Paper Routes–Women to Watch 2020
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, in cooperation with the Kansas City chapter of National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), is proud to host Paper Routes—Women to Watch 2020. This exhibition series features emerging or underrepresented artists from the states and countries in which NMWA has outreach committees. From illustrative to sculptural, this year’s exhibition explores paper as an artistic medium and features works by Fuko Ito, Desiree Morales, Hyeyoung Shin, and Emily Wilker, whose distinct use and interpretation of paper demonstrate unique routes in the methods and materials taken by each artist.
The Greater Kansas City Area Committee is one of NMWA’s many national and international committees. The group formed in Kansas City, Missouri, in 2002 under the leadership of Jeannette Nichols with the goals of raising awareness of the museum’s unique purpose and bringing attention to noteworthy women artists in the Kansas City community.
All self-identifying women currently living in Kansas or Missouri, within 150 miles of Kansas City, were eligible to enter work for consideration. Submissions were juried and the exhibition curated by Erin Dziedzic, director of curatorial affairs at Kemper Museum.