About Aunt Joy
Aunt Joy was created to make buying art by women easier for art lovers everywhere. We pride ourselves on making art accessible and approachable. We love to help buyers find that special piece that really resonates, or put together a thoughtfully curated gallery wall of inspiring art by women, for real homes and businesses.
Our collections include limited edition prints, original paintings, collage, mixed media, photography & sculpture. All works are created by established and emerging artists, all with unique voices and with one clear intention: to continue working towards a more balanced representation of artists present in the industry today.
"Only 13.7% of living artists represented by galleries in Europe and North America, are women." 2022 (source). However, in the UK, "73% of students on postgraduate art and design courses, are women." 2020 (source).
We support women-centred charities by always donating 10% of each sale. Read up on our charities to find out more.
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"...women have made great art since artists first put charcoal to stone or oil to canvas, and there is plenty of important work, old and new, by women. Curators and collectors just need to adjust their lenses and give that work its full due".
Want to Get Rich Buying Art? Invest in Women. (NY Times, 2018)
Some of the statistics that drive us
A data analysis of 18 major US art museums found their collections are 87% male, 85% white. 2022. Source
Only 13.7% of living artists represented by galleries in Europe and North America are women. 2022. Source
Artists Reviewed in UK National Newspapers:
Of the 52 group shows reviewed, only 22% of the named artists were women. 2020. Source
In a study of 820,000 exhibitions across the public and commercial sectors in 2018, only one third featured women artists. 2022. Source
Three of the most-visited museums in the world, the British Museum, the Louvre, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art have never had female directors. 2022. Source
Just 24% of the 27,000 artists shown at art fairs in 2018 were women. Art fair sales that year totaled $16.5 billion. 2022. Source
Founded by Amy Gardner, full time artist, keen art collector, and mum to two young creative girls. Amy has combined her years of experience in major event production and the charity sector, with the focus that runs through her whole body of work: women supporting women…to create a community of incredible women artists. Aunt Joy.