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The Price of FGM

Sharing this impactful 28 Too Many ad campaign aimed to raise awareness of the real price of FGM (female genital mutilation). Paul Gregson and Jono Flannery, a creative duo, designed this powerful ad campaign using my Coin Cunt images.

FGM is a harmful traditional practice involving the cutting or removal of the external female genitalia. It has existed for more than 2,000 years and is performed on girls from birth, up to just before marriage, and sometimes beyond.

It is estimated that more than 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation in the countries where the practice is concentrated. Furthermore, there are an estimated 3 million girls at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation every year. The majority of girls are cut before they turn 15 years old. FGM has been documented in at least 30 countries, mainly in Africa, as well as in the Middle East and Asia. It is also prevalent in diaspora communities around the world, even in the United States.

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For traditional cutters, FGM is their livelihood. It is often seen as a lucrative job. But for girls and women it can lead to psychological problems, higher risk of infections & HIV, pain during sex, complications & even death in pregnancy or childbirth. While some are making money out of FGM, it's quite clear who pays the real price.

The British based organization 28 Too Many is dedicated to ending female genital mutilation everywhere. Their work focuses on the 28 African countries where it is practiced and in many other countries where it continues, often in spite of laws against it. Please visit 28 Too Many to find out how you can help end this horrific practice and save the futures of so many young girls.


I'm delighted to have my flesh colored grouping of Coin Cunts included in Vulvacular, a timely exhibition celebrating the rise of the vulva at Ceres Gallery in New York City. Artist/curators Susan Kaplow and Pam Shields have brought together the work of 19 artists whose take on the vulva is hilarious, sexy, poignant, searing and political. Works from the gallery show may also be viewed via the exhibition website.

In conjunction with Vulvacular, Ceres Gallery will present a free screening of VULVA 3.0, a documentary surveying attitudes towards female genitals through history to the present.  Vulva 3.0 demonstrates the current attacks on and degradation of the vulva and the forms of resistance to these attacks by educators, scholars and activists. Three artists will comment after the film, highlighting the ways in which their art practice is another form of resistance.

Rhiannon Schneiderman, Lady Manes #1, digital photograph, 2012

Ceres Gallery
545 W. 27th St. #201 / New York, NY

October 31 - November 25, 2017
Reception: Thursday, Nov 2nd, 6-8 pm
Vulva 3.0 Screening: Wednesday, Nov 8th, 7-9 pm

IDAFT: Los Angeles

Whitney Bell's I Didn't Ask For This: A Lifetime Of Dick Pics is back--this time in her hometown of Los Angeles, California. She is hosting the weekend event with the goal of exposing the normalization of misogyny and confronting the issue of sexual harassment in the digital age. In addition to a Friday night Penis Party, featuring a plethora of unsolicited dick pics staged in the comfort of her own home, Whitney has invited a kickass line-up of feminists to join discussion panels on Saturday. The topics include Feminism 101 For Men, Harassment In The Digital Era and The Intersection of Feminism & Pornography. Shirley Manson, the front woman of Garbage, is one of the panelists!

Along with the installation featuring Whitney's collection of unsolicited dick pics, I Didn't Ask For This will exhibit the work of a diverse mix of of over 20 artists who span the spectrums of gender, race, and sexuality to give an intersectional perspective to sexual harassment in the digital age. In addition to a grouping of my Coin Cunt's, my newest installation piece dubbed Thumbs Down will be making its debut. Thumbs Down was created using the thumbs of vintage women's gloves. It is a not so subtle statement on the flaccid performance of our pussy-grabber-in-chief.

I Didn't Ask For This: A Lifetime Of Dick Pics
Think Tank Gallery / Los Angeles, CA
Friday Oct 6, 8-1am & Saturday Oct 7, 12pm-6pm
Tickets Available Here

Seen And Heard

Protest by Lena Rushing

Earlier this year I was invited by artist and curator Lena Rushing to participate in Seen And Heard, an exhibit paying homage to the women's rights movement. Included in the exhibition are a grouping of my Fiber Fetishes, interactive Bound Scissors, and a new wall sculpture created specifically for this show titled Out Of Reach.

I spent the first part of the year scavenging up all the vintage women's gloves I could find in order to create Out Of Reach. In the sculpture, I stitched the fingers from these various gloves onto a metal grate to form a compact, round cluster reminiscent of a breast. The piece represents the hands of all the women who have strived, fought, toiled, and persisted in the ongoing fight for equality for all. We celebrate those before us and join hands as we move forward together--reaching out and shattering those glass ceilings.

Designed to celebrate the efforts and accomplishments of women, the importance of the women’s rights movement, feminism, and the strength, independence, and bravery of women, Seen And Heard offers a powerful collection of artwork by eight nationally-acclaimed artists: Alise Anderson, Donna Bates, Kristin Bauer, Gabriela Handal, Sara E. Morales-Morgan, Meryl Pataky, Lena Rushing and Suzanna Scott.
Seen And Heard
Studios on the Park / Atrium Gallery
1130 Pine Street, Paso Robles, CA
September 28 - October 22, 2017
Opening Reception: October 7th, 6-9 pm

Le Papier

Thirteen of my works on paper are included in Le Papier, an invitational exhibition of contemporary drawings and paper-made pieces in all forms and dimensions. I must extend a word of thanks to the staff at Dunedin Fine Art Center for all the precautions they took to protect artwork during Hurricane Irma two weeks ago. The exhibition was slated to open earlier this month, but the opening was postponed due to the impending hurricane. Despite plywood boarding up the damaged gallery windows the show is back on the walls and opens this Friday.
In the group exhibition, Le Papier, seven artists present works on (and of) paper. See the watercolors of Caitlin Albritton, Eva Avenue and Kristin Beauvoir. Paintings by Leslie Fry and Laine Nixon and the collages of Suzanna Scott. Finally, we remember painter, sculptor, printmaker + visionary, Roland Poska who died earlier this year. Poska had a solo show at DFAC in 2005 of his extraordinary pulp paintings and sculptures. Here, a small sampling of his enormous heart and soul, return to us.

Le Papier
Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL
September 22 - December 24, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, Sept 22nd 6-9pm

L'Origine Du Monde

In 1866 an Ottoman diplomat commissioned one of the most infamous paintings ever by French artist Gustav Courbet'L’Origine du monde' ('The Origin of the World'). The painting still to this day because of its very nature and realistic, graphic nudity, has the power to shock and trigger censorship. It pushed the idea of what is erotic, sensual and romantic to what is pornographic and unmoral.

"Eroticism is dependent not just upon an individual's
sexual morality, but also the culture and time
in which an individual resides.”
- Honore’ de Balzac

This exhibition brings together twenty-two artists, both local and International, with over sixty works of art ranging from painting and drawing to photography and sculpture. The show explores the ideas of sexuality, sensualism, romance, humor, innuendo and eroticism.
L'Origine Du Monde
Scarlet Seven Fine Art Gallery
137 4th Street, Troy, NY
August 25th - September 24, 2017
Reception: Friday, August 25th from 6-9pm

Exhibiting Artists: Michael Bergt, Nina Covington, Daniel Maidman, Reuben Negron, Julie Branch, Suzanna Scott, Colleen Lynch, Gary Masline, Mary Ellen Riell, Emily Lamb, Jeanne Ciravolo, Jon Gernon, Jeff Wigman, Yeachin Tsai, Jilian Platt, Frida Castelli, Corey Pitkin, Andrea Hersh, Rachel Gibson, Louis Braquet, Michael Bach, Chad Span


I Didn't Ask For This

Whitney Bell is a writer, artist, activist, fashion-designer and self-dubbed 'feminist bitch'. When she approached me about participating in this event I had to pause and re-read the intent of the exhibit before responding with a 'hell yes!'. This conversation is a little off-putting, provocative on so many fronts and most often kept from public discourse. The content of 'I Didn't Ask For This: A Lifetime of Dick Pics' is an unsolicited collection of male groin images that have been framed up in mis-matched vintage frames and placed in a reconstructed tableau of Whitney's cozy home.

As Whitney remarks in this interview she wants to "demonstrate the pervasive and invading nature of digital harassment. The content is relatable to so many women, which proves the necessity of opening up this discussion. The unsolicited dick pic is horrible, but what's worse is the fact that this is how little respect many men have for women," she says. "We think we have come so far but misogyny is just a prevalent as ever — whether that be a dick pic in your inbox, or a pussy grab from the president."

Along with the installation featuring the collection of unsolicited dick pics 'I Didn't Ask For This' will feature the work of a diverse mix of artists who span the spectrums of gender, race, and sexuality to give an intersectional perspective to sexual harassment in the digital age.

I Didn't Ask For This: A Lifetime Of Dick Pics
SOMArts Cultural Center • San Fransciso, CA
Friday, June 9th • 7pm - Midnight PDT
AND Saturday, June 10th • 11am - 4pm
Tickets Available Here

Glasshouse Interview

Lucy Vincent of Glasshouse Journal recently interviewed me over on their blog if you want to take a peek. The image featured here is 'Drip Drop' one of several new collage pieces up on my website.

Flora, Fauna & Entrails

I'm excited to announce the inaugural exhibit of my Fiber Fetishes collection and work here in our new home state of Louisiana. The family and I will be attending the opening this weekend so if you're in the New Orleans area please stop by, take a gander at all the fiber art and say hello!
Fabric and thread are inextricably bound to our everyday lives. Flora, Fauna, and Entrails brings together artists using fibers in their practice to explore the beauty and fragility of the nature around them. Flora, Fauna, and Entrails is Antenna’s fourth exhibition exploring the work of artists that expand on the potential of fiber in contemporary art practices while still being steeped in craft traditions.
Antenna presents:
Flora, Fauna, and Entrails
3718 St. Claude St, New Orleans
On view: April 8 – May 7, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday April 8, 6-10pm
Daily hours: Tuesday through Sunday 12-5 
Featuring fiber artists Linda Beach, Raina Benoit, Raluca Iancu, Gina Phillips, and Suzanna Scott.

UPDATE // A few images from the opening night. Also, several more pictures of the exhibition posted here.

Lee mis laVios

A grouping of twenty Coin Cunts is in Mexico City for their international debut in the exhibition lee mis laVios. This clever show title is a play on words meaning 'read my lips' with the capital letter 'V' symbolizing the vulva/vagina.

The exhibition, lee mis laVios, chooses to undress the vagina from its prejudices, fetishes and desires, aiming for the acceptance of its sexual naturalization.
Throughout traditional art history the vagina has been systematically excluded, its representations either fade under a translucent veil or are replaced by a sexless pubis. This absence of detail has transformed it into an obscene and indiscreet symbol.
The gesture of symbolizing the vagina becomes an excuse to avoid it. Masculine gaze has constructed a specific imagery around it, based on simultaneous desire-censorship and summing it up through fertility symbols, objects of desire or immoral impurities. Its materialization is either morbid or symbolic. Indeed, vaginas have lost their right to (re)present themselves.
Lee mis laVios unveils the vagina from its prejudices in order to confront it as it is. By analyzing its allegorical connections we deconstruct the structure that surrounds it.
Read my lips: a vagina is more than anything, a vagina. It does not require any validation by dignifying it through symbols. The vagina exists as it is, dignified and worthy of its being. Now it's time to make this evident. 
Participating artists include Jamie Martinez, Maisie Cousins, Suzanna Scott, Rosa Borras, Sara Lorusso and Los Ninxs.

Playing With Scissors

Thought I'd share a few images of my Bound Scissors out in the wild. Playing with scissors is a safe activity as long as they're bound and stitched up tight! I'm pleased that this interactive piece has now been exhibited in three venues, a year ago in Touch: Interactive Craft, this past January in Material As Medium, and this weekend as part of Play, an all media exhibition at the SAA Collective in Springfield, Illinois. 

The exhibition Play was juried by by Bob Sill, a curator of art at Illinois State Museum. Play is the spontaneous, unstructured time found to foster creativity and problem-solving skills. As we grow up we tend to trivialize play and relegate it to childhood, but it’s an important element of life at any age. The exhibit features work not only about play in the traditional sense, but also the idea of being in the moment, of inspiring wonder, of invoking your natural curiosity. The viewers are encouraged to interact and play with many of the pieces on exhibit.

PLAY: All Media Exhibition
SAA Collective / H.D. Smith Gallery / Springfield, IL

March 10 - 31, 2017 
Opening reception March 11 / 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Participating artists are Bruce Alves, Lex Archibald, Piety Choi, Betsy Dollar, Lauren Feret, Cathy Ganschinietz, John Hayes, Tessa Martinez, Corrin Smithson McWhirter, Beth Rodgers and Suzanna Scott.

Image by Adele Stuckey

Image by Leslie Mounaime

Image by Katie Riggs

Image by Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts

Image by Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts

Image by SAA Collective

Image by Emma Wilson

A big thanks to all of you who've shared your arrangements of Bound Scissors via social media. #boundscissorproject

Duality Of Feminine

My collection of red (and a few purple) Coin Cunts will be on view during the month of March at Gallery 66 NY in Cold Spring, New York. The exhibition, Duality of Feminine and Feminist, was juried by artist/curator Karen Gutfreund. These are some of the questions the artists were asked to ponder:
Endless news cycles emphasize the fragmentary nature of our present society and a divided nations’ opposition to a single logic or subject. With this in mind, how do women balance the duality of feminine and feminist? Should we be concerned with the manner in which a woman is portrayed as strong and/or feminine? In recent cultural movements, the ramifications of mixed gender attributes seemed to be growing in popularity yet with the recent elections and threats to women’s rights in particular, are we going backwards. This ability to carry the strengths of both genders is empowering but are we now dealing with a backlash? Is the current political atmosphere an attempt to return to the stereotypical view of women as submissive and passive?
Duality of Feminine and Feminist
Gallery 66 NY / Cold Spring, NY
March 3rd – April 2nd
Opening reception, March 3rd 6-9 pm
Artworks in the Duality of Feminine and Feminist exhibit are varied with works on paper, glass, collage, porcelain, photography, painting, fabric, assemblage, appropriated imagery and mixed media, with messages just as varied.  The artists participating in this exhibit are from across the nation and include works by Torey Akers, Audrey Bernstein, Sarah Eagen, Sally Edelstein, Leslie Fandrich, Morgan Ford Willingham, Colleen Gahrmann, Lucy Julia Hale, Amy Hughes, Marie-Laure Ilie, Blond Jenny, Joan Lesikin, Lisa Levart, Sally Ann McKinsey Sisk, Jillian Nalty, Landon Newton, Antonella Piemontese, Jessica Putnam-Phillips, Suzanna Scott, Samantha Senack, Rosalind Shaffer, Allegra Shunk, Susan Singer, Dafna Steinberg, Gail Stouffer, Terrill Warrenburg, Jennifer Weigel, Galelyn Williams and Meghan Willis.

Wage On!

WAGE ON! Women, Art, and Money will be the featured national exhibition of the 2017 Women’s Caucus for Art national conference in New York City. Hosted at Ceres Gallery, the exhibition offers a timely opportunity to address the impact of a changing political and economic landscape on women and art through the lens of twenty artists selected by juror Helga Christoffersen, an assistant curator at the New Museum. As she remarked: 
I looked to works that took on issues of woman’s work, rights, and identity today, in ways that speak to fundamental underlying issues in our society that affect us all. This exhibition is an important initiative and an example of a way to bring together a broad range of voices, opinions, and practices under a united and urgent cause.
My grouping of fourteen 'Coin Cunts' was selected to be included in the exhibition which runs through February 25th.


WCA will host public Artists Reception on Thursday, February 16 from 6-8 pm. A full-color catalogue will accompany the exhibition and is available for purchase here.

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About the Women's Caucus For Art: Founded in 1972, the Women's Caucus For Art is the leading national organization for women engaged in the visual arts professions, an affiliated society of the College Art Association, a founding partner of The Feminist Art Project and a United Nations NGO. The mission of the Women's Caucus for Art is to create community through art, education, and social activism.

New Prints

In light of recent political events here in the United States my series of Coin Cunts has continued to gain interest and raise awareness of women's issues on many different fronts. Women around the world are fighting back and speaking out in multitudes to challenge the rise of misogynist, racist, and ignorant rhetoric that is dominating the cycle of our lives. I continue to seek out used kisslock coin purses with colorful and/or interesting interiors to grow the collection--it currently numbers over 100 pieces!

Since the first print has sold out--I've picked two new Coin Cunt images to make available as limited edition prints. The proceeds from these prints will continue to fund the growth of this project and its exhibition. You can purchase the new prints here.

Love & Empathy

Since November 10th, these words have been ringing in my ears: "To all the little girls watching...never doubt that you are valuable and powerful & deserving of every chance & opportunity in the world". --Hillary Clinton
On Saturday we joined with millions of others around the world for a "sister march" of the Women's March On Washington in Shreveport, Louisiana.

As we gathered on the sidewalk of the courthouse to march we met friendly folks of all generations. Many approached Lizzie to tell her they came today to march for her and for her generation. They told her they were proud of her for marching for what she believes in. They told her she was beautiful. I thank these kind strangers for empowering her.
My daughter is young and on the cusp of womanhood. She has so many questions, she is confused about the hateful rhetoric flying around the news and social media. She wants to do something to make it stop and to show love and empathy towards others.

Together we read the mission statement and like a wave it echoed through the crowd lined around the courthouse. Together we took a first step and we marched. Hear our voice!

Photo credit: The Shreveport Times

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