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|Two Girls Working Timeline|
|February|| Tiffany Ludwig and Renee Piechocki Meet
Tiffany and Renee are both invited to facilitate a conference for the National Association of Artist's Organizations (NAAO) in Brooklyn, New York. After working together for five months on the project, they decide to stay in touch and begin to talk about collaborating on a project. After a year of strategizing the trouble they could get into, they develop the infrastructure for Trappings.
|November||Two Girls Working formed November 20, 2001
Two Girls Working, the collaborative team of artists Tiffany Ludwig and Renee Piechocki, launched in 2001. The collaboration name was celebrated at Fanelli's in SoHo. Two Girls Working position themselves as assets to daily civic action and dialogue.
|Inaugural Trappings Interview Sessions, New York and New Jersey
Two Girls Working conducted interviews at a studio in Jersey City, New Jersey; a church in Sparta, New Jersey; the offices of a major fashion publication in New York City; and in a private home in Patchogue, New York.
|January||Group Exhibition, Longwood Gallery, Bronx Council on the Arts,
An installation of Trappings was included in the exhibition Bitch School; Artists Explore our Attitudes Towards Strong Women, curated by Eddie Torres and Rob Blackson.
|March||Interview Session, Durham, NC
Two Girls Working conducted interviews in a studio in Durham, North Carolina.
|April||Group Exhibition, LOOM2, Group Exhibition, Pittsboro, NC
An installation of Trappings was included in this former clothing label-making factory turned exhibition space. Curated by Jeff Waites, Lauren Adams, and Angela Salamanca.
|October|| Mississippi and Tennessee Interview Sessions
Two Girls Working take to the southern highways to meet with groups of women in: Oxford, MS; Memphis, TN; Nashville, TN; and Knoxville, TN.
|Solo Exhibition and Interview Session, Sussex County Community
College, Newton, NJ
In collaboration with the Student Activities Coordinator, the Women's Center, and the Art Department, Two Girls Working developed a site-specific installation of the work and an interview session as part of the SCCC Women's Weekend Conference.
|December||Solo Exhibition, Durham Arts Council, Solo Exhibition, Durham,
This exhibition celebrated a year's worth of interviews and included women who have participated in New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
|April||Orange County Interview Sessions, NC
Two Girls Working conducted six interview sessions in Orange County, NC, funded by the Orange County Arts Commission's Artist Project Grant.
|Nomination to the Lyn Blumenthal Memorial Fund for Independent
Media, Challenge to the Field Award
The Lyn Blumenthal Memorial Fund for Independent Media supports artistic production in the media arts field. Two Girls Working was invited to submit a Trappings proposal to the Fund's Challenge to the Field Award.
|September||Wireless Park Lab Days, The Public Cart
Sponsored by NYCwireless and the Downtown Alliance, this two-day event celebrated the availability of open wireless networks in Lower Manhattan. A radio broadcast of Trappings: Radio Show was broadcast by The Public Cart, Ricardo Miranda Zuņiga's contribution to this event.
|October||Artist Lecture, SUNY New Paltz's Feminism and Social Action Conference, New Paltz, NY|
|January||New York Foundation for the Arts, Fiscal Sponsorship Support.
New York, NY
The feature-length video work Trappings is a sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts, a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization.
|February||Interview Session, Baruch College, CUNY, New York, NY
Two Girls Working were invited to conduct an interview session with the Financial Women's Association's program for students and mentors.
|Panel Presentation, College Art Association Conference, Seattle,
Two Girls Working presented their paper: "Trappings: Stories of Women, Power and Clothing" at the Third Waves: Contemporary Feminism/Contemporary Art panel organized by Elizabeth Adan.
|Seattle Interview Sessions, WA
Two Girls Working conducted interview sessions at a private home and at the Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs of Seattle.
|March||Artist Residency, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet
Invited Artists-In-Residence for a fourteen day residency program. Sponsored by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.
|April||Interview Sessions and Jentel Artist Residency Program, Banner,
Invited Artists-In-Residence for one month long residency program. During this time in Wyoming Two Girls Working conducted a series of Trappings interviews in Wyoming and Montana.
|June||Pittsburgh Interview Sessions, Pittsburgh, PA
Two Girls Working conducted interview sessions at a local boutique and in two private homes.
|July||Artist Residency, Jersey City Museum, Artist Residency, Jersey
Invited Artists-In-Residence to conduct Trappings interview session over a 6 month period within the Jersey City community. This residency was funded by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's Artists & Communities Grant Program.
|September||Solo Exhibition, Jersey City Museum, Exhibition, Jersey City,
This exhibition included national participants and interviews from the Jersey City community, incorporating video, audio, and print components. Funded by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's Artists & Communities Grant Program. Curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado.
|November||Group Exhibition, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock,
A print with audio work by Two Girls Working was included in the exhibition Portraits of Power curated by Ariel Shanberg.
|January||Interview Sessions, Pittsburgh, PA
Two Girls Working received a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and The Sprout Fund to develop a series of Trappings interview sessions, develop a print installation for city buses, and create a one hour film featuring women who participated in Pittsburgh interview sessions.
|February||Screening, Film at Grace, Grace Church Van Vorst, Jersey City,
Trappings: Jersey City, a feature length presentation of Trappings participants from Jersey City.
|March||Public Installation, Trappings: Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Two Girls Working designed a public print installation for Pittsburgh city buses, featuring images and text of women interviewed in Pittsburgh. This piece was selected by artist Mary Miss for inclusion in Americans for the Arts' 2006 Year in Review.
|Residency and Exhibition, Albion College, Albion, MI
During this week-long residency, Two Girls Working conducted three interview sessions, presented a public lecture, met with students. A series of videos were presented in an exhibition in the Art Department headquarters.
|Residency and Exhibition, Centennial Gallery, University of Wyoming,
Two Girls Working were residence for one week in March, conducting interview sessions, meeting with students, installing an exhibition, and giving a public lecture. A print, audio, and video installation of Trappings was presented with an interactive kiosk of women interviewed throughout Wyoming.
|Screening, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Melwood Screening Room, Pittsburgh,
Two Girls Working presented Trappings: Pittsburgh, a feature length film focusing on Pittsburgh participants.
|May||The Cube at Beco, Kansas City, MO
A print with audio work was included in Extra/Ordinary: Fiber Artists Rethinking Art and Everyday Life, curated by Maria Elena Buszek. Two Girls Working also conducted a Trappings interview session in Kansas City.
|June||Alaska Interview Sessions
Two Girls Working conducted interview sessions in Anchorage and Fairbanks and gave a public lecture at Out North in Anchorage. They worked with the Anchorage YWCA, The Annex in Fairbanks, Out North, Classic Woman boutique, and the Alaska State Council on the Arts to organize the interview sessions. These sessions were funded by individual contributions through the New York Foundation for the Arts' Fiscal Sponsorship Program.
|July||Residency, Interview Sessions and Panel Presentation, Clothesline
05, Artist Lecture & Workshop Series, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe,
NM. July 2005
Two Girls Working were invited to be in residence with Martha Wilson by the Santa Fe Art Institute. They expanded on the opportunity by conducting a series of interview sessions in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. They met in private homes, the SFAI, with girls participating in the Georgia O'Keefe Foundation's Art and Leadership program, and in the office of Santa Fe's police chief Bev Lennen. They also gave a public lecture at SFAI with Martha Wilson and the GuerrillaGirlsBroadBand.
|September||Public Installation, Nashville International Airport, Nashville,
Part of the Arts in the Airport exhibition program, this Trappings installation featured photographs, interview texts, and audio works of twenty women who were interviewed in Tennessee. Airport visitors used their cell phones to dial each participant's audio interview.
|Artist Project, Epiphany Literary Journal
Two Girls Working were invited by Douglas Light, editor of Epiphany, to develop an artist project of Trappings, for publication in the Summer issue. The project featured an essay, excerpts from interviews in each region of the United States, and a series of Trappings postcards.
|Group Exhibition, Santa Fe Arts Institute, Santa Fe, NM. September
A video and print with audio work were included in the group exhibition Clothesline: Art, Clothing, Identity curated by Eileen Torpey.
|October||Artist Lecture, Pratt at Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica,
Two Girls Working presented a lecture about the creation of Trappings to students and faculty.
|Simmons College Residency, Boston, MA
Simmons College invited Two Girls Working to conduct interview sessions, meet with students, and present a public lecture in Boston. After this residency was complete, Trappings interviews had been conducted in each region of the United States.
|January||Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA
Two Girls Working were in residence for two weeks developing the proposal of their book. Sponsored by The Heinz Endowments and The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.
|Solo Exhibition, Society for Contemporary Photography, Video
Installation, Kansas City, MO
A video installation of Trappings installed in the Media Gallery.
|February||Washington University Interview Sessions, St. Louis, MO
The Kemper Museum of Art hosted an interview session with students and university staff followed by an evening lecture.
|March||Solo Exhibition, Bedford County Arts Council, Shelbyville, TN
Two Girls Working's Trappings: Tennessee installation from the Nashville Airport was installed at the Arts Council Gallery during their women's history month programming.
|April||Jentel Artist Residency Program, Banner, WY
Two Girls Working participated in the one month long residency program, and created new work for their traveling exhibition.
|Riverton Interview Sessions, Riverton, WY
Two Girls Working conducted two interview sessions sponsored by Central Wyoming College and the National Endowment For the Arts.
|June||2006 Year In Review, Public Art Network, Americans for the Arts
The bus cards Two Girls Working designed for the Pittsburgh public bus system were selected by artist Mary Miss for inclusion in the 2006 Year In Review, a collection of the most innovative public art projects commissioned in the United States in 2005-2006 presented at the Americans for the Arts' annual convention and published via their website and CD.
|July||Solo Exhibition, Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon
University, Pittsburgh, PA
Trappings: Stories of Women, Power and Clothing, is a traveling exhibition that features artworks created from more than 500 women's responses to the Trappings interview question: what do you wear that makes you feel powerful? The multi-media exhibition includes audio, video, and photography, as well as site-specific installations for public spaces and individual galleries. The exhibition catalogue features the essay "The Power of Two" by Patricia C. Phillips. This creation of the exhibition was funded by The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments. Details: www.twogirlsworking.com/Trappings.
|September||Panel Presentation, Professional Development Workshops for Artists
in Public Art, Atlanta, GA
Two Girls Working were invited to present Trappings during the panel Getting Started: Moving from Studio to Public Art Practice: The Basics organized by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs and Fulton County Arts Council in collaboration with Metropolitan Public Art Coalition.
|October||Panel Presentation, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Brian Wallace invited Two Girls Working to be a part of the panel Public Discussion on Community-Based Art Projects.
|November||Solo Exhibition, Robert A. Peck Gallery, Central Wyoming College,
Central Wyoming College hosted the traveling exhibition Trappings: Stories of Women, Power and Clothing, including a public art print installation in downtown Riverton. Funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
|February||Artist Lecture, Engaging New Audiences in Art and Feminist Dialogue:
Trappings by Two Girls Working, International Symposium on the Arts in
Society, New York University, New York, NY.
Group Exhibition, St. John's University, Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery, New York, NY
A print with audio work was featured in the exhibition From the Inside Out: Feminist Art Then & Now curated by Claudia Sbrissa.
|March||Artist Project, PHOTOGRAPHY Quarterly #94
The Center for Photography at Woodstock published a Two Girls Working centerfold portfolio. Edited by Kate Menconeri and Ariel Shanberg.
|Artist Residency and Exhibition at Historic Fashion Gallery,
Lela Raney Wood Hall, Stephens College, Columbia, MO
Stephens college hosted the traveling exhibition Trappings: Stories of Women, Power and Clothing and a one-week artist residency that included three interview sessions, a public lecture, and class visits.
|April||DIY: The Entrepreneurial Spirit - A Business of Art Conference,
College Art Association, Chicago, IL
Two Girls Working participated as panelists discussing strategies for successful careers in art. Organized by Chicago Artists' Coalition, College Art Association and Columbia College.
|Interview Session, Midwife Center for Birth and Womens' Health, Pittsburgh, PA|
|September||East Central College Residency, Union, MO
The college hosts a one-week residency filled with interview sessions, public presentations, and class visits.
|Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York, NY
Print works featured in the group exhibition, Well Dressed, organized by Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, curated by Randall Harris.
|October||Trappings: Stories of Women, Power and Clothing is published by Rutgers University Press. Details: www.Trappings-stories.com.|
|Solo Exhibition, Trustman Art Gallery, Simmons College, Boston,
Simmons college hosts the traveling exhibition Trappings: Stories of Women, Power and Clothing, Traveling Exhibition and sponsors a two-day residency to connect the artists with students.
|November||Public Installation, Midwife Center for Birth and Women's Health,
The Midwife Center for Birth and Women's Health is the host of a long-term, site-specific installation that focuses on the relationship of power and body. This installation received funding from The Heinz Endowments and PA Partners in the Arts.
|February||Trappings: Albuquerque Interview Sessions
516 ARTS commissions Two Girls Working to produce a series of interview sessions with women in Albuquerque and Zuni, New Mexico.
|Panel Presentation, College Art Association Conference, Dallas, TX
Two Girls Working presented their paper: "Trappings: The Confluence of Photographic Documentary, Clothing, and Feminist-Informed House Parties" at the Photography after Photography panel organized by Matthias Geiger.
|March||Solo Exhibition, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY
The traveling exhibition Trappings: Stories of Women, Power and Clothing makes its New York City debut.
|Solo Exhibition, East Central College Gallery, Union, MO
Two Girls Working spend a week in residence at East Central College and present the traveling exhibition Trappings: Stories of Women, Power and Clothing, which includes women interviewed in fall 2008.
|May||Solo Exhibition and Public Art Installation, Nicolaysen Museum
and Discovery Center, Casper WY
The museum hosts the traveling exhibition Trappings: Stories of Women, Power and Clothing, and commissions an interactive public-art clothing label project installed in the community and at the museum.
|June||Solo Exhibition and Public Art Installation, 516 ARTS, Albuquerque,
516 ARTS presents Trappings: Albuquerque, a multi-part project including interview sessions, the installation of the national, traveling exhibition, and a public art project designed for downtown Albuquerque.
|2008 Year In Review, Public Art Network, Americans for the Arts
Two Girls Working's public art installation Trappings: Midwife Center was selected to be included in the Public Art Network's 2008 Year in Review, presented at their annual conference and published on CD-Rom.
|October||Public Art Installation, Shanghai, China
Trappings: Shanghai Hospital Dressing Screen was commissioned by the Zendai Museum of Modern Art for their Intrude: Art and Life 366 project. It was installed in a gynecological exam room at the Meinian Health Center in Shanghai, China on October 4th and was on view until December 2008.
|Panel Presentation, Oral History Association, Pittsburgh, PA
Two Girls Working present their paper "Trappings: A multi-media, interview based artwork that explores power and identity" on the panel Creative Approaches chaired by Stephanie Tingley.
|November||Workshop Presentation, College Art Association, Anchorage, AK
Two Girls Working present their project and collaborative methods during a career development workshop co-hosted by the CAA and the Alaska State Council on the Arts.
|January||A Starting Point: Intrude Art & Life 366, Dynamics
of Change and Growth Jan 1st - Dec 31st, 2008 Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern
Art, Shanghai, China
Curated by Shen Qibin.