Meet the Artist Taking "Acid Bites" in Feminist Critique

Photo courtesy of Nicholas Calcott for the "New York Times"

Genesis Belanger (BFA 2004), fashion designer-cum-sculptor who studied with SAIC’s Nick Cave and interned at Moschino in Milan, uses her behind-the-scenes insight to an industry that processes and produces femininity in order to critique it. Her porcelain and stoneware sculptures have “an acid bite” reports the New York Times, that play with feminine clichés like high heels and cigarette butts to “upend these stereotypes.” Belanger told the Times, “I wanted to build narratives that dealt with some of the ways that women are complex.”

Read more about the artist’s process in her New York Times feature online. Belanger’s latest exhibition A Strange Relative is on view from November 3 to December 22 at the Perrotin gallery, New York.