Artists of Wo/Manhouse 2022
Nineteen amazing New Mexico artists across the gender spectrum will participate in the project.
This was a highly competitive selection process with over ninety outstanding artist proposals.
The artists will transform 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 performances and new skits will be incorporated under the direction of Judy Chicago.
Performances will occur every Saturday for the duration of the exhibition.
The Artists of Wo/Manhouse 2022
Helen Juliet Atkins is an interdisciplinary artist & curator from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her studio practice and public works are human focused and socially engaged. Much of Atkins’ work is informed by her cultural, and socioeconomic roots, and she is continually interested in engaging with communities that disrupt white-patriarchal norms. For Wo/Manhouse 2022 she is creating an installation that explores domestic ritual entitled “Divinity Bathroom” in the blue bathroom.
Santa Fe, NM
Choreographer Rosemary Carroll will be activating the outdoor space with a performance installation. Before living in New Mexico, Rosemary created dance and film installations in Brooklyn and New York. 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. Along with choreography, Rosemary has been a heavy equipment operator at the South Pole, Antarctica, and a journalist in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She will be choreographing installations throughout the summer by the pool area and the courtyard which will include guest appearances by author Bett Williams (The Wild Kindness and Girl Walking Backwards).
Vladimir Victor Dantes
Los Lunas, NM
Vladimir Victor Dantes is a University of New Mexico graduate student pursuing a PhD in multicultural psychology and enjoys illustrating, bead-work, and embroidery in his free time. He will be working in the office, using the space as a shrine dedicated to those outcast by their families and communities for coming out of the closet and embracing their true colors.
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 who she cared for. Social responsibility, nurture and relationship are common threads in her life and work. Jen’s installation for the living room in Wo/Manhouse 2022, entitled "Chord," will honor six generations in her matrilineal line from her great-great-grandmother to her daughter with a meditation on time, transition, loss and survival.
Rio Rancho, NM
Laura Feierman was born in Los Angeles during the first Womanhouse show in 1972. She currently lives and works in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, 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. Her Wo/Manhouse 2022 installation in the pink bathroom will combine her personal experiences with vulnerability, insecurity, humility and tenacity while maintaining femininity, fantasy and female empowerment.
Apolo Gomez is a visual artist based in Albuquerque, NM. He has been selected to transform the master bedroom closet into a “Pleasure Closet,” an art installation about the dislocation of queerness, desire and shame. His 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, NM. He currently works as a Studio Assistant for Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman in Belen, NM.
Olivia Hartvig (they/she) is a multidisciplinary artist and birthworker based in Northern New Mexico on Tiwa land. They are originally from the San Fernando Valley in California and found home in Oregon and New York City. Olivia’s practice, Bloom in Alchemy LLC, blends herbal medicine, massage and cranio-sacral therapies, as well as watercolor to support people through perinatal and postpartum journeys. Olivia is most called to support families through perinatal and infant loss. They use creative exercises, gentle touch, and presence to support people through transitions. They and Jules Hoffman are currently working on an installation in the kitchen of Wo/Manhouse 2022 called “Delivery Kitchen.” Olivia's art is available online at www.bloominalchemy.com.
Jules Hoffman (they/them) is an eclectic artist and visionary based in Northern New Mexico. As a singer-songwriter, Jules has toured, opened for major acts and performed at the SXSW music festival. Jules’ passion for music extends to teaching, taking them all over the world and all over YouTube. Jules uses videography, production and visual art as a way to connect beyond their music. When Jules isn’t making music they are usually cooking for friends, hiking with their dog or learning a new art form. Some of their latest art forms include; photography, collage, watercolor and ink drawing. They and Olivia Hartvig are currently working on an installation in the kitchen of Wo/Manhouse 2022 called “Delivery Kitchen.”
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 is excited to apply 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 will be working 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. 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. For Wo/Manhouse 2022, Lerma will be creating work for the laundry room.
Los Lunas, NM
Guinivere Mayse 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. Through Art Studio class, she recently participated in the design and production of a large mural project with Facebook, which is currently on display at the Los Lunas, NM, facility. Her room in Wo/Manhouse 2022 will be the pantry, and it will explore themes of horror and fear with leaving the house.
Jen Pack is a color explorer and engages with the source through personal ritual. S(he) will be in the den atWo/Manhouse 2022, which is a luminous room filled with soft natural light. 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. Jen Pack has recently been announced as one of the "12 New Mexico Artists to Know Now" in 2022.
Las Cruces, NM
Gabriel Partido is a lifelong resident of New Mexico, a mechanical engineer, and an amateur artist. Gabriel works in graphite, charcoal, and oil paint as well as digital mediums.This is his first time being featured in a major art installation. He will transform a bedroom that explores cultural norms in Wo/Manhouse 2022.
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 is collaborating with his wife, Ana June, and 17-year-old son, Graysen Riedel. Their installation at Wo/Manhouse 2022 will be 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 is excited to apply his artistic talents to the installation he is working on with his mother and father: Ana N. June and Chris Riedel. They will be installing a piece called “Arsenic Hour” in the formal dining room.
Kara Sachs directed the award-winning movie Milagros. She 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 nominated for a Golden Palm for her screenplay On Common Ground. Her Wo/Manhouse 2022 installation, “My Life As A Bed,” will be displayed in a bedroom.
Sallie Scheufler (she/they) is a multidisciplinary artist, organizer, and educator living on Tiwa land in Albuquerque. Scheufler uses personal history as artistic fodder in the context of feminist theory and familial relationships through performance, video, photography, and sculpture. Scheufler's“Encouraging Banners for Orgasms” will be installed in the hallway Wo/Manhouse 2022.
Price Vincent Valentine
Price Vincent Valentine creates art working in themes of gender identity, domestic violence, and sociopolitical turmoil. Largely autobiographical in nature, Valentine’s art is the integration of lived experience into the medium. Valentine 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, Valentine has been honored with numerous scholastic awards and opportunities to speak and work in local multimedia festivals, museums, and galleries. Valentine will be creating an installation space in the small dining room in Wo/Manhouse 2022 tackling issues of gender identity and expectation.
Lindsey Fromm is an artist and educator residing in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fromm 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. Fromm is currently a part of the city of Albuquerque’s Resiliency Residency program. 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.