MissMe is a Montreal-based contemporary artist known for her fearless feminist iconography. In her work, she explores themes that have driven her career and developed her unmistakable artistic style by mixing raw, bold imagery with textual references derived from the dialogue surrounding gender, sexuality, and bodily autonomy.
“To be born with a woman’s body is to bear the unsolicited burden of humanity’s unresolved attitudes towards sex. She learns to adapt to a patriarchal system that blames women for the misbehavior of men.”
The Apology of Anger delivers MissMe’s visual voice to many who feel confined—or denied—by cultural constructs for women: how to dress; how to act; how to look; how to compose oneself to the public. Social media has compounded these unnatural, societal expectations of being an idyllic woman, yet MissMe’s art on Instagram has been under siege. While pornography is ever-present on social media, Meta has restricted MissMe’s account numerous times and removed more than 20 of her posts, despite following the appropriate guidelines for posting content.
MissMe answers, in part, with imagery inspired by her signature mask. Famously worn by the anonymous artist, her mask also represents defiance of the expectations placed upon women to please the male gaze.