Artists in Residence's mission is to advance the status of women artists by exhibiting diverse work of the highest quality and by providing leadership and a sense of community to women artists.
The A.I.R. Gallery, founded in 1972, was the first cooperative for women artists. Included in the original membership were artists such as Nancy Spero, Howardena Pindell, Dotty Attie and Agnes Denes. Its exhibiting members are a core group of 20 artists plus 15 affiliates from around the country. A.I.R. strives to bring the work of its talented members to the awareness of museums, collectors and critics in the hope that, by doing this, attitudes about art made by women will continue to change. Through lectures and symposia, the gallery addresses topics of general concern to the public; and through its historical archive, it provides an invaluable educational resource.