Curated by Astria Suparak and Ceci Moss.
Alien She is the first exhibition to examine the lasting impact of Riot Grrrl on artists and cultural producers working today. A pioneering punk feminist movement that emerged in the early 1990s, Riot Grrrl has had a pivotal influence, inspiring many around the world to pursue socially and politically progressive careers as artists, activists, authors and educators. Emphasizing female and youth empowerment, collaborative organization, creative resistance and DIY ethics, Riot Grrrl helped a new generation to become active feminists and create their own culture and communities that reflect their values and experiences, in contrast to mainstream conventions and expectations.
Alien She focuses on seven people whose visual art practices were informed by their contact with Riot Grrrl. Each artist is represented by several projects from the last 20 years, including new and rarely seen works, providing an insight into the development of their creative practices and individual trajectories.
Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Tammy Rae Carland, Miranda July, Faythe Levine, Allyson Mitchell, L.J. Roberts, Stephanie Syjuco
Collaborative Projects and Platforms include:
Counterfeit Crochet Project, Feminist Art Gallery (FAG), General Sisters, Handmade Nation, Joanie 4 Jackie, Learning to Love You More, LTTR, projet MOBILIVRE-BOOKMOBILE project, Sign Painters, Somebody and more
Sept. 21, 2013 – Feb. 16, 2014. (Pittsburgh, PA) Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University
March 7 – April 27, 2014. (Philadelphia, PA) Vox Populi
Oct. 24, 2014 – Jan. 25, 2015. (San Francisco, CA) Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Feb. 15 – May 17, 2015. (Newport Beach, CA) Orange County Museum of Art
Sept. 3, 2015 – Jan. 9, 2016. (Portland, OR) Pacific Northwest College of Art: Feldman Gallery & Museum of Contemporary Craft