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This specially curated new show titled ‘The Divine’ by HOFA Gallery will exhibit twelve renowned female artists worldwide for Women’s History Month. The exhibition aims to highlight and address the lack of female artist representation both historically and contemporarily.

Homme 249, Loribelle Spirovski, 2020, Oil, acrylic and enamel on polyester (122 x 92 cm) on The Table Read
Homme 249, Loribelle Spirovski, 2020, Oil, acrylic and enamel on polyester (122 x 92 cm)

The Divine

HOFA Gallery are set to premiere an all-female group exhibition titled ‘The Divine’ for Women’s History Month (March) launching on International Women’s Day (8 March 2022). The show will run for two weeks until 22 March 2022 and is open to the public daily. 

The new exhibition, which features twelve international women artists from twelve different countries, aims to bring a stronger focus to the lack of female artist representation within a contemporary gallery setting and celebrate historical contributions by female artists to the art industry. 

Simonida Pavicevic

HOFA co-founder and curator Simonida Pavicevic says, that “To understand why female artists remain underrepresented in major exhibitions, we must look to history. Scholars argue whether art historians should completely eradicate the Old Masters’ idea to pave the way for more research into female artists from the same time. Is there enough female representation to establish current artists in the future art historical canon? Most would say the answer is still no.’”

She adds that, “Representation of women artists in the art industry could easily change if females are given more exposure. To readdress history and the contemporary problem we must find a solution, and this is quite simple – we need to facilitate more female lead group and solo exhibitions actively.” 

HOFA Co-founder and ‘The Divine’ curator Simonida Pavicevic standing in front of Camille Hannah on The Table Read
HOFA Co-founder and ‘The Divine’ curator Simonida Pavicevic standing in front of Camille Hannah

Pavicevic sums up, “We hope ‘The Divine’ will go some way to achieving this aim, by inviting these twelve hugely talented women to take centre stage at our new HOFA exhibition in March.”

Representation of Women In Art

HOFA Gallery has always strived to promote female artists equally, representing on average more than most global fine art galleries; this year, female artists will present alone over 50% of HOFA’s solo and group shows.

By contrast, a study of 3,050 galleries on the Artsy database found that 48% represent 25% or fewer women artists; 10% represent no women artists; only 8% represent more women than men (Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report 2019).    

Highlights from the show will include Korean artist lhwa Kim’s White Portraits, some of her most iconic pieces. Kim’s mesmeric paper compositions have won her four- major awards including, ‘The Grand Art Prize’, ‘MANIF Seoul 1999 Excellence Award’  and ‘The 16th Grand Art Exhibition of Korea’. 

Australian artist Loribelle’s Spirovski critically-acclaimed  Homme  series will also showcase in the exhibition.  Her portraits compose of various abstracted elements which come together with highly sophisticated figurative forms.

Russian artist Katya Zvereva’s Untitled (2020) will be on display and is one of her most monumental works, immersing the viewer and drawing them closer into the picture plane.

Self Portrait, Ilhwa Kim, 2021, Hand dyed hanji paper (119 x 93 x 15 cm) on The Table Read
Self Portrait, Ilhwa Kim, 2021, Hand dyed hanji paper (119 x 93 x 15 cm)

The twelve female participating artists are; Ilhwa Kim,  Mary Ronayne, Loribelle Spirovski,  Katya ZverevaLaura Limbourg,  Romina Ressia,  Cynthia Sah,  Camille Hannah,  Wang Ziling,  Lucile Gauvain,  Lise Stoufflet  &  Emmanuelle Rybojad

About House Of Fine Art

HOFA Gallery (House of Fine Art) specializes in contemporary art by established and emerging international artists. HOFA is determined to feature a multitude of artistic disciplines with an intent focus on exceptional talent, diversity and cultural relevance.

Dedicated to supporting rare talent and making their work globally accessible, the gallery works closely with all of its artists to ensure the highest level of excellence and integrity across its locations in London, Los Angeles and Mykonos.

With a unique selection of highly collectable artworks of appreciative value and an uncompromising dedication to art world innovation, the gallery is committed to its mission in cultural leadership. Using new technologies and digital innovations, HOFA pledges an accessible entry point to the market and inclusivity to art collectors on all levels.

House of Fine Art (HOFA)

11 Bruton Street, Mayfair

London W1J 6PY

United Kingdom www.thehouseoffineart.com

‘The Divine’ launches on International Women’s will run for 2 weeks from 8 March – 22 March, 2022  

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