How We Do Both: Art and Motherhood
How We Do Both: Art and Motherhood is a diverse collection of honest responses from contemporary artists who have walked—and are still walking—the tenuous tight rope of motherhood and making art (not necessarily in that order).
Co-edited by Qiana Mestrich with fellow ICP-Bard MFA graduate Michi Jigarjian and was published by Secretary Press. First edition published in 2012 (sold out) with a second edition published in 2015.
2nd Edition Contributing Artists: Marina Berio, Susan Bright, Katharina Bosse, Zoe Buckman, Elinor Carucci, DawN Crandell, Renee Cox, Moyra Davey, Lucy Gans, Joelle Jensen, Justine Kurland, Katerina Lanfranco, Joanne Leonard , Marcia Michael, Wangechi Mutu, Rachelle Mozman, Janaina Tschape, Penelope Umbrico, Eti Wade, Deborah Willis
Qiana Mestrich is a photographer, writer, digital marketer and mother living and working in Brooklyn, NY. In 2007, Mestrich founded the blog Dodge & Burn: Decolonizing Photography History. Featuring interviews with and profiles of photographers of color, the blog advocates for a more inclusive version of photography history, featuring contributions to the medium by and about underrepresented cultures. Mestrich is currently writing a book based on the blog to be published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
Mestrich's critical writing has been published in art journals like En Foco’s Nueva Luz, ARC Magazine and SPE’s exposure. She is also co-editor of the book How We Do Both: Art and Motherhood (Secretary Press), a diverse collection of honest responses from contemporary artists who have walked—and are still walking—the tenuous tightrope of motherhood and making art.
A graduate of the ICP-Bard College MFA in Advanced Photographic Practice, Mestrich received her B.A. with a concentration in photography from Sarah Lawrence College. She was most recently the Associate Director, Digital Content and Engagement at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York and as of 2017 serves as adjunct faculty in the Computer Graphics department at the Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY).
Selected by CDCC Curatorial Programs Coordinator Liz Ikiriko