My essay, "The Revolution Will Be Painted" published in ART21 Magazine
THE REVOLUTION WILL BE PAINTED
You will not be able to not know.
You may not just be present.
You will not be able to plug in, turn on, and cop out.
Because the revolution will be painted.
The revolution will be painted.
The painted marks will tell of surfaces
simultaneously combining touch and sight.
In each painting a layer of chaos will show
not everything is fully worked out.
"Vessel" Film Screening at Bluestockings, NYC on Wednesday March 11
Join us at Bluestockings on March 11th at 7:00 pm to see how women worldwide are empowering themselves while circumventing governmental, religious and economic roadblocks. Highly restrictive abortion las are not associated with lower abortion rates. Abortion laws have no control over whether or not abortions happen; the only thing they control is whether or not they happen safely. Hosted by Kelsey Shwetz, Anne Sherwood Pundyk and Dan Plaxe.
HYSTERIA #5 Cover and interview with Narcissister
HYSTERIA #5 'Nonsense' is the fifth issue of our unflinching radical feminist periodical with contributions by:
HYSTERIA | Ekere Tallie| Dilar Dirik | Bjørk Grue Lidin | Cynthia Enloe | Sama Alshaibi | Holly Grigg-Spall | Daniel Regan | Bernadette Louise | Mensmagi | Christina Bobel | Sputniko! | Thola Antamu | Samia Malik | Lydia Cohen | Maisam Abumorr | Erin Solomons | Yasmine Akim | Awa Konate | Mary Sibande | Amanda Schwarz-Nielsen| Viviana Sciara | Salome Kokoladze | Hannah Habibi | Valerie Kyeyune Backström | Kara Rooney | Berglind Thrastardottir | Maya Art | Ama Josephine budge | Miles Rutendo Tanhira | Zanele Muholi | Joumana Haddad | Amanda Kerdahi M. | Keyvan Mahjoor | Anne Sherwood Pundyk | Narcissister | East London strippers Collective | Cindy Rehm | Emma Holten | Katie Hae Leo | Maya Peitersen | Ayo Ayoola-Amale | Dean Atta | Charo Oquet | Rita Indiana Hernandez | Penny Goring | Mischa Badasyan | Agata Cardoso | Anne Mari Borchert | Tuli Litva | Lady Gaby | Yong Sun Gullach | Erica Iden Gustafsson | Eugenia Flynn | Zafire Vrba and students at Lindeparkens gymnasiesärskola | Ziba Karbassi | Maryam Ala Amjadi | Mehri Rahmani | Anonyme | Vaiva Katinaityte
UK Project Space Ti Pi Tin features Girls Against God Issue 2 by Bianca Casady and Anne Sherwood Pundyk
Published by Capricious Publishing, Girls Against God is a boldly feminist exploration and multi-generational endeavor, deploying the arts to illuminate the oppressive, obsolete nature of traditional, male-defined religions and other patriarchal institutions. The second issue is a pocket-spellbook, which aims to look into the underlying causes of bias, exploitation and violence against women through contributions from artists and writers such as Suzanne Lacy, Carolee Schneemann, Trinie Dalton, Mel Shimkovitz, Melanie Bonajo, Mary Hanlon, Julie Higonnet, Kara L. Rooney, Emely Neu and others.
4 Empowering Artists That Are Starting a New Chapter in Feminist Art
Anne Sherwood Pundyk is a New York City-based artist who uses abstract paintings to make powerful statements about women in the world.
As an artist, Pundyk sets out to encourage others to “take risks, get up if you fall, and trust your instincts.” Shadow Realm is one of the paintings in her series The Revolution Will Be Painted. Recently on view at Gallery Sensei on New York’s Lower East Side, it shows Pundyk’s unique visual interpretation of a heroine protecting her child’s inner being from the precarious outside world. It defines the woman as defender and fighter.
Video of my lecture at Bushwick Art Crit Group October 15, 2015
Curated by Dan Plaxe, BACG Director of Development and Kelsey Shwetz, Artist and Director of Exhibitions. Bushwick Art Crit Group is a networking and creative development community. BACG seeks to provide the gallery and curatorial communities direct access to connect with engaging Bushwick artists in an organic setting.
My comments are included in The Huffington Post, October 24, 2014 on GAG and Reclaiming the Witch
"It's fun to be free to take on a different persona," Pundyk wrote. "Wearing a [witch] costume allows you to be 'bad' or even 'bad ass.' Perhaps by embodying witches, girls can be comfortable continuing to challenge negative patriarchal forces in their lives even after they take off their costumes."
Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum Blog Post About GAG Issue #2
Girls Against God was created by Bianca Casady and Anne Sherwood Pundyk last year and the first issue they released of their future feminism magazine was quite a big hit in the indie magazine scene. It took a while before the second issue came out, but it's worth the wait. The editors changed the size of the magazine and the paper, the previous issue was printed on offset with colour and more drawing, this new issue is a pocket sized booklet printed in black and white.
Collaborative Drawing for Temporary Autonomous Zone/3, Warsaw Poland, October 2014
Betty Tompkins, Delia Gonzales, Jen Ray and I collaborated on a drawing for TAZ3 ff LINES. Our drawing will be among those used as posters for the ff Temporary Autonomous Zone/3 exhibition in Warsaw Poland and will be on view in the upcoming exhibition "Performing Change" at the Museum für Neue Kunst in Freiburg opening in July, 2014
GAG Issue #2 Launches: Reclaim the Witch
Andre Stipanovich interviewed me about the launch of GAG's second issue. I highlighted an important encounter with artist Suzanne Lacy. She spoke with me about her introduction to witchcraft in Los Angeles in the 1970’s. It was pivotal to her deciding to become an artist instead of a doctor. Immanence, or the shared word between women, is the cornerstone of her art practice. Her interview in GAG’s second issue was central to much of the reading and research we did to assemble all the contributions.
"Stadia" Anne Sherwood Pundyk: Exhibition Catalogue
"Stadia" presents paintings by Anne Sherwood Pundyk and her dialogues with poet and critic Barry Schwabsky and artist and writer Kara L. Rooney. The works and conversations reveal Pundyk's traversal between her studio practice and collaborative exchanges. Color and gesture translate the artist's essential stories. Through her connections with other artists and her audience she looks to identify how these stories overlap with older tales, myths and fable. These works were shown at Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, NY in the winter of 2013.
Brooklyn Museum Feminist Art Base
My work is now included in the Brooklyn Museum's Elizabeth A. Sackler Center For Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base.