Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024 with Street Art

As we commemorate International Women’s Day 2024 with the theme of “Inspire Inclusion,” it is an opportune moment to recognise and celebrate the creativity and talent of exceptional and inspirational street artists, with a specific focus today on female artists within the scene.

Check out our special editorial for International Women’s Day, where we celebrate the exceptional street artists revolutionising the scene with their talent and creativity.


Lady Pink

“It’s not just a boys club. We have a sisterhood thing going.” 

Lady Pink

Known as the “First Lady of Graffiti,” Lady Pink has been a prominent figure in NYC street art since the 1970s. Her bold and colourful works can be seen in cities around the world.

Lady Pink. Branded Arts Mural Festival 2022. Photo Copyright Warren Brand



Swoon is a Brooklyn-based artist whose intricate, large-scale installations often address themes of social justice and community building.

Swoon (US) , Djerba 2014


Miss Van

Miss Van is a French artist based in Barcelona and is known for her whimsical, feminine aesthetic and her use of the “Poupee” character, a seductive and mysterious figure who appears in many of her works.

Miss Van The Crystal ship 2019. Photo Copyright GraffitiStreet



Hera is the female half of the street art duo to Herakut. Hera is a German artist whose emotionally charged works often feature dreamlike characters and inspiring poetic phrases.

Hera, Big Art Bigger Change Murals, Downtown Houston 2023. Image © Street Art for Mankind


Maya Hayuk

Maya Hayuk‘s mesmerising, kaleidoscopic murals have graced the walls of galleries, museums, and public spaces around the world.

Maya Hayuk. Photo Copyright Henrik Haven 2015


Alice Pasquini

Alice Pasquini is an Italian artist known for her striking, emotive portraits and her use of a wide range of mediums, from spray paint to watercolours.

Alice Pasquini, Nuart Aberdeen Street Art Festival 2017. Photo Credit Ian Cox



Hyuro was an Argentine artist whose surreal, dreamlike works often explored themes of identity, power, and social inequality.

Hyuro. Photo Copyright Marcello Bocchieri



Hailing from South Africa, Faith47‘s hauntingly beautiful murals explore the complexities of the human experience and majestic animals.

Faith47 Manhattan New York for Street Art for Mankind. Photo Copyright Just a Spectator


Shamsia Hassani

Shamsia Hassani is a street artist based in Kabul, Afghanistan, whose vibrant, politically charged murals challenge stereotypes and celebrate the resilience of Afghan women.

Shamsia Hassani. Kabul. Image copyright Shamsia Hassani



MadC is a German artist known for her intricate, colourful works that often incorporate abstract forms.

MadC. SHINE St. Petersburg Street Art Mural Festival, Florida 2022. Photo Copyright Mark Rapien


Lady Aiko

Lady Aiko is a Japanese artist based in New York City whose vibrant, pop-inspired works often explore themes of femininity and sexuality.

Lady AIKO Dubai Walls Street Art Festival



Olek is a Polish-born artist based in New York City whose whimsical, crocheted installations have appeared in cities around the world.

Olek. Crochet Installation. Photo Copyright Pranav Mehta



Zabou is a French artist based in London whose photorealistic works often feature strong, confident women.

Zabou. Street Art Festival. Laon France 202. Image Copyright Zabou



Elle is a New York City-based artist whose bold, abstract works often incorporate typography and graphic design elements.

Elle NYC. Photo Copyright Just a Spectator


Joelle Dubois

Joelle Dubois is a Belgian artist who creates paintings and illustrations that explore the impact of the digital revolution on our modern society. With a playful wink, she incorporates this theme into her work, examining the role of humans in a technological age.

Joelle, The Crystal Ship Street Art Festival Making Big Waves in Ostend, Belgium 2023. Image © Jules Cesure


Helen Bur

Helen Bur is a British artist whose intricate, human-inspired murals often incorporate elements of emotion and beauty in daily life.

Helen Bur, UPEA Street Art Festival, Finland 2018.



Nespoon is a Polish artist whose intricate works often incorporate traditional lace motifs and explore themes of femininity and domesticity. Painting the lace pattern all over the world keeps the traditional craft modern.

Nespoon. Museum of Lace, Calais, France 2020. Image copyright Nespoon



Bkfoxx is a New York City-based artist whose realistic portraits often address social justice issues and feature marginalized communities.

Don’t Tell Me How To Be A Girl Brooklyn, NY with JMZ Walls, May 2018 photo by Louis Zuppatdi


Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is a Brooklyn-based visual artist focusing on oil painting, murals, and multimedia installations. Her “Stop Telling Women to Smile” campaign addresses street harassment and empowers women to reclaim public spaces.

“Stop telling me to Smile” by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. Image Copyright Tatyana Fazlalizadeh


Aïda Gómez

Aïda Gómez is a Spanish street artist who uses playful language games and subversive techniques to challenge our perception of the world.

Madrid “Gradas Feministas” Image copyright Gomez



Ecuadorian, New York City artist Maria” Toofly” Castillo’s colourful, whimsical works often feature strong, empowered Love Warrior characters.

Image Copyright Toofly



Louise Jones ‘Ouizi‘ is a Chinese American artist born in LA in 1988. She moved to Detroit in 2014 and paints floral murals on buildings and local businesses. She also creates works on canvas inspired by human impact and culture.

Ouizi, Downtown Bentonville 2021. Photo Copyright Justkids


Nina Valkhoff

From Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Nina Valkhoff is a talented muralist and painter who specialises in depicting plants and animals, with a particular focus on endangered species. Through her art, Nina aims to raise awareness about these creatures, showcase their beauty, and highlight our tendency to show selective affection towards cute or more common animals.

Nina Valkhoff in Rotterdam. Image copyright Nina Valkhoff


Cinta Vidal

Cinta Vidal is from Barcelona and creates extraordinary artworks that challenge the laws of gravity and structural conventions. Her works feature encapsulated scenes of intersecting perspectives that leave viewers amazed and mesmerised.

Cinta Vidal, Toftlund (Denmark). Photo copyright kunstbureau kolossal.


Marina Capdevila

Marina Capdevila is a renowned Spanish artist known for her playful portraits of the elderly in candid, nostalgic moments.

Marina Capdevila. SHINE St. Petersburg Street Art Mural Festival, Florida 2022. Image Copyright Mark Rapien


Carrie Reichardt

Carrie Reichardt is a British artist known for her provocative protest art and collaborative large-scale pieces. Her home base and studio, The Treatment Rooms, is a striking example of her bold mosaic style.

Artist Carrie Reichardt, Nuart Aberdeen 2018. Photo Credit Ian Cox



Yessi Nur Mulianawati, also known as Yessiow, is a Bali-based mural artist and illustrator inspired by ancient Greek pots, natural objects, and bright colours. Her work explores themes of diversity and the empowerment of women, often featuring symbolic representations of pot shapes.

The 10th Edition of Calle Libre Festival: Celebrating Transformation through Urban Art. Image © Paola Komanek


JDL Street Art

Judith de Leeuw is a street artist from Amsterdam. Also known as JDL street art, she creates large- scale murals worldwide in order to draw attention to social issues. 

ATLAS Feminism the woman who carried the world. Image Copyright JDL street art.


Anis Lucero

Anis is a Chilean muralist. Her work revolves around everyday life, colour experimentation, emotional states and nature. Her art is connected to humanitarian causes, such as gender equality, environmental care, and the empowerment of women.

Chile 2023. Image Copyright Anis Lucero


Milu Correch

Milu Correch is an Argentinean artist recognised as one of South America’s leading figurative street artists. Literature, movies, and comics inspire Correch’s paintings and often use acute irony to dissect aesthetic and moral certainties.

Nodo Milu Correch, Impronte Street Art Festival photo copyright Antonio Sena


Ellena Lourens

Elléna Lourens is an artist from South Africa. Her work often incorporates ancient symbols, patterns, and colour schemes, which give it a distinctly historical feel while also reflecting a current aesthetic that seeks to redefine emotional iconography.

Image Copyright Ellena Lourens

International Women’s Day 2024

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, it is important to recognise the significance of this day for all women worldwide. This day is a celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women throughout history. It is also a reminder of the work that still needs to be done to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard and that everyone is empowered to achieve their full potential all over the world. Celebrating International Women’s Day is a powerful way to show our support for gender equality. Let us continue to work together towards a future where everyone is valued, respected, and empowered to live their lives to the fullest.



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