We believe the best way to achieve our aims & objectives is through a dedicated membership network for artists who are mothers.
meet our members:
JESS RIPPENGALE is a Cornish artist currently living in London with her partner and son. Jess uses the traditional craft skills of whittling and crochet, handed down to her through the generations, to describe the British coastline. Driftwood is whittled into crochet hooks and seascapes are created, working with the idea that the wood reveals its ‘memory’ of the beach through its unique properties.
SOFIA BARTON is an Indian Artist born in the North East of England. Her heritage strongly influences her work. A collective mix of Punjabi-Jordan culture ignites her paintings with bursts of Eastern colours. Taking inspiration from local sites and folklore her paintings possess a vibrancy and energy that can transport you to exotic locations.
CASSANDRA HARRISON is an artist and mother working in Edinburgh. Her inspiration comes from living in this beautiful vibrant city with her beautiful vibrant daughter. Cassandra also teaches art in primary schools, sharing her love of art history and experimenting with different materials.
LAURA FOOKS is a multidisciplinary artist using her personal experiences of Postnatal Depression, to produce work that challenges the perception of the bond between mother and child.
OLGA KRASANOVA is a full time artist and printmaker; originally from Siberia, but now she lives and works from her studio in Dunfermline. She has been a member of Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop since 2013. Her work has been described as a conceptual figurative abstract quirkiness. She combines narratives and visuals in one piece hoping that the viewer would obtain more from the picture rather than just to give a pretty image. Olga finds her inspiration in everyday life, human relationships and her own experiences.
New York based multi-disciplinary artist GWEN CHARLES interjects the performing body, often her own, as an exploration of the female experience, in videos and live performances interweaving sculpture, video and movement. Performances, often in alternative spaces, take inspiration from everyday objects, dreams and historical references, merging elements of reality and magical realism.
LAUREN MONTGOMERY’s practice relates to the current selfie obsession and celebrity culture. Being a mother is more glamourous than all these airbrushed images and faking a need for self importance.
I am female. I am a mother. I am an artist. I am more than my body! #motherhoodversusvanity
NADIA BINTI NIZAMUDIN is a visual artist, working primarily on textile painting and mixed media collage. Her artwork focuses on found, reclaimed or recycled materials and is always represented by bold and bright colors. Both her collage and textile painting carry narratives around loss, relationships and hope. She always prefer to use found images and recycled or reclaimed items for her work, feeling that they add to the story and character of what she is trying to express.
LIZZY SAMPSON is a Melbourne artist whose work spans visual and experimental artforms including databases, performance, wood-whittling, video, mapping, walking, word-play, installation, photography and painting. Lizzy is interested in systems of bureaucracy, resources, work, ownership and economies and often combines images, objects and symbols of nature alongside administrative or bureaucratic references.
JOETTA MAUE’s most recent body of work is a series of embroideries, drawings and photographs that explore the conflicts and contradictions that exist within intimacy and the domestic space. Joetta’s is especially interested in the role of personal relationships in our lives, seen in our most intimate moments and spaces.
KIMYIBO is an artist/mother, educator/artist, Korean/American/migrant living in Switzerland. These slash identities connect her with metaphysical themes such as tensions, transformation, multi-dimensionality, simultaneity, and migration.
XAVERINE MA BATES is a multi-disciplinary artist, writer & collaborator exploring themes of gender, mental health, motherhood and intersectional eco-feminism. She is currently participating in the Artist Residency in Motherhood & collaborating with artist Clare Whistler on elemental, an experiential exploration of the elements through movement, site-specific artworks and meditation.
KRYSTELLE BAMFORD's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review Online, Under the Radar and a number of anthologies. She has been awarded a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award and shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. Though raised in the US, she has been living in Scotland for the past twelve years where she worked at Canongate Books and completed an MLitt in Creative Writing at the University of St Andrews as a Craik scholar. She is currently finishing up her first full collection.
FIONA BAILEY is a mixed media artist living in Edinburgh. She creates experiential pieces of writing and assemblage – often autobiographical - inviting the audience to consider human function as a performance.
HELEN OISHI is an artist based in New Zealand, predominantly working in linocut, printmaking reflecting life and observances. '2 kids, 3 years and 8 months... am just emerging from the most recent baby fog!'
BETTY SUSIARJO (b. Indonesia) is a mixed-media artist whose work engages with concepts of temporality, materiality and sublimity. She received her MA (Fine Arts) with Distinction from Winchester School of Art, England and her BA (Fine Arts) from Surrey Institute of Arts and Design, England. Influenced by the studies of and the relationships between physics and metaphysics, her work seeks for an awareness of a moment presented in a particular time and space, thus providing a poetic realm for contemplation.
ADELE MARY REED has been experimenting with photographic imagery for over fifteen years. She graduated with a First Class degree in Photography at Coventry University in 2016 with a ten minute film piece “Notebook on Cats and Pigeons” which explored urban imagery, sense of place, and personal identity within the city. Her most common focus however is on using 35mm film with which she prolifically documents her explorations of the places she finds herself in, but namely the city of Coventry where she lives with her partner and daughter who was born in 2017.
Talitha Kukk is a Nottingham based artist exploring motherhood and the female experience through print, drawing and ceramics
IMOGEN DI SAPIA is an artist-maker in textiles, working with weaving to communicate her experiences of motherhood and perinatal mental health, combined with storytelling, folklore and heritage crafts. Imogen is an exhibiting artist, workshop facilitator, tutor and mentor in applied textiles.
MYCHAELYN MICHALEC is an American artist currently living in Dayton, Ohio. Mychaelyn’s work is a diary of her own domestic life. For her painting is a way of both resisting and embracing it. Her work speaks to the dichotomy of the family- emotional / physical closeness and yet frequently missed connections.
VICTORIA BROXTON is a visual artist, medical illustrator, art tutor and ceramicist living and working in the North East of Scotland.
ANNELEEN LINDSAY is a professional photographer specialising in fashion, portraiture and the interplay between people and their environments. Her personal work draws on her previous studies in literature, theatre and film to explore the varied but connected themes of Romanticism, solitude, representations of femininity, feminism, the natural world and land usage.
KAMEE ABRAHAMIAN is a queer, SWANA (southwest asia, north africa) interdisciplinary artist, producer, and facilitator who lives in Canada. Kamee's work is primarily collaborative, and is interested in ancestral reclamation, diasporic futurism, and radical imaginaries. They are working on doctoral research that looks at maternal experiences of queer, diasporic SWANA folks.
FREDDIE THOMAS is a part-time sports teacher to fund her art which gives her great freedom to make the art she wants rather than whats popular! She loves being a mum and believes it has had a positive impact on her life and her art. Having studied her Painting Degree at LaSalle College of Art in South East Asia and MFA at Edinburgh College of Art, she has deliberately chosen to take her own pathway far different from many UK art graduates. And this is why she stands out from the crowd. It is no wonder her artwork deliberately moves away from the consciously fashionable, and sophisticated.
JENNIFER LONG is a Canadian artist, curator and arts administrator. Long’s artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally at galleries including Harbourfront Centre (CA) and Centre Culturel Calouste Gulbenkian (FR). She is a founding member of Feminist Photography Network, a nexus for research on the relationship between Feminism and lens-based media.
ELIZABETH McFALLS (Libby) Elizabeth McFalls (Libby) creates nonlinear visual narratives that examine issues of loss and family. Her work explores moments that blur the line between fact and fiction, life and death, humor and sorrow, moments that demonstrate the contradiction and complexity of life.
RACHEL EDGAR’s work is concerned with the juxtaposition of the personal versus the universal experience, exploring my experiences of motherhood in a feminist context. Whilst my work has a strong conceptual basis it is often representational, and I exploit the contradictory concerns of the underlying concept versus the production of, what the writer Angela Carter called, the ‘entertaining surface’. I work with a range of media including printmaking, stitch, drawing and early photographic processes.