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Painting the Picture: Gender Inequality in the Global Art Market

The Paycheck Fairness Act of 2014 failed to pass in the United States this month for the fourth time since 2012. The act that was intended to “strengthen federal equal pay laws for women” lost by 12 votes.

Yet, discrepancies in pay due to gender is not a subject limited to the U.S. — It affects people across the globe.

In light of this recent event, it seemed only necessary to illustrate the gender based inequalities in the art workforce worldwide as they apply to women. Females in the global art market are subject to fewer museum exhibitions, less pay, and fewer professional positions even though women make up 51 percent of visual artists today. Get the facts in the infographic below for more information.

By: Grace Stamps

Grace is a Colorado native from a multicultural household who, honestly, hasn't done much traveling. Nonetheless, over the years she has formed an obsession with arts of antiquity, and hopes to one day travel the world to experience such monumental works in person. Until she can gain the means for such expenditures, Grace works on obtaining her degrees in Fine Arts and Journalism & Technical Communications at Colorado State University. Outside of school, Grace enjoys her work as a Graphic Designer and Webmaster, and has been known to update/write for/run the contemporary art blog, OH! Parasite.