Women have been creating art alongside prominent male artists of their time for centuries. However, most female artists have been overlooked and neglected, pushed to one side in a strictly male-dominated art world. This exhibition is a celebration of ten talented female artists who have used themselves as the main focus of their work in a variety of media, from different points in history, and from different places around the world. We can finally see that women are more than just muses, lovers, and supporters for male artists - they are their own inspiration and identity, and always have been. Look beyond the autobiographical facts of each of the artists' lives, and see the complex social ideas and expressions hidden within each of their works. The artists' self-portraits in this exhibition are powerful, moving, and ground-breaking works focused on identity. Each artist sees herself in a unique way, capturing her own creative self-expression as both the artist and the muse.There is no question that, moving forward into the future, female self-portraiture can rise to new heights and receive equal public recognition to male artists. But we must always remember the women who did it first.