Austrian-born artist, Kiki Kogelnik, came to New York City in 1961, where she became acquainted with some of the biggest names in pop art, including Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann, and Andy Warhol. She was one of only a few women involved with the pop movement, thus the female experience became a large part of her colorful artwork.
These women are not in the background of a man’s world, but rather in the foreground of their own world, taking charge of how they are perceived by others. Kogelnik was a force in the art world during her lifetime and remains just as important now over two decades following her death. She showed us that it is possible to make women look powerful in art just as they are in real life.