EYE CANDY

18 Artist Selfies That Get Under the Skin

GRACE GRAUPE PILLARD - Leni's Diver - The Untitled Space - SELF REFLECTION exhibit.jpg
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There’s nothing wrong with a flattering selfie, but what about when a self-portrait goes more than skin-deep? “Self Reflection,” a new exhibition at Untitled Space in New York, gathers women artists’ takes on not just their own likenesses, but also themes like gender, censorship, and sexuality. “Historically, women have used self-portraiture to address their own identity in relationship to contemporary society and social constructs,” explains Indira Cesarine, who curated the exhibition with Coco Dolle. And while the show features some traditional forms — watercolors by the artist-actress Rebecca Dayan, for one, and handwoven tapestries by the Brooklyn artist Erin M. Riley — the attitude, of course, remains decidedly modern. From photos by the threeasFOUR designer Ange to digital paintings by Leah Schrager, take a look, here.

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Grace Graupe Pillard, “Leni’s Diver.”
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Ange, “strANGEr dANGEr.”
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Ahn Sun Mi, “Auto Portrait 3.”
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Alexa Meade, “Portrait 1.”
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Andrea Mary Marshall, “Self Portrait as Venus de Milo.”
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Leah Schrager, “Mama’s House.”
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Erin M. Riley, “Self Portrait 3.”
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Cornelia Hediger, “Bathtub.”
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Marie Tomanova, “Self-Portrait #24.”
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Rebecca Dayan, “Self Portrait.”
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Indira Cesarine, “Private Is Political.”
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Leah Schrager, “Digital Couture.”
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Karen Bystedt, “Gold Queen of Compassion.”
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Meredith Ostrom, “3.”
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Sarah Maple, “Self Portrait with Fried Eggs.”
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Polly Penrose, ” April 2007, Christie’s Attic.”
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Sophia Wallace, “Truer No. 7.”