Artists of Wo/Manhouse 2022
Nineteen amazing New Mexico artists across the gender spectrum participated in the project.
This was a highly competitive selection process with over 90 outstanding artist proposals.
The selected artists transformed each room of the house into explorations of what the “home” represents. Tackling issues of gender identity and expectation; parenting issues; abuse; cultural prejudice; socioeconomic constraints; the modern family;
and many other themes related to domesticity.
Historic Womanhouse and new performances were incorporated under the direction of Judy Chicago.
Performances occurred every Saturday for the duration of the exhibition.
The Artists of Wo/Manhouse 2022
Helen Juliet Atkins is an interdisciplinary artist and curator from Albuquerque, NM. For Wo/Manhouse 2022 she has created an installation in the blue bathroom that explores domestic ritual, entitled "Divinity Bathroom." Her studio practice and public works are human focused and socially engaged. Much of Atkins' work is informed by her cultural, and socio-economic roots, and she is continually interested in engaging with communities that disrupt white-patriarchal norms.
Santa Fe, NM
Choreographer Rosemary Carroll, from Santa Fe, NM, is activating the outdoor space at Wo/Manhouse 2022 with her performance installation. She is choreographing installations by the pool and in the courtyard, which includes guest appearances by author Bett Williams (The Wild Kindness and Girl Walking Backwards). Before living in New Mexico, Rosemary created dance and film installations in Brooklyn and New York City. Her work blends the rhythms of oration with the rhythms of the body and has been published in Contact Quarterly, the Poetry Project at St. Mark's in the Bowery, and Ignota Books - and shown at Grace Exhibition Space, Franklin Furnace, and Movement Research.
Vladimir Victor Dantes
Los Lunas, NM
Vladimir Victor Dantes, from Los Lunas, NM, is a UNM graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in multicultural psychology. He has created his installation in the pink bathroom at Wo/Manhouse 2022, to reflect his transition journey, which he celebrates every day and every week. He enjoys illustrating, beadwork and embroidery in his free time, and also enjoys learning new skills from other artists for use in his future art.
Jen DePaolo grew up in a working-class family in Buffalo, NY. She was born into four living generations as the oldest of six children for whom she cared. Jen's installation for the living room in Wo/Manhouse 2022, entitled "Chord," honors six generations in her matrilineal line from her great-great-grandmother to her daughter with a meditation on time, transition, loss and survival. Social responsibility, nurture and relationship are common threads in her life and work. Jen has exhibited and published widely.
Rio Rancho, NM
Laura Feierman was born in Los Angeles, CA, at the time of the first Womanhouse show in 1972. Her Wo/Manhouse 2022 installation in the office combines her personal experiences with vulnerability, insecurity, humility and tenacity, while maintaining femininity, fantasy and female empowerment. Laura now lives and works in Rio Rancho, NM, as a multidisciplinary artist who specializes in sculpture. She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from the University of New Mexico with a BFA in Studio Art/Sculpture.
Lindsey Fromm is an artist and educator residing in Albuquerque, NM. Her work in Wo/Manhouse 2022 is a large altar in the living room titled "Birth Hearth." This piece is informed by her son's birth experience and is a celebration of the divine feminine. Lindsey received a BA from the College of Creative Studies at UC Santa Barbara in 2008, and an MFA from the University of New Mexico in 2013. She is project director of the Albuquerque arts organization, Friends of the Orphan Signs, and a faculty member of the Art Department at Central New Mexico Community College, where she teaches many courses, including Jewelry, which is deeply loved by the community. Lindsey is also a part of the City of Albuquerque’s Resiliency Residency Program.
Apolo Gomez is a visual artist based in Albuquerque, NM, who also works as a studio assistant for Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman in Belen, NM. For Wo/Manhouse 2022, he has transformed the master bedroom's closet into a "Pleasure Closet," an installation about the dislocation of queerness, desire and shame. Apolo's work has been exhibited at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO, University of Art, Hamilton & Arronson Galleries, Philadelphia, PA, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum, Albuquerque.
Olivia Hartvig (they/she) (left) is a multidisciplinary artist and birthworker based in Northern New Mexico. They created their installation in the kitchen for Wo/Manhouse 2022 called "Delivery Kitchen" to dismantle stigmas around pregnancy, body and bottle feeding, and parenthood. Olivia is originally from the San Fernando Valley, CA. She is most called to support families through perinatal and infant loss. She uses creative exercises, gentle touch and presence to support people through their transitions.
Jules Hoffman (they/them) is an eclectic artist and visionary based in Northern New Mexico. They created their installation in the kitchen for Wo/Manhouse 2022 called "Delivery Kitchen" to dismantle stigmas around pregnancy, body and bottle feeding, and parenthood. As a singer-songwriter, Jules has toured, opening for major acts. They use videography, production and visual art to connect beyond their music. Some of their latest art forms is photography, collage, watercolor and ink drawing.
Ana N. June
Ana N. June is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of New Mexico Valencia branch campus. She has worked as a writer, photographer, and graphic designer for more than 20 years and has applied a set of personal stories to her installation at Wo/Manhouse 2022 in partnership with her husband, Chris Riedel, and 17-year-old son, Graysen Riedel. Ana, Chris, and Graysen worked in the formal dining room.
Stephanie Lerma is a New Mexico native, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, baker, knitter, musician, educator and has been a papermaker for the past 30 years. For Wo/Manhouse 2022, Stephanie created work for the laundry room called "Dirty Laundry." She received her teaching certification in piano pedagogue from L’Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, France, and holds degrees in English and Women's Studies from the University of New York, Albany. Her work has been shown in universities and museums throughout the United States, Japan, China and South Korea and can be found in private and public collections around the world.
Los Lunas, NM
Guinivere Mayse, from Los Lunas, NM, is an 18-year-old dual credit student at the University of New Mexico, pursuing triple majors in Art Conservation, Art History and Art Studio, with a minor in International Studies. Her Wo/Manhouse 2022 room is the pantry. "7 Rules a Day" explores the fears and horrors of leaving the safety of one's house. Through her Art Studio class, she recently participated in the design and production of a large mural with Facebook, which is on display at Facebook's Los Lunas Data Center.
J P (formerly Jen Pack 백희숙)
J P (formerly Jen Pack 백희숙) is a color explorer from Albuquerque, NM, who engages with the source through personal ritual. Jen's work in the den in Wo/Manhouse 2022, a luminous room filled with soft natural light. S(he) believes it is the perfect space to continue exploring intersections and liminal spaces through form, material and color, as well as integration of personal story and cultural symbols. A rising star, Jen is one of the "12 New Mexico Artists to Know Now" for 2022, according to Southwest Contemporary.
Las Cruces, NM
Gabriel Partido is a lifelong resident of New Mexico, a mechanical engineer in Las Cruces, NM, and an amateur artist. Gabriel transformed a bedroom in Wo/Manhouse 2022 for his installation called "¡Ay Mijo!" He made a room that looks traditionally masculine at first glance (a teenage boy’s room with a focus on cars and sports) but with an underlying feminine intrigue. He works in graphite, charcoal and oil paint, as well as digital mediums. This is his first time being featured in a major art installation.
Chris Riedel is a graduate of Prescott College and the University of New Mexico. He is a self-described dabbler in all mediums. His focus has been primarily on creating digital monsters and robots for an upcoming project when he is not working on several construction projects on his home in Belen, NM. Recently, he acquired a welder and started experimenting with metal again to expand his creative skills. Chris collaborated with his wife, Ana June, and 17-year-old son, Graysen Riedel. Their installation at Wo/Manhouse 2022 is displayed in the formal dining room.
Graysen C.M. Riedel is a 17-year-old senior in high school. He has been an artist since he was a small child, and applied his artistic talents to the installation with his mother and father: Ana N. June and Chris Riedel. They installed the piece called “Arsenic Hour” in the formal dining room.
Kara Sachs is a filmmaker from Belen, NM. Her Wo/Manhouse 2022 installation, in the master bedroom, "My Life as a Bed," addresses the role of the bed in our lives. She directed the award-winning movie Milagros, and wrote and directed Freedom, a highly acclaimed film about a soldier’s return. She is a New Visions Award Winner for her film King 4 A Day and was nominated for a Golden Palm for her screenplay On Common Ground.
Sallie Scheufler (she/they) is a multidisciplinary artist, organizer and educator living on Tiwa land in Albuquerque, NM. Sallie's "Encouraging Banners for Orgasms" is installed in the hallway at Wo/Manhouse 2022. These matter-of-fact directives hang in graceful curves that echo the form of the female body, destabilizing the taboo surrounding female sexuality and female genitalia. Sallie uses personal history as artistic fodder in the context of feminist theory and familial relationships through performance, video, photography and sculpture.
Price Vincent Valentine
Price Vincent Valentine is from Taos, NM. Price created the Wo/Manhouse 2022 installation in the small dining room called "Disappointing Birthday Party," tackling issues of gender identity and expectation. Price creates art working in themes of gender identity, domestic violence and sociopolitical turmoil. Largely autobiographical in nature, Price's art is the integration of lived experience into the medium. Price often creates surfaces with layered discarded household items, supplying a rich narrative in the intersections of self, family, culture and environment. Working and studying in New Mexico, Price has been honored with numerous scholastic awards and opportunities to speak and work in local multimedia festivals, museums and galleries.