New Women’s Work

Reimagining “feminine” craft in contemporary art
By Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy


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About New Women’s Work

A celebration of contemporary women artists from around the globe who are transforming what it means to make craft.

‘Women’s work’ has historically been relegated to the domestic – absent from galleries and discussions of ‘art’. From cross-stitching and quilts to baskets and decorative ceramics, women have spent centuries creating masterful crafts without recognition from the historians and institutions that determine whose names are remembered and whose work is celebrated.

This book explores these art forms, focusing on ten areas traditionally labelled as ‘feminine’. Featuring 38 artists from around the world, Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy examines the traditions these artists work with and the boundaries they’re breaking. Through stories of family, migration, gender, and what it means to be a craftsperson, New Women’s Work considers the future of the feminine in the arts.

Book details

Publication date
September 2024 ()
October 2024 (US)
October 2024 (UK)
280 mm × 220 mm
328 pages

About the author

Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy is a curator and writer of contemporary art and craft advocating for underrepresented communities, stories, materials, and approaches. She has curated and juried exhibitions across the United States, including at the Crocker Art Museum, CA; Mindy Solomon Gallery, FL; Center for Craft, NC; the Honolulu Downtown Art Center, HI; Collar Works, NY; Jane Hartsook Gallery, NY; and at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), NY, where she most recently served as Assistant Curator. Vizcarrondo-Laboy has written for multiple exhibition catalogues and publications such as Cultured, American Craft magazine, and the Journal of Modern Craft. She is the creator and co-host of the Clay in Color podcast. Vizcarrondo-Laboy holds a BA in Art History from the University of Florida and an MA from the Bard Graduate Center, NY, in Decorative Arts, Design History, & Material Culture. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico.