• Both Artist and Mother Interview - March 2016

  • M/Other Voices essay

  • Other Peoples Pixels Interview

  • Cultural Reproducers: Interview Courtney Kessel

  • 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)
    CAA link

    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

    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*

    I am honored to be included in this exhibition at the University of California, Santa Cruz:

    Complicated Labors

    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
    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

    Saturday, February 15, 9:30am

    "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."

    2:10-3:30 PM
    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

  • Indiana University Southeast and Bellarmine University

  • Article on the Symposium for Ephemeral Art and Practice

  • Finalist for the Sustainable Arts Foundation

    www.sustainableartsfoundation.org/ Sustainable Arts Foundation

    The Sustainable Arts Foundation is a non-profit foundation supporting artists and writers with families. Our mission is to provide financial awards to parents pursuing creative work.

    Too often, creative impulses are set aside to meet the wonderful, but pressing, demands of raising a family. The foundation's goal is to encourage parents to continue pursuing their creative passion, and to rekindle it in those who may have let it slide.

  • HWD "Best of Show" awarded by Juror Hunter Stamps

  • 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

  • MIA Moving Image Art Series

    November 23- Black Friday

    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

  • Article in Art Pulse Magazine

  • Courtney Kessel and Linda T. Diec Two Person Show

    Roy G Biv Gallery
    997 North High Street
    Columbus Ohio 43201
    November 3 - 24, 2012
    Opening reception: Saturday, Nov. 3, @ 7-10pm
    *Artist Talk, Saturday, Nov. 24, @ 2:30pm

  • Reveal Collaborative @ Majestic Galleries

    Majestic Galleries
    October 26- November 25, 2012
    Opening reception Final Fridays October 26, 6 - 10pm

    Majestic on Facebook

  • New Country: Ruralism in Contemporary Art

    October 24- November 20
    Claypool_Young Art Gallery on Facebook

    Visiting Artist Lecture: Courtney Kessel
    Nov, 20, 10:20 & 12:40
    Claypool-Young Art Gallery
    Morehead State University
    Morehead, Kentucky

  • Visiting Faculty Exhibition

    Trisolini Gallery
    September 3 - October 11, 2012
    Opening reception: September 6, 6 - 8pm

  • Performing Visibility

    MFA Thesis Exhibition
    Trisolini Gallery
    April 10-21, 2012
    Artist's Reception Saturday, April 14, 4-6pm
    Performance of In Balance With starting at 5:15pm

  • On Another Note

    Reveal Collective (Courtney Kessel, Natalie Tornatore, Danielle Wyckoff)
    will show in exhibit On Another Note
    St. Louis Art Guild
    St. Louis, Missouri
    January 20, 2012- March 17, 2012
    On Another Note