We Shall Rise: #FemaleArtists You Should Be Following On Instagram

We Shall Rise: #FemaleArtists You Should Be Following On Instagram
@heidiwongofficial

Social media is an incredible marketing tool, one that many creatives have taken advantage of. While many people still use sites like Instagram for their selfies (guilty!) others are transforming the mobile gallery into, well, just that.

Whether you're looking for positivity, inspiration, or just something eye-catching to add to your Instagram experience, these five female artists are ones that you need to keep an eye on.

Courtney Coles

LA-based portrait and documentary photographer Courtney Coles' work was recently featured in the #GirlGaze exhibition, and continues to be one of the coolest girls on our feeds. On her art, Courtney has said, "I see my work acting as a visual diary and celebration of the lives around me."

See more of her photography at her website, and follow her on Instagram or Twitter.

Wendy Xu

You may recognize Brooklyn-based comics artist and illustrator Wendy Xu's art from her Tumblr blog, Angry Girl Comics, or her recurring character, bird boyfriend Terry Shin. She is currently working on the webcomic Mooncakes, a story about a childhood friendship between an Asian-American witch and a werewolf being rekindled after 10 years. 

See more of her art on Instagram, and support her via Patreon.

Kat Nijmeddin

You've probably seen illustrator Kat Nijmeddin's work on your favorite band's merch table or on a poster at a venue. The Fresno-based artist and graphic designer has created cover art, flyers, and more for musicians and artists alike.

Visit her site at katnijmeddin.com.

Heidi Wong

Artist Heidi Wong told the Art Hoe Collective that this image was created two months after moving to New York from Hong Kong. On her stylistic choices, she explained that the use of vibrant colors was to signify the "vibrancy" of false memories. Her Instagram feed is a collection of portraits, poetry, and equally gorgeous paintings, including this one of her hometown.

Visit her website at heidiwong.org.

Vicki Tsai

In her own words, Vicki Tsai's passion is the pursuit of representation and female empowerment through artwork. Fans of Overwatch, Ghostbusters, Teen Titans, and other media will adore her creations for fandom, but those who seek out positive images will adore her vibrant use of color, as well as the diversity in skin colors and body shapes. 

Support her via Patreon.

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