About

Cerebral Women was launched in 2016 as a forum to feature the work of underrepresented visual artists. Utilizing social media platforms such as Instagram, Cerebral Women pairs images of artworks with quotes by notable philosophers, authors, historical geniuses, and intellectuals.

The Cerebral Women Art Talks podcast was launched in January 2020 to further promote and highlight visual artists and art professionals who work at the institutions that feature them. It is a weekly podcast and since its inception, over 100 episodes have been produced. The podcast enables Cerebral Women to expand its mission by providing our audience with a deeper, more direct connection to artists who are often overlooked including artists from the LGBTQ community and those formerly incarcerated.

The Cerebral Women platform emphasizes how ‘art can help us understand our history, our culture, our lives, and the experience of others in a manner that cannot be achieved through other means.’ The Cerebral Women platform provides visual artists a service and support simultaneously. With funding, the Cerebral Women platform will continue to promote artists practice and provide remuneration to artists who are featured.

The interviews are viewed as primary research that can be used and referenced in papers and articles. Providing underrepresented artists an opportunity to be academized into history is critical to their sustained success. It is imperative to help normalize documenting and solidifying the contributions of artists into the canon.

Phyllis Hollis