Angela Shaffer is an exhibiting artist with Madeleine LeMieux.
Artists Statement on Reciprocity
As artists and mom-friends of 6 years, Madeleine LeMieux and Angela Shaffer’s shared and parallel circumstances have often offered reciprocal interactions in both parenting and art-making. Having become graduate peers at the University of Missouri in 2019, there are mutual exchanges in critiques and studio visits as they focus on similar visual content and research. Shaffer and LeMieux have created photographs of their relationships with their children independently and curated these pairings from their aligned practices.
Shaffer presents a portrait of her son being carefully preened by her partner, while LeMieux and her daughter exchange in a blind mutual application of lipstick. Together the images offer up a comparison of gender and an aesthetics of care.
Artist Bio for Angela Shaffer
Angela Shaffer was born in 1983 in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. She received her B.S. in Art Education (P-12) from Asbury University in 2006. From 2006-2011, she taught art at Garrard County High School in Lancaster, KY. Angela is currently enrolled as a graduate student at the University of Missouri in the School of Visual Studies with a focus in Photography. Her photographic practice has been focused on themes of motherhood, Feminism, and identity.
© Angela Shaffer