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"The Mother Artist" Group Exhibition

Posted on March 28 2024

Amy Hiley, Artist Mother (in progress), 2024, linocut print

The Mother Artist
Group Exhibition
A special one weekend exhibition: April 19 - 21, 2024
Reception Event: Saturday, April 20th • 4-8pm*
*Please note this is a ticketed special event.

Featured Artists:
Alison Dilworth • Aimee Koran • Micka Thurin • Amy Hiley • Kelly Kozma • Lauren Rinaldi •
Kate VanVliet • Sarah Detweiler • Crystal Latimer • Ginger Rudolph • Darla Jackson

Paradigm Gallery + Studio presents The Mother Artist, a group exhibition featuring contemporary artists that are shaping the culture of the future. Creative ambition and motherhood are the threads that tie these artists to historic powerhouses like Ruth Asawa, Elizabeth Catlett, and Alice Neel. The collective artistic practice is strengthened by the lessons learned during nurturing and caregiving for new generations. Throughout history and through modern times, conventional thinking suggests that women can only be successful as mothers or as artists, but not as both. This exhibition champions artist mothers as pivotal members that push the canon forward while maneuvering family dynamics.


This exhibition was curated to accompany the release of Catherine Ricketts' new book, The Mother Artist: Portraits of Ambition, Limitation, and Creativity. 

Saturday, April 20th · 4 - 8pm EDT
"The Mother Artist" Book Launch Party & Art Exhibition
Paradigm Arts Building, 3rd Floor

Purchase tickets here*
*admission includes copy of book

To view this exhibition outside of this special ticketed event, please visit: 
Saturday, April 20th • 11AM - 4PM**
Sunday, April 21st • 11AM - 5PM**
**Tickets are not required during these 'free and open' hours.

12 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

3rd Floor, 4:00-8:00 PM: Book Launch Celebration and Art Exhibition 

2nd Floor, 4:00-5:45 PM: Kids Activities and Storytime with Wellspring: A Mother Artist Project. Wellspring will be hosting a pop up space for children and their caregivers to make art, learn about mother artists from history, read stories, and relax together. Led by cofounder, arts director, & painter, Jess Sweeney, drop in from 4-6pm for a medley of wonder and beauty to partake in. Storytime will be at 5pm. 
2nd Floor, 6:00 PM: Book reading with author Catherine Ricketts.

12 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

About Paradigm Gallery
Paradigm Gallery + Studio® was established in 2010 by co-founders and curators, Jason Chen and Sara McCorriston. The gallery exhibits meaningful, process-intense contemporary artwork by emerging and mid-career artists from around the world. In 2022, Paradigm announced the opening of its new 5-story, 7,000 sq. ft. home, The Paradigm Arts Building, in Old City, Philadelphia. Now open to the public, the building boasts multiple floors of exhibition space, integrated in-house design and printmaking, a dedicated events floor, and art advisory offices. With this, Chen and McCorriston expanded their vision for the greater Philadelphia arts community. The gallery is at the heart of this vision, anchoring Paradigm’s overall mission of increasing access to the commercial art world, supporting artists and advancing their careers, and collaborating with like-minded partners to build a more equitable, sustainable arts economy for all.

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