It’s the era of social media power! TAG handpicked 5 (not-to-be-missed) artsy ‘grams of influential art ladies that you need to follow to stay in the loop of whats going on in the art world. From Matisse’s granddaughter to social media queen Jia Jia Fei, these handles should be added to your daily reads.
1. Gaia Jacquet-Matisse
While more side-boob action and chihuahua pics than actual art, you can’t help but be immersed in the titillating insta-world of aspiring actress and socialite great-great-granddaughter of artist Henri Matisse. Born in Neuilly-sur-Seine to artists Sophie Matisse and Alain Jacquet, Miss Matisse has been snapped partying at Art Basel with the likes of Paris Hilton, gracing the catwalk at New York Fashion Week and sporting a very chic frock at the New York Botanical Garden’s annual Conservatory Ball at a table hosted by Oscar de la Renta.
Don’t be too quick to fob her off as another rich girl ditz either, part of her honors year at NYU’s Gallatin school incorporated Carl Jung’s analytical psychology and eastern philosophy into her performance practice, so one can be sure she knows the difference between the Self and the artifice of the “selfie”.
IG: @gmatisse; Followers: 29.9k
Gingeras has served in a number of high-profile roles, and curated a number of high-profile shows around the globe including a fabulous two-part exhibition at Blum and Poe’s galleries in New York and Los Angeles, The Avant-Garde Won’t Give Up: Cobra and Its Legacy. She served as chief curator of Palazzo Grassi in Venice, as well as curator of contemporary art at the Centre Pompidou. In 2015 The Dallas Contemporary named Gingeras as its new adjunct curator. She is also married to artist Polish-American artist Piotr Uklanski, who in 2015 held show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her instagram is an intriguing accumulation of nostalgic imagery from pre-punk art to the CoBrA movement and pioneering surrealists such as Leonora Carrington and Salvador Dali.
IG: @theavantgardewontgiveup; Followers: 17k
Born and raised in Mexico City, Fabiola Alondra is based in New York where she is director of 303 in Print, the publishing wing of 303 Gallery, and she is also co-founder of Fortnight Institute, a new venture in the East Village, a kind of “non-gallery gallery” with a focus on community and feminist art and literature. Her instagram is an amalgam of archival imagery and sensuous findings on her travels around the globe. Definitely worth a daily dosage of art history and all things occult!
IG: @fabiola.alondra; Followers: 23.6k
4. Petra Collins
Canadian artist, director and photographer Petra Collins is both muse and muse-maker. This year Collins was tapped as one of the new faces of Gucci and listed in Vogue’s 40 Creatives to Watch.
She has photographed campaigns for publications such as Dazed and i-D and brands including Calvin Klein and Stella McCartney. Her elegiac aesthetic is feminine with a touch of bad ass street vibes. The outtakes of her Zendaya shoot for Wonderland mag are sumptuously dreamy.
IG: @petrafcollins; Followers: 348k
5. JiaJia Fei
Director of Digital at The Jewish Museum in New York and former Digital Marketing Director at the Guggenheim, you’re unlikely to find a more streamlined instagram account composed of stylised travel snaps, cute pics of her cat Coco and glimpses of Fei’s dainty yet edgy style in Pari Dust-style poses in front of artwork installations such as Sol LeWitt. Of course, Pari Dust is yet another Instagram sensation, but for all intents and purposes of curating and culling, as Fei would recommend to any aspiring instagram it-girl, let’s stop at five…
IG: @vajiajia; Followers: 57.1k
Photos via instagram, Wmagazine, Vogue, nowness