NEW YORK, NY.-
A new online art platform established to promote and offer works by artists who identify as women, Her Clique
debuts today with a sale of two limited-edition artworks by Zoë Buckman. Her Cliques mission is to promote women artists, to make fine art more affordable and more accessible, and to support vital non-profit organizations. The platform will introduce monthly artist collaborations where specially created limited edition works will be featured at approachable price points. A portion of the proceeds from each sale will benefit various nonprofit organizations, with the first beneficiary to be United Way NYC, an organization helping low-income New Yorkers make ends meet and lead self-sufficient lives.
With a nod to re-appropriating the term clique often associated with an unapproachable and exclusive group, Her Clique aims to become an inclusive hub. Each artist collaboration will feature a commissioned edition of works, with a new artist added every month. This years artists will include Zoë Buckman, Natalie Frank and Alonsa Guevara, among others. The website will also publish Her Clique Stories a video series profiling artists whose works are offered on the site.
Her Cliques mission immediately resonated with me, states Zoë Buckman, Im honored to be the debut artist of this collaboration with a platform that champions women artists while also raising funds for United Way New York City.
Her Cliques debut sale features two editions of textile works by Zoë Buckman, who is known for her multimedia work in textile, sculpture, neon and photography, and who in her work investigates topics including feminism, sexuality and cultural norms. Buckmans first edition on Her Clique Her Hair Wild features an approachably priced collection of 150 handkerchiefs embroidered with an excerpt from a poem by the artist with each piece crafted on a unique, vintage fabric; the second offering Her Knees Buckling is an edition of 3 larger works, framed vintage table runners, presenting the excerpt in full.
Her Clique is a curated online platform for specially commissioned limited editions by established and emerging women artists, founded by entrepreneur, Izabela Depczyk. By Women, for All is at the core of the business, with the approachable pricing model targeting a broader collector audience. Her Clique is also committed to supporting the community, with a portion of all proceeds benefiting nonprofit organizations of the artists choice.
Zoë Buckman was born in 1985 in Hackney, East London. She studied at The International Center of Photography (GS 09) and was awarded an Art Matters Grant in 2017. She has shown her work in solo exhibitions at Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles; Papillion Art, Los Angeles; Project for Empty Space, Newark; Garis & Hahn Gallery, Los Angeles; and Milk Gallery, New York. Group exhibitions include Camden Arts Centre, London; The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Childrens Museum of the Arts, New York; Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York; The Tarble Arts Center, Illinois; Goodman Gallery, South Africa; Jack Shainman Gallery, New York; Unit London; NYU Florence, Grunwald Gallery of Art Gallery, Indiana University; The Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia; The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta; and The National Museum of African-American History & Culture, Washington, D.C.; The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey; and The Centre Regional DArt Contemporain, Sète, France. Public art installations include For Freedoms 50 State Initiative, Inaction is Apathy billboard at 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, Arkansas and Champ at The Standard, Downtown LA with Art Production Fund. Buckman currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.