Woman Made Gallery is excited to announce Age of the Bimbo, a group exhibition juried by melissa mursch-rodriguez. (she/her) (artist, curator, and founder of Moody Zine) This exhibition celebrates the bimbo — exploring hyper-femininity as a tool for empowerment and putting self-pleasure first.
Exhibiting Artists: Samantha Lyn Aasen, Helena Baka, Jaana Baker, Dianne Karg Baron, Kelsey Bogdan, Charleston Cain, Veronica Clements, Dony, Cindy Fonseca, Goofy Toof, Jannet Habibovic, Liuxing Johnston, Erica Jones, Keisha-Renee, Shayna Kiblin, Maggie Kubley, Abbey LaCroix, Lineadeluz, Gillian Marwood, Daisy McManaman, Carisa Mitchell, Marcela Adeze Okeke, Brooke Raven, Rixy, Sophie Roessler, Jewlya Sturtevant, Anne-Joelle Tan, and Annie Chen Ziyao.
About the Juror: melissa mursch-rodriguez (she/her) is a milwaukee-based creative whose practice exists between the realms of fiber arts, zinemaking, poetry, and curatorial programming. She finds herself at the intersections of race, sexuality, and gender as a mixed chicana queer woman. In her work, she hopes to address these intersections that give her simultaneously shared and disparate experiences mirroring and speaking to those with overlapping and different identities than her own. Regardless of the vehicle used, she hopes to share her identities and vulnerabilities, as well as platform those of others in hopes of creating community and connection.
In 2020 mursch-rodriguez founded the bi-monthly zine publication Moody. Moody is made up of paid artist contributions emphasizing queer and BIPOC creatives. Featured artists share not only images of work, but stories, poems, notes on their creative process, QR codes to online content, and anything else that can be put on a page. She also continues writing and performing poetry, curating and facilitating artist sales and events, and works as a senior admissions counselor at the milwaukee institute of art & design.
Banner Image: Jaana Baker:Maria Clara/Whore (2022) – photography; 24 x 36 in.