5 {Women} Artists

While creativity is gender blind, we applaud The Brooklyn Museum and i-D magazine for their support of women who create art, women who design change.

As women entrepreneurs, we are continually inspired by the creativity of change. To demonstrate this point, we selected five women artists whose work considers our experience. Over the next week, we’ll be celebrating their work on Instagram, and invite you to pay close attention to their incredibly nuanced conversation.

Starting off our series is an artist featured in 40 under 40 at The Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery.

#1. Melanie Bilenker urges us to recognize the exquisite ordinary of everyday. Her portraits are intimate, quiet snapshots. As finely crafted mementoes from life about life, they teach us to value mindfulness. Thank you Melanie for suggesting we slow down, savor the moment. 

View more of Melanie's work on her website

  Brooch   (2006)    Materials: Gold, sterling silver, boxwood, epoxy resin, pigment, hair .   (Photo: K. Yanoviak)

Brooch (2006)  Materials: Gold, sterling silver, boxwood, epoxy resin, pigment, hair.  (Photo: K. Yanoviak)

From the artist:

“In much the same way as Victorians, I secure my memories through photographic images rendered in lines of my own hair, the physical remnants. I do not reproduce events, but quiet minutes, the mundane, the domestic, the ordinary moments.”