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DePaul University
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feminism, art, history, women, artists, twentieth century, Chicago, United States, Europe, collectives, cooperatives, activism, digital, mapping, gender, representation
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About Me

Joanna Gardner-Huggett is an Associate Professor and Chair of History of Art and Architecture where she teaches courses on twentieth-century art and feminist theory. Gardner-Huggett’s research focuses on the intersection between feminism and arts activism and has been published in the journals British Art Journal, Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies, Historical Geography, and Woman’s Art Journal. Her most recent scholarship explores the history of the painter Julia Thecla (1896-1973), the Guerrilla Girls, the Feminist Art Workers, and the origins of the women artists’ cooperatives Artemisia Gallery in Chicago (1973-2003) and ARC (1973-present).

Recent Publications

2017  “Extrapolating Influence: the Challenge of Mapping the History of ARC and Artemisia Galleries,” Historical Geography 45: 37-65.

“Introduction to the Special Issue: Spatial Art History in the Digital Realm,” with Susan Gagliardi, Historical Geography 45: 17-36.

2016 “Strategies of Artistic Survival: Julia Thecla’s (1896-1973) Science Fictions of the 1960s,” in Transitional Generations: American Women Artists, 1935-1965, eds. Helen Langa and Paula Wisotzki (London: Ashgate Press), 109-124.

2014 “Women in Action! Feminist Art Networks in Chicago 1970-1980,” in Support Networks, Chicago Social Practice History Series, eds. Mary Jane Jacobs (Chicago: University of Chicago Press), 51-58.

2012  “Artemisia Challenges the Elders: Creating a Feminist Community.” Frontiers: a Journal of Women’s Studies 33, 2: 55-75. A special issue dedicated to feminist art in the United States produced outside of New York and Los Angeles, edited by Michelle Moravec.

“The Feminist Roots of the Guerrilla’s Girls’ ‘Creative Complaining’,” exhibition essay for Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Art World and Beyond. Columbia College: Chicago, 23-25, 30.

“Hitting the Trail for the ERA: Feminist Art Workers at Artemisia Gallery,” in Feminist Art Workers a History, eds. Cheri Gaulke and Laurel Klick. Los Angeles: Otis College of Art and Design, 132-133.

2011  “The Women Artists’ Cooperative Space as a Site for Social Change: Artemisia Gallery, Chicago (1973-79)” in Entering the Picture: Judy Chicago, the Feminist Art Program, and the Collective Visions of Women Artists, edited by Jill Fields, Routledge, 171-183. Revised version of article published in Social Justice (2007).

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United Kingdom, United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Gender, Local & Regional, Urban History, Women