Monday, September 25, 2017

News, Press, Etc.


Online: Claudia Rankine's The Racial Imaginary: The Whiteness Issue
Exhibition: FAC Residency Exhibition, Daniels Spectrum, Toronto, May 24, 2017
Residency: Feminist Art Conference Residency, Toronto, May 12 - 26, 2017
Hot Pick: Smack Mellon Studio Program 2016
Exhibition: City Utopia, Galerie kritiků, Prague, Czech Republic Aug. 23 - Sept. 18, 2016
Exhibition: Celebrating Sports in Art, Maloney Gallery, NJ Aug. 21 - Oct 22, 2016
Review: Burnaway review of a bad question at Wonderroot Gallery
Exhibition: a bad question, Wonderroot Gallery, Atlanta, GA, June 3 - July 11, 2016.
Exhibition: Speakout @BronxArtSpace, Jan. 20 - Feb. 20, 2016
Participant: New Museum Seminars R&D Season PERSONA

Keep Hope Alive Alive - public art project

Sunday, May 28, 2017

New Work Toronto: Feminist Art Conference Residency

Looking at my French-Canadian heritage in the context of How French-Canadians became White Folks. My first opportunity to visit Canada brought me to Toronto rather than Quebec or Montreal. I made these pieces during the Feminist Art Conference Residency. I wanted to find French-Canadian "things" (non-food items). In advance of the trip, I'd researched "French-Canadian arts & crafts". From the crafts listed in my research, all I could find during my visit (with time/travel constraints) was polyester lace from the Salvation Army thrift store. Not quite real lace, but a perfect metaphor for my project, because I'm not quite French-Canadian (my maternal grandmother was, but she died in New York when my mother was two and we lost all contact with our French-Canadian relatives). I used French-Canadian manufactured bleach from the Toronto dollar store to bleach some of the fabric, and even items manufactured elsewhere had bilingual French/English packaging. At the dollar store, I also found Canadian versions of materials that I'm more familiar with, such as file folders (bilingual too!), bandaids, and white out. Images of the new work below.

How to Be Blanc
Materials: polyester lace, bed sheet, bleach, rope thread

How to Be Blanc

Nom/Name I
Materials: file folder, polyester lace

Nom/Name I

Nom/Name I
Nom/Name IV
Materials: crocheted lace, file folder, liquid foundation makeup

Nom/Name IV

Nom/Name II
Materials: file folder, correction fluid

Nom/Name II
Materials: file folder, correction fluid

Nom/Name II

Materials: plastic name badge holders, file folder pieces, polyester lace

Nom/Name III
Materials: file folders, bandaids

Nom/Name III
Installation view at the FAC Residency open studio/exhibition.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Evacuation from Feminist Island!

Halfway through the Feminist Art Conference Residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island, we had to evacuate due to "once-in-a-century" flooding. Climate change is real!
Toronto Island Under Water. source:

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Smack Mellon Hot Picks 2016

This is the third time I have been selected as a Smack Mellon Hot Pick! Thank you Smack Mellon!

Check these postings on Instagram here and here.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Writing: For White Women Who Want to be Worthy of Inclusion in Feminism

I wrote this for the Wonderroot blog, in conjunction with the exhibition a bad question. Read
the full piece here.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Collaboration with the Smoke School of Art

I co-organized, with Christopher Hutchinson, a collaboration between our two collectives - tART and the Smoke School of Art (SSA). A Bad Question included a gallery exhibition at Wonderroot in Atlanta, an intersectional feminist symposium at the Atlanta-Fulton public library, an online exhibition and more.
During our time in Georgia, tART members were in residency at the beautiful home and studio of SSA member Julio Mejia in the mountains of Jasper, Georgia.

Learn more about the project at tART's website, and read a review of the exhibition by Catherine Rush for Burnaway.
Members of SSA and tART on stage during A Bad Question feminist symposium. Moderated by Kali-Ahset Amen, PhD

Members of SSA and tART and friends in Atlanta.

Artists at the Wonderroot exhibition.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

"How to Gentrify" Series: New Pieces

"How to Gentrify (Arena)"
Materials: Fabric basket, wall primer, makeup
16.5" x 15" x 10"

"How to Gentrify (Arena)" - detail

"How to Gentrify III"
Materials: Bleached fabric, wood, thread
6.5" x 11" x 1.75"

"White Hole"
Materials: T-shirt, shoelaces, clothesline, clothespins.
28.5" x 52" x 2"

"White Hole" - detail