Back to All Events

Mother and" vs. "Mother or": Shifting the Narrative


Mother and" vs. "Mother or": Shifting the Narrative
April 13th, 3pm
Free & Open to the Public

Project for Empty Space
2 Gateway Center
Newark, New Jersey

Join Project for Empty Space on Saturday, April 13th, at 3pm, for "Mother and" vs. "Mother or": Shifting the Narrative, a conversation between mothers in the arts on maintaining roles, and combating stigma through art activism and organizing. Project for Empty Space Co-Director and new mom, Rebecca Pauline Jampol will moderate a roundtable discussion with artists and arts organizers:

Aimee Gilmore: Mother of Maya and Max, Artist and Current PES Feminist in Residence
Amy Hughes Braden: Mother of Quincy, Artist and Founder of the Artist Mother Studio (Washington DC)
Mashonda Tifrere: Mother of Kasseem, Curator and Founder of ArtLeadHER, Author of Blend: The Secret to Co-Parenting and Creating a Balanced Family
Zoë Buckman: Mother of Cleo and Artist

Aimee Gilmore is a multi-disciplinary artist based out of Philadelphia. She holds an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and a BFA from Moore College of Art & Design. Gilmore works in sculpture, installation, printmaking and photography and has completed residencies at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, The Vermont Studio Center, and The Wassaic Project in New York. Gilmore has shown work throughout Philadelphia and across the country including at MF Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), MIT Media Lab (Cambridge, MA), Brodsky Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), and Icebox Project Space (Philadelphia, PA). Her solo exhibition, The Let Down, took place at The Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, VA in 2018. Gilmore has served as Assistant Director of the Philadelphia Sculptors since 2017.

Amy Hughes Braden is a DC-based painter who graduated from the Corcoran College of Art & Design in 2011. She works out of Red Dirt Studio in Mt. Rainier, MD. In addition to her painting practice, she is the creator of Artist Mother Studio, a funded residency with free childcare for caregivers who are artists.

Singer, songwriter, artist and mother, Mashonda Tifrere has fulfilled her calling to combat gender bias by empowering female artists and curators from around the world. ArtLeadHER is a platform she began pioneering in March 2016 to celebrate and draw awareness to female artists in a male-dominated art world. Mashonda currently resides in New York City with her son. In October 2018, she released Blend: an experience-based book about balanced co-parenting for blended families, with contributions from her co-parents Swizz Beatz and his wife, Alicia Keys. 

Zoë Buckman is a multi-disciplinary artist working in sculpture, installation, and photography, exploring themes of Feminism, mortality, and equality. Buckman’s work has been shown in solo exhibitions including Heavy Rag, at Albertz Benda, New York, Let Her Rave at Gavlak Gallery Los Angeles, Imprison Her Soft Hand at Project for Empty Space, Newark; Every Curve at PAPILLION ART, Los Angeles; and Present Life at Garis & Hahn Gallery, New York.  In February 2018, the Art Production Fund commissioned Buckman’s first public sculpture, Champ, installed on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, LA.

Earlier Event: April 13
Newark Spring Open Studios
Later Event: June 1