‘The recombinant body, which is the subject of much of my work, is an uneasy, monstrous depository of melancholic historical fragments expressed as animal, human, organic, and machine parts. It is a body both beautiful and strange in its monstrous (im)possibilities.’ - Faith Wilding
Faith Wilding creates ecofeminist art by referencing the degradation of the female body in conjunction with the natural world, specifically in South America and her native Paraguay. She uses many different materials, choosing whatever best depicts the meaning she intends to convey in her work. Wilding’s colourful watercolours tell us stories about the shifting ideology around women, feminism, and the arts, from the 1960s to the present day.
Faith Wilding (b. 1943) emigrated from Paraguay to the United States in 1961. She received her MFA at CalArts, where she was a founding member of the Feminist Art Program, led by Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro. Since the 1960s, Wilding has been at the forefront of Feminist Art and ecofeminism. She has exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, including contributing major works to Womanhouse (1972), subRosa (1998), and Un-Natural Parables (2017).
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