Top Five Female Artists To Follow On Instagram

Scrolling through your Instagram feed is a great way to discover new art – be it photography, painting, poetry, performances, writing or fashion. More importantly, it’s a great platform for female artists to exhibit their powerful artworks with less boundaries. Here are my top five favourite female artists on Instagram – check them out!

 

  1. Rupi Kaur

thank you @instagram for providing me with the exact response my work was created to critique. you deleted a photo of a woman who is fully covered and menstruating stating that it goes against community guidelines when your guidelines outline that it is nothing but acceptable. the girl is fully clothed. the photo is mine. it is not attacking a certain group. nor is it spam. and because it does not break those guidelines i will repost it again. i will not apologize for not feeding the ego and pride of misogynist society that will have my body in an underwear but not be okay with a small leak. when your pages are filled with countless photos/accounts where women (so many who are underage) are objectified. pornified. and treated less than human. thank you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ this image is a part of my photoseries project for my visual rhetoric course. you can view the full series at rupikaur.com the photos were shot by myself and @prabhkaur1 (and no. the blood. is not real.) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ i bleed each month to help make humankind a possibility. my womb is home to the divine. a source of life for our species. whether i choose to create or not. but very few times it is seen that way. in older civilizations this blood was considered holy. in some it still is. but a majority of people. societies. and communities shun this natural process. some are more comfortable with the pornification of women. the sexualization of women. the violence and degradation of women than this. they cannot be bothered to express their disgust about all that. but will be angered and bothered by this. we menstruate and they see it as dirty. attention seeking. sick. a burden. as if this process is less natural than breathing. as if it is not a bridge between this universe and the last. as if this process is not love. labour. life. selfless and strikingly beautiful.

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Kaur is an artist, poet, and writer based in Toronto, Canada. Despite the controversies surrounding her viral period photo, she didn’t back down and continued with her creating. Her poems and artworks  focus on empowering women, love, sadness, and reflexivity.

Follow her here.

 

  1. Gemma Correll

Desserts to die for… 🍰💀🍰💀🍰 repost @readersdigest #comics

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For relatable content, no need to look any further. Based in California, US, Correll talks about daily life matters in her artwork.

Follow her here.

 

  1. Alison Scarpulla

When everything is going digital, US-based photographer Scarpulla sticks with 35mm film – and it results in out-of-the-world pictures.

Follow her here.

 

  1. Alia Penner

THIS MAGIC MOMENT Dreamin’ of my neon mirrored fantasy for @ellefanning @theneondemonfilm

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Penner’s works, ranging from illustration to photography, is full of neon colours and geometrical shapes. Penner has also worked with Emma Stone and Elle Fanning, to name a few!

Follow her here.

 

  1. Teil Duncan

Beach littles will be up on site FRIDAY!

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Based in Charleston, US, Duncan is well known soft-coloured paintings. She has also used her arts for charity.

Follow her here.

 

That’s five female Instagram artists for next “following” spree. Who are you gonna follow today?