. We’ll set up a chat….b

      1. Brooke, Thanks for your immediate reply. I would welcome an opportunity to dialogue and send you representative samples of my work along with galleries and venues for reference. My Studio No: 202-803-2072;

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