Artist Statement for portrait series in progress; first group of portraits created in 2014: Craft in Time: A Celebration of Essential Labor A group art show highlighting work in a variety of creative mediums. , Artists: Jenine Bressner, Priscilla Carrion, Ian Cozzens, Suzy Gonzalez, Corey Grayhorse, Hilary Jones, Cheryl Kaminsky, Yvette Koch, Jaime Lowe, Reba Mitchell, Sakiko Mori, Kartina Richardson, Shey Rivera, Meredith Stern, Tatyana Yanishevsky Presented at: 186 Carpenter Street Gallery, Providence RI Show duration: May 1-May 25, 2015 Art opening with performances: May 1, 2015 This show ...

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 “The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.” -John E. E. Dalberg, The History of Freedom in Antiquity, (1877). This is an Emergency! is a print portfolio project centered on reproductive rights and gender justice. There hasn’t been a safe time for women, gay or non-gender conforming people in North America since Europeans invaded this continent.  The forms of oppression shift over ...

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Hey! I am writing to let you know about a new project. I’m coordinating with over a dozen awesome folks. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461094566/this-is-an-emergency Reproductive Rights and gender justice are in a state of emergency right now.  This past year we witnessed the near defunding of Planned Parenthood in Congress and from Komen, one of their largest private funders.  In 2011 alone, a historic 80 new laws were passed which further prevent people from accessing abortions.  Also this past year, ...

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Artist Statement For the “Perilous Realm” Collage Series. 2012. My work explores the realm of infinity, where perceptions of what might be considered opposing extremes become a shared reality.  I explore a circular world where the future and the present are simultaneous, where a dystopic present and a utopic future exist in one place.  The world is populated by anthropomorphic cats where gender, sexuality, and ethnicity are obscured.  The focus of exploration in this realm is ...

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13 Point Program to Regrow America! -Peter Glantz and Meredith Stern As the garlic scapes sprout forth wipe your forehead with the euphoric richness of the earthy dream, and the earliness of the day innoculates your seeds with the promise of life away from empire, summon forth your new seedlings of resistance, wipe the sleepies from your weepies and compost this ground, The Nation Of Gardeners, to the space of taste in your yard, kitchen window box, ...

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Vladmir Mayakovsky: “Art is not a mirror held up to society, but a hammer with which to shape it.”   Hannah Hoch: “I wish to blur the firm boundaries which we self-certain people tend to delineate around all we can achieve.”   Printmaking is an amazing form of creative expression.  The basic materials you need to create a print are fairly inexpensive, and the medium itself is about creating multiple copies of an image in order to make the ...

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I have been asked several times about the use of cats in my artwork and so I now present a succinct explanation of why I am not simply obsessed with cats and instead am very intentionally choosing to use cats to represent ideas of social change.  On a very basic level, cats are free of dog-ma.  Also, using animals rather than people as the central figures in a piece allows for a more open interpretation ...

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