Apron,  2016,   This apron was handmade by my mother in law, she gifted it to me shortly after I was married. When my children were little, often they would help me in the kitchen, and would love to wear it while cooking.  I,  however, never cooked in it because I didn’t know how, and it always made me feel uncomfortable. I’m the person who burns toast, how would I ever be a good as cook as others? What am I supposed to cook? Why do I have to do the cooking? In the beginning this apron represented so many unrealistic expectations. I felt like I was being forced to do something I didn’t understand or to be someone else.  For 22 years, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with the apron, and it was a long time before I ever wore it. I miss my apron—I miss cooking in. I miss going back and forth from the stove to the kitchen nook studio. I miss the three perfectly sized pockets; the one for my warm M & M’s, the other for my charcoal and pastels, and the one for my roll of white artist tape.  As an artist and as mother, I’m continuously redefining the terms of my art practice. Now my apron is a part of the  MotherArt: Revisited  exhibition. Its exhibiting locally and internationally alongside works created by other mother artists and it representing something so profoundly personal to me. Through my work with  MotherArt: Revisited  I get to present it to the world—billowing proudly, hanging quietly, exposed on a clothesline.

Apron, 2016,

This apron was handmade by my mother in law, she gifted it to me shortly after I was married. When my children were little, often they would help me in the kitchen, and would love to wear it while cooking. I, however, never cooked in it because I didn’t know how, and it always made me feel uncomfortable. I’m the person who burns toast, how would I ever be a good as cook as others? What am I supposed to cook? Why do I have to do the cooking? In the beginning this apron represented so many unrealistic expectations. I felt like I was being forced to do something I didn’t understand or to be someone else.

For 22 years, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with the apron, and it was a long time before I ever wore it. I miss my apron—I miss cooking in. I miss going back and forth from the stove to the kitchen nook studio. I miss the three perfectly sized pockets; the one for my warm M & M’s, the other for my charcoal and pastels, and the one for my roll of white artist tape.

As an artist and as mother, I’m continuously redefining the terms of my art practice. Now my apron is a part of the MotherArt: Revisited exhibition. Its exhibiting locally and internationally alongside works created by other mother artists and it representing something so profoundly personal to me. Through my work with MotherArt: Revisited I get to present it to the world—billowing proudly, hanging quietly, exposed on a clothesline.

MotherArt: Revisited is a Chicago based collective that spreads its roots cross-country. We are setting a precedent in the way mother artists are collaborating and working remotely to create art that is unique, educational, and inspiring. We strive to address the social-political issues that mothers face today. We aim to interrupt and intervene through installations, exhibitions, and written work.

In the summer of 2017, MotherArt: Revisited debuted with the installation, “Interruption”, which featured work that focused on interrupting the status quo. In Summer 2018, MotherArt: Revisited launched its first journal issue, which features the poetry, prose and visual work from the group’s members.

LONDON, ENGLAND – November, 2019
MotherArt: Revisited has been invited by Lon-art.org to show in the Sheroes - Revoluciones, exhibition at the Ugly Duck, London, United Kingdom

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – September 29th - October 19th, 2019
Together with the Scottish collective, Spiltmilk, the MotherArt: Revisited collective will have a group exhibition at Edinburgh Palette, St. Margaret’s House, (151 London Rd, Edinburgh EH7 6AE,) United Kingdom. Our hallmark piece, Interruptions, will be featured.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – July 13th, 2019
MotherArt: Revisited, will have its second major group exhibition at Hairpin Arts Center (2810 N. Milwaukee Avenue) in Chicago.  Please join us for the opening reception on Wednesday, July 31st from 6 – 9 PM, as well as our workshop, performances, and screening.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – February 16, 2018
MotherArt; Revisited debut at Collaborative Collisions group exhibition at C.C.’s Art Garage, Bridgeport, Illinois.