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.
1. Anna Charney
A modest Anna Charney stands next to a recent street-art piece painted in the RiNo Art District.
2. Amanda Marie
Awol works on her piece for Crush 2016.
4. Chelsealyn Graeber
5. Gemma Danielle Bayly
7. Alexandria Jimenez
Continue reading to find eight more amazing female street artists in Denver.