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Andrea Costantini

Nasty #2 | 6″ x 5″ x 10″ | Bronze | 2016

Artist Statement

Feeling dissatisfied with life, I thought to myself, you didn’t study art to sit behind a desk and push paper!
I was angry.  Angry at myself. Angry knowing that as a woman I would always be judged by my appearance.   Angry at the suppression of women. 
What began as a study of “Angry Women” soon developed into “Nasty Women”.  Challenging, bold, strong, courageous, empowered women! 

Artwork/s at the following locations:
Hatch Art
N’Namdi Center For Contemporary Art

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Artists stipends made possible by Kresge Arts in Detroit

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About MR/QD

Mighty Real/Queer Detroit is an art exhibition in June 2022 devoted to 77 years (1945-2022) of Detroit LGBTQ+ art 

The exhibition presents a month-long historical examination of the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community and its longtime allies, featuring established & emerging Detroit artists, as well as artists whose careers were shortened by HIV/AIDS.

Mighty Real/Queer Detroit is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to promoting positive and meaningful images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community through artistic and intellectual means. © 2023. All Rights Reserved.