About the exhibition

Textures of Feminist Perseverance

Please join the artists for the opening reception on February 29, 6-8pm at the James and March 1, 6-8pm at Cuchifritos.

James Gallery CUNY Graduate Center and Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space

On View at the James Gallery: February 15 - June 7, 2024

On View at Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space: March 1 - April 27, 2024

Presented in two venues, Textures of Feminist Perseverance asks how women's daily experiences and contributions are recorded in physical, virtual, and social public spheres. Centering the work of 17 female-identifying artists, this project supports artists who are imagining ways for women to take up the space they are already producing. What might a city honoring women's lived experiences look like? How can the city be a living archive of women's accomplishments in a visual vocabulary that may not already be recognized in the dominant discourse? This work is often achieved through a preoccupation with hands-on and labor-intensive making practices that foreground physical and embodied attentiveness to materials, social gathering, and awareness of time.


Sarah Ahmad

Mimi Biyao Bai

Sonya Blesofsky

Langdon Graves

Sara Jimenez

Martine Kaczynski

Rhea Karam

Amy Khoshbin

Fay Ku

Ani Liu

Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow

Jen Mazza

Deborah Mesa-Pelly

Ashley Minner Jones

Natalie Moore

Ellie Murphy

Dina Weiss

Textures of Feminist Perseverance is conceived and curated by artist Dina Weiss and curator Katherine Carl, Ph.D. (James Gallery Institute for Art, Inquiry & Collaborative Practice, CUNY Graduate Center) and presented in partnership with Jodi Waynberg, Executive Director of Artists Alliance Inc and Director of Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space. Production and installation by LanningSmith.


The exhibition is featured in Hyperallergic Spring 2024 New York Art Guide

Exhibition support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and Amie and Tony James. Additional project support is provided by LES Partnership, Essex Market, and New York City Economic Development Corp.

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