In the macho graffiti and street-art arenas, women's perspectives are not just welcome, but necessary. The styles represented by each of the Denver artists in our list below are neither delicate nor flimsy, but supremely badass. An outdoor canvas gives each piece's message an urgency and power that's lacking in similar works framed on a gallery wall.
Like most Denver creatives, these women have a wide range of vocations, from full-time gallery staff to graffiti artists, business owners, curators, world travelers and even spiritual healers. Here are fifteen street and studio artists who kick ass and just happen to be women.
A modest Anna Charney stands next to a recent street-art piece painted in the RiNo Art District.
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1. Anna Charney
This futuristic mural painted by Amanda Marie can be found on the 2900 block of Larimer Street.
2. Amanda Marie
Awol works on her piece for Crush 2016.
4. Chelsealyn Graeber
5. Gemma Danielle Bayly
Some viaduct stylings by Girlie and Chris Haven.
7. Alexandria Jimenez
Continue reading to find eight more amazing female street artists in Denver.
8. Kelsey Montague
Artist Mary Brink, aka Pretty Kitty, shows off some handstand moves in front of her mural at Crush 2016.
9. Mary Schaefer Brink
10. Koko Bayer
11. Ozjuah Sepia
12. Sheridan Anderson Furer
13 Sandi Calistro
14. Sandra Fettingis
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A mural on Santa Fe and Alameda by Yulia Avgustinovich, painted in September of 2016.
15. Yulia Avgustinovich