Michelle Graves interviewed about Guerrilla Girls Workshop Experience

Interdisciplinary Arts Department graduate student Michelle Graves (’12) was interviewed by WBEZ’s Allison Cuddy and Steve Edwards along with Frida Kahlo of the Guerrilla Girls.

Read the blog entry and listen to the audio here.


In addition to discussing their own work and the opening of Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond (at Columbia’s Glass Curtain Gallery and A+D Gallery), they addressed a graduate student workshop that took place at the Center for Book and Paper Arts in October 2011.

As artists in residence at the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, the Guerrilla Girls participated in workshops across campus. In a two day workshop at the Center for Book and Paper Arts, the Guerrilla Girls led students in dialogue surrounding gender, activism and the artworld. Then, students led the Guerrilla Girls in a session of hand papermaking with abaca (banana leaf) fibers.

Resulting works by graduate students are on view as part of the exhibition, at A+D Gallery.

The workshop was organized for the Center for Book and Paper Arts and the Interdisciplinary Arts Department by Jessica Cochran, Curator of Exhibitions and Programs, along with Melissa Potter, Assistant Professor, who also facilitated the workshop.