UNDEREXPOSED: Female artists and the medium of print

Underexposed will survey the ways in which prominent female artists have used the medium of print over the last two centuries (and beyond). It will feature painters and sculptors, and highlight how print relates to their primary focus. It will also look at those who are or have been printmakers first and foremost, and why they have chosen to work in that particular artistic medium. At the same time, the exhibition will examine the different types of prints, as well as the different subject matter chosen by the various female artists represented.


The exhibition concept has received a lot of support from professional curators in both national and local institutions and in higher education. We feel it is an opportunity to educate both the art-going public and students on the importance of the print medium in western art history, and to celebrate the artistic achievements of female artists overall.


Artists include: Alison Wilding RA, Alyson Hunter, Ana Maria Pacheco, Anita Klein, Anne Desmet RA, Anya Gallacio, Barbara Hepworth DBE, Berthe Morisot, Beryl Cook OBE, Bridget Riley CH CBE, Charlotte Cornish, Charlotte Hodes, Cornelia Parker OBE RA, Dawn Cole, Diana Ghisi, Dorothea Tanning, Eileen Cooper RA, Eileen Lawrence, Elisabeth Frink DBE RA, Elizabeth Magill, Ethel Spowers, Gillian Carnegie, Gwen Raverat, Joan Mitchell, Kathe Kollwitz, Leonora Carrington OBE, Liliane Lijn, Lill Tschudi, Louise Bourgeois, Lucy Farley, Mary Cassatt, Paula Rego DBE, Prunella Clough, Rose Hilton, Sandra Blow RA, Sarah Hardacre, Sarah Lucas, Sonia Delaunay, Susie Hamilton, Tess Jaray RA, Thérèse Oulton, Tracey Emin CBE RA and Valerie Thornton.




During the exhibition, there will be a series of FREE lectures by leading experts including: Gill Saunders, Senior Curator (Prints) at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Dr Alicia Foster, Senior Lecturer in Fine Arts at UCA and author of Women Artists (a book commissioned by The Tate), William Pryor, grandson of 20th century artist Gwen Raverat who was a founder of the Society of Wood Engravers, artists Paul Coldwell on his time working in the studio of Paula Rego, Anne Desmet RA RE, Anita Klein PPRE Hon RWS and Dawn Cole. A full programme will be made available shortly – you should then book your seat to avoid disappointment!



Exhibition dates:

16 May until the 19 June 2014


Free Lectures: 

Underexposed speaker programme


Opening times:

Monday to Wednesday & Fridays, 9am until 5pm (except 23 May*), Thursdays 9am until 8pm, Saturdays, 10am until 5pm. FREE admission, disabled access

*Gallery closed for a private event


A Studio 3 Gallery exhibition:

Studio 3 Gallery, Jarman Building, School of Arts University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7UG

T: 01227 827228