Laurel O’Gorman

Stepping Back, Looking Forward: Honoring Feminist Vision Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD)
Organized by the Minnesota Chapter of Women’s Caucus for Art (WCAMN)
19 January 2016 to 7 February 2016
Minneapolis, MN

This invitational exhibition highlights recent work by feminist artists who were active in the Twin Cities in the 1970s and 1980s as well as younger artists who self–identify as “third–wave” feminists.

Organized by the Minnesota Chapter of Women’s Caucus for Art (WCAMN) and presented by Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the show imparts how feminism’s legacy influences contemporary perceptions of gender, sexuality, race, equality, and empowerment.

This exhibition is organized as part of the Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover. From January to March 2016 the Takeover will include over thirty arts and cultural organizations in Minneapolis/St. Paul and surrounding cities. From small non–profit art centers to major cultural institutions in the region, these partners will be highlighting gender and race inequalities, taking on stereotypes and hypocrisies, and promoting artistic expression by the often overlooked and underrepresented. Join the collective roar for change.

Artist interview by Michaela Chorn.


Image size: 49.5” x 41.5” x 2.5”
Acrylic on canvas

“Veiled with the magic and mystery of nature, and embraced by the spiritual realm, woman stands ready to step into her divine feminine. Now is her time. Is she ready to lift the veil?”

—Artist statement