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Artist Conversation #5

For this weeks Artist Conversation, our class got to listen in on a zoom interview conducted with feminist artist Micol Hebron. She attented the University of California, San Diego from 1991-1992 and the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia in Venice, Italy from 1993-19994 and she studied theater and visual arts. After that she went on to the University of California, Los Angeles to graduate summa cum laude with a Bachelor of fine arts in 1995 to then a masters in 2000.

Micol Hebron’s feminist artworks usually consists of multiple variations of the female nipple. Colors are conveyed mostly through skin colored tones. The texture looks like what a nipple would appear to be like. bumpy and smooth. Her artworks range from either small to large in scale. 

Micol’s art pieces touches on social media’s networks nipple policy and sexism. The male nipple is allowed while the female nipple is not due to the objectification and hyper-sexualization of women. Her project went viral and she has collected many followers to help spread her message. If the male nipple isn’t sexualized than the female nipple shouldn’t be sexualized either. 

As a woman, I really look up to Micol’s artwork. I have been in many situations where I was objectified and sexualized due to the sole reason of being a woman so I really resonate with Micol’s message. Feminism is not just womens rights but it is also equality to anyone who is oppressed.


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