ARTISTS
 
The 80s artists listed below are for the most part "political" or dialectic - raising social issues through thier art. A number of the artists listed here were acitve in the decades before the 80s but are included here based on their point of view and activity during the 80s.
 
Adams, Alice
Adams, Dennis
Allen, Terry
Allyn, Jerri
Alvarez, Pedro 
Anderson, Laurie
Antin, Eleanor
Araeen, Rasheed 
Asher, Michael
Ashford, Doug
Ault, Julie
Aylon, Helene
Barry, Judith 
Basquiat, Jean Michael 
Bidlo, Mike
Birnbaum, Dara
Bloom, Barbara
Borden, Lizzie
Borofsky, Jonathan
Calle, Sophie 
Camnitzer, Luis
Casebere, James 
Cha, Theresa Hak Kyung
Chicago, Judy
Cockcroft, Eva
Coe, Sue
Colette
Conwill, Houston
Cottingham, Laura
Cunningham, Linda
Damon, Betsy
Durham, Jimmie 
Edelson, Mary Beth
Finley, Karen 
Fraser, Andrea
Fusco, Coco 
GAAG - Guerrilla Art Actioun Group
General Idea
Gilbert, Sharon
Goldstein, Jack
Golub, Leon
Gomez-Pena, Guillermo
Gonzalez-Torres, Felix
Gordon, Coco
Group Material
Guerrilla Girls 
Gussow, Alan
Haacke, Hans
Halley, Peter 
Hammond, Harmony 
Hammons, David
Haring, Keith
Heap of Birds, Hachivi Edgar 
Hiller, Susan
Holzer, Jenny
Hujar, Peter 
IRWIN
Ivekovic, Sanja
Jaar, Alfredo
Jonas, Joan
Jones, Ronald
Kabakov, Ilya
Katz, Leandro
Kelly, Mary
Kolbowski, Silvia 
Kostabi, Mark 
Kruger, Barbara 
Lawler, Louise
Levine, Sherrie
Longo, Robert 
Lucier, Mary
Lum, Ken 
Martinez, Daniel J. 
McCollum, Allan
Monk, Merideth
Montano, Linda
Natalia, L.L.
Nechvatal, Joseph 
Neshat, Shirin 
Nonas, Richard
Pettibone, Richard 
Piper, Adrian
Porter, Liliana
Prince, Richard 
Ringgold, Faith 
Rollins, Tim + K.O.S.
Rosler, Martha
Rothenberg, Erika 
Saar, Betye
Sanchez, Juan 
Schneemann, Carolee
Sekula, Allan
Sherman, Cindy 
Simmons, Gary 
Simmons, Laurie
Simpson, Buster 
Simpson, Lorna
Smith, Jaune Quick-to-See 
Smith, Kiki
Smith, Michael 
Smith, Mimi
Spero, Nancy
Steinbach, Haim 
Sternfeld, Joel 
Sterbak, Jana 
Stuart, Michelle
Tobocman, Seth [World War 3 Illustrated] 
Van Dalen, Anton
Vicuna, Cecilia
Wilke, Hannah
Williams, Pat Ward 
Williams, Sue
Williamson, Sue
Wilson, Fred
Wodiczko, Krzysztof