The Last Taboo - by Larissa Kikol
Hyperallergic Review of Inappropriate Bodies
Inappropriate Bodies: Art, Design, and Maternity
An Artist and A Mother
An Artist and a Mother is a book of visual artworks and essays that speak to the diverse ways artists balance creative life with the demands of mothering. It includes thirty-seven essays describing the work of thirty-nine international artists and an art collective, as well as a resource guide with books, journals, magazines, organizations, and other resources. This book seeks to highlight the growing body of artist mothers who are making visually and conceptually interesting artwork not just despite their status as mothers, but often because of the inspiration and challenges that come with motherhood.
Metropolis M - The Mother as a new artistic role model
For her PhD-research on ‘maternal aesth-ethics’ Deirdre M. Donoghue departed from the actual doings of mother-artists such as Weronika Zielinska, Courtney Kessel and Arahmaiani Feisal. Richtje Reinsma talks to her about mothering as 'a discipline' with far-reaching aesthetic, political and environmental force.
Read the article on Metropolis M
Reflection Refraction Reaction
Artist/Mother Podcast Interview with Kaylan Buteyn
artistmotherpodcast.com/podcast/70-in-b… Artist/Mother Podcast 70: In Balance With - a conversation between Courtney Kessel and her daughter Chloe|
Mom Egg Review - January 12, 2020
Both Artist and Mother Interview - March 2016
New Maternalism 2016 -
M/Other Voices essay
Other Peoples Pixels Interview
Cultural Reproducers: Interview Courtney Kessel
June 1, 2015
Cultural Reproducers Interview with Chrissy LaMaster
List shown in reverse chronological order
Family Practice: Artist and Family Collaborations
I am pleased to be included in presenting on this panel chaired by Niku Kashef, California State University, Northridge, and Woodbury University
College Art Association Conference, New York, NY
Time: 02/16/2017: 1:30PM–3:00PM
Location: Murray Hill Suite East/West, 2nd Floor (ARTspace)
About the panel:
Whether you’re working as an academic, curator, writer, or in another job it is difficult to juggle your studio practice, your life, and your family. If one part is really good, then the other parts are often suffering. For those balancing outside-of-studio careers, there is even less time for practice. Many artists often consider the decisions of starting a family with what sort of art career they want. This panel brings together artists, media makers, artist-couples, and collectives that are actively collaborating with and making work related to their “family practice.” Panelists discuss changes in their practices, the still prevalent “taboos” of family practice in the art world and academia, and share their self-generated resources for success and community support systems.
Courtney Kessel, Ohio University
Rachel Lachowicz, Claremont Graduate University
Walter Meyer, Santa Monica College
Margaret Morgan, Independent Artist
Christen Clifford, The New School and Dixon Place
New Maternalisms: Redux and Mapping the Maternal: Art, Ethics, and the Anthropocene
New Maternalisms, FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, Canada
Third in a series of exhibitions, Redux features 5 international artists who are working with projects and performances surrounding maternal subjectivity: Lenka Clayton, Alejandra Herrerra Silva, Jess Dobkin, Jill Miller and myself.
During a three day colloquium, many events are scheduled to take place in a number of venues.
*Performing Motherhood: Artistic, Activist, and Everyday Enactments*
Jennie Klein wrote an essay on my work along with Barbara T. Smith and Alejandra Herrera called, "Grains and Crumbs: Performing Maternity" in this book from Demeter Press.
Purchase your copy today!
*Family Matters: Portraits and Experiences of Families Today*
March 14- July 20, 2014
If you get to Florence, Italy or anywhere near, try and see this show!
Or order a catalog at Mandragora.it
Family Matters. Portraits and experiences of family today presents the works of eleven international artists (Guy Ben- Ner, Sophie Calle, Jim Campbell, John Clang, Nan Goldin, Courtney Kessel, Ottonella Mocellin and Nicola Pellegrini, Trish Morrissey, Hans Op de Beeck, Chrischa Oswald, Thomas Struth) that encourage an investigation into the images, dynamics and structures that define the concept of family in the contemporary world.
14 March-20 July 2014
Opening : Thursday, 13 March 2014, 7:00pm
Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina
Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
- See more HERE
Complicated Labors, 2014, Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery
I am honored to be included in this exhibition at the University of California, Santa Cruz:
February 5 - March 15, 2014, Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery
Curated by Irene Lusztig
Artists: Lenka Clayton, Mary Kelly, Natalie Loveless, Irene Lusztig, Jill Miller, Mother Art Collective, Alejandra Herrera Silva, Mierle Laderman Ukeles
Also featuring a screening series of work by: Myrel Chernick, Mark Cooley, Celia Cooley, and Beth Hall, Masha Godovannaya, Courtney Kessel, Ellina Kevorkian, Dillon Paul and Lindsey Wolkowicz
Opening Reception: February 5, 5:00-7:00pm
COMPLICATED LABORS SYMPOSIUM:
February 5, 2014, 10 AM - 5 PM, Digital Arts Research Center, Room 306 (DARC Light Lab)
Organized by Micah Perks and Irene Lusztig
Keynote talk by Mary Kelly
Symposium participants: Amra Brooks, Jennifer González, Mary Kelly, Natalie Loveless, Irene Lusztig, Jill Miller, Megan Moodie, Kate Moses, Micah Perks, Carmen Giménez Smith, Michelle Tea and Mother Art Collective (members Deborah Krall, Suzanne Siegel, Laura Silagi).
2014 Ohio University School of Art + Design Faculty Exhibition press
The faculty art exhibit is up and looking strong.
January 17- March 16, 2014
Kennedy Museum of Art
The Feminist Art Project in Chicago, February 2014
"The theme of the 2014 TFAP day of panels is the representation of the maternal in art and visual culture. Topics of discussion include art historical readings of maternity, the maternal body, exhibitions that address maternity/motherhood, collaboration with children, and what it means to be a mother and an artist today in relationship to the issueof M/E/A/N/I/N/G on artists/mothers."
Chair: Rachel Epp Buller, Bethel College
Panelists: Lynn Somers-Davis, Drew University; Jill Miller, San Francisco Art Institute; Marni Kotak, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn; Lise Haller Baggesen, independent artist; Courtney Kessel, The Dairy Barn Arts Center
MAMSIE: Maternal Aesthetics: The Surprise of the Real
www.mamsie.bbk.ac.uk/ Mamsie: Studies in the Maternal|
Special Issue: Surprise of the Real, Edited by Andrea Liss
Article on the Symposium for Ephemeral Art and Practice
wfpl.org/post/not-painting-ephemeral-ar… Read Article Here|
Article in Art Pulse Magazine
MIA Moving Image Art Series
a one-night exhibition
23 November 2012 – 7-10PM
The video In Balance With will be screened along with 13 other international artists:
Salwa Aleryani – JE Baker – David Beck – Anna Bruinsma
Jose Armando de Miranda Filho – Courtney Kessel – Muriel Montini
Chee Wang Ng – Timothy David Orme – Katarzyna Pagowska
Tara Raye Russo – Viktoria Schmid – Lili White – Sasha Zuwolinsky
This is a one night screening of curated works by Alanna Simone for the
Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, CA