From the Archives – Gorilla Girls

“With Love and Bananas”: Houston Gorilla Girls Seek Equality for Female Artists

By Vince Lee

At a time when female artists continued to lack the full recognition they deserved, four Houston women banded together as the Houston Gorilla Girls in protest against the status quo. The group organized in May of 1987 as the local incarnation of the original “Guerrilla Girls” that began in New York City two years prior. Like their New York counterparts, the Houston chapter existed as an anonymous group of women artists who devoted their efforts and actions to bringing to light the gender inequalities within the world of fine arts and exhibit venues.

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