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"It's not always just the gender, it's the lives women lead and that makes it very difficult to be part of the commercial route…you don't fit the model of the young artist, in my case being deeply immersed in the domestic world raising a family, unable to pursue the things that the artistic model demands."  -Tricia Wright

Pen + Brush, a nearly 123-year-old non-profit focused on creating access to the art world for emerging and mid-career women artists, draws on a deep network of galleries, non-profits, organizations, and associations to support their mission.  The network functions to build a support system that showcases undervalued art by women in order to gain traction within the primary art market to help foster their careers.

Kai and Michael sat down with Janice Sands - Executive Director, Dawn Delikat - Associative Executive Director, and Tricia Wright - Artist at Pen + Brush, in their amazing brand new space at 29 East 22nd St NYC. We covered a range of topics including the rich history of the organization in the support of women in the arts and how it has changed over the years to meet the needs of contemporary artists. We also have a great conversation with Tricia about her work and how she uses lens-based constructs to examine issues of domesticity and how she turned to photography to re-contextualize her installation work.

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© Tricia Wright | Installation Photo © Jeffery Sturges | Click on this image for more work by Tricia Wright

Tricia Wright

© Tricia Wright | Installation Photo © Jeffery Sturges

© Tricia Wright | Installation Photo © Jeffery Sturges

Kai, Dawn, Janice, Tricia, Michael