Her eyes were sunken and circled from a lack of sleep. As she gazed through me, she started talking. The words tumbled out of her onto the ground. No one else seemed to hear. They didn’t hear about her violent divorce and her son and daughter who she was raising alone. They didn’t hear about the three jobs she juggled in order to pay the hospital bills or the hour she commutes each way on the bus. This is just part of the story that needs to be told.
In the 1970s, a group of women artists created Mother Art. The collective used it as a platform to draw attention to the social and political issues that mothers face.
Yet even today, these issues continue to be relevant to new generations of mothers.
During the summer of 2017, a group of artists from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Low-Residency MFA program came together to form Mother Art: Revisited.
As a collective, we bring diverse approaches and perspectives toward protecting women’s health and livelihood.
We strive to interrupt and intervene through installations, exhibitions and written work.