Julie Rodrigues Widholm Joins Frieze New York 2020
The recently named 'Chicagoan of the Year' will curate a tribute section to women artists of Chicago, marking 100 years since American women gained the right to vote
Tributes to U.S. gallery and artist communities have become a staple of Frieze New York, with a dedicated section each year. Previous sections have paid homage to Hudson of Feature Gallery and Linda Goode Bryant and Just Above Midtown, J.A.M.
In 2020, Frieze New York will pay homage to the pioneering women artists of Chicago, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of women’s right to vote. Curated by Julie Rodrigues Widholm (Director and Chief Curator, DePaul Art Museum), who was just named ‘Chicagoan of the Year’ by the Chicago Tribune, the section will unfold throughout the fair, featuring presentations by eminent artists such as Gladys Nilsson (Garth Greenan), Suellen Rocca (Matthew Marks Gallery), Clare Rojas (Kavi Gupta), Evelyn Statsinger (Richard Gray Gallery), Faith Wilding (Anat Ebgi), Torkwase Dyson (Rhona Hoffman Gallery), Melissa Leandro (Andrew Rafacz), amongst others.
Frieze will gift $25,000 to DePaul Art Museum, which focuses its program on artists of color, women and LGBTQ artists, to acquire a work by one of the artists featured in the section for its collection.