Artists Formerly Known as Women

Whose Water Animation

The ARTISTS FORMERLY KNOWN AS WOMEN (AFKAW) share a long history of activist, feminist art.

Since 2006, our collaborations have consisted of installations, wall pieces, web pieces, videos and outdoor work focused on social justice and environmental issues, such as water, recycling and climate change and its relationship to the human condition.

Our collective is: Nancy Buchanan, Monica Chau, Deborah Krall, Sheila Pinkel, Karen Schwenkmeyer, Suzanne Siegel, Laura Silagi.

For more info about the AFKAW and their projects email us at


  • 2016 – Smaller Footprints: Artists Examine Global Warming, Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MoAH:Cedar), Lancaster, CA
  • 2015 – Water: A Necessary Conversation, Ave. 50 Studio, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2012 – CONVERGENCE //DIVERGENCE, Los Medanos College Art Gallery, Pittsburg, CA
  • 2011 – Unannounced enhancements around local art venues: a response to Art in the Streets at MoCA, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2008 – Zone 5 in the City: Art Sustaining Nature, Arroyo Arts Collective at the Audobon Center in Debs Park, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2007 – Global Warming, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
  • 2007 – Quench Your Thirst (DVD)
  • 2006 – The Drop, Exit Art, New York City, New York


  • 2012 – CONVERGENCE // DIVERGENCE Symposium on Waterwheel (