Gender Bias - Kingston Women Artists (OKWA) Exhibition

October 10 to November 4, 2018
Community Exhibition Gallery

Kingston Women Artists take on Gender Bias


The October Exhibition of the Kingston Women Artists (OKWA) is taking on gender bias.

The Organization has put the work of professional women artists front and centre in our community for over 25 years. But this is a moment when women's voices are finally being heard, in art, as well as politics and film. 

The term, gender bias is thrown around a lot these days, What it means is there is a vast gender imbalance, favoring men over women, in museum exhibitions, prices, gallery representation and press coverage for women artists.

Ironically, the exhibition at the Tett Centre will demonstrate gender bias on OKWA's part, showing work just by women, But this year each artist was  asked to explain whether or not feminism had influenced her work. 

"Our conclusion is that showing work by women exclusively is a way to get right at the heart of the stereotype that there's just not enough good work by women," says Janice Pen, the director of a NYC gallery

 Some curators and dealers pointedly suggest that under recognized women artists represent a buying opportunity. At least a dozen major galleries and museums in the States and Canada are featuring women themed surveys in places like London, New York, Miami and L.A. 


The show runs from October 10th to November 4th in the Tett Gallery.

Hours are Tuesdays to Sunday 12pm - 5pm

Tett Centre, 370 King St West, Kingston.

The Opening Reception is October 14th, from 2-4pm.