Female artists through history

Throughout history, women have been famous figures of artistic representation. Whether you look at the Venus of Hohle Fels (38,000 – 33,000 BC), the Victory of Samothrace (200 BC), The Birth of Venus (1483–1485) by Boticelli, the Girl with a Pearl Earring (1665) by Vermeer, Olympia (1863) by Manet or Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907) by Picasso, women are the protagonists. Nonetheless, what do most of these pieces have in common? They were made by men.

As we revise our history of art books, we realize that women artists are almost non-existent. Is it because they were less interested in art or, simply, not producing it? No, nowadays we know that women have actually been involved in art creation since ancient times, but they have remained more or less marginalized or little considered.

Female Artists Nowadays

Yet, female artists are still underrepresented nowadays. Today only 13.7% of living artists represented by galleries are women. Is that because there are fewer female artists than males? Well, statistics show that women earn 70% of bachelor of fine arts and 65 to 75% of master of fine arts degrees in the USA, though only 46% of working artists (across all arts disciplines) are women.

Role of Ivoriya in this

More than a company, we are a brand in the movement.

Today, IVORIYA is our power to say no to this! And to say yes for change.

From day one, iVORIYA is a brand that designs rare bold statement jewelry by female artists to female artists for them to wear it as their symbol of independence and self-expression. We are challenging the norms by having the vision of acting for the female art community all over the world, to make it a place where they hear us, consider us, appreciate us, understand us, value us, and more importantly respect how impactful our work is to the society and how it’s shaping our world to the best, over and over.

Wear your IVORIYA pieces today and every day, there are huge moves that we will keep taking along the way towards our vision, and our power today is Unity, join us, we need you.

Welcome to IVORIYA, and thank you so much for everything.