The Bump It Mafia is a group of women who came together with an interest in printmaking and representing strong, intelligent women. Bump It Mafia is a celebration of womanhood in printmaking and highlighting the importance of camaraderie and community not just amongst women, but amongst all artists of all backgrounds.
The creation of the “Bump-it Mafia” is a response to the male-centric overtones in varying pockets of the contemporary print world. The idea grew from a desire to see a powerful, audacious presence of women in printmaking, both in academia and in the social realm. The iconic hairstyles known as the pompadour and the beehive, recently marketed as the Bump-it, are our chosen symbols of overt femininity.
Our objective is to create a network of intelligent, talented female artists that can serve as positive role models for budding artists through a presence in exhibitions, trade portfolios, conferences, workshops and other events that promote the growth of the print community.