Trappings: Midwife Center
Introduction The Exam Rooms Two Girls Working: Tiffany Ludwig and Renee Piechocki
Exam Room Ceiling Installation   Dressing Screen   Stairwell Frieze   Installed Prints   Video
About Two Girls Working

Two Girls Working is the collaboration of artists Tiffany Ludwig and Renee Piechocki. Since 2001, they have produced Trappings, a national, multi-media, project incorporating public art and performance art that explores the complicated landscape of power and its relationship to personal identity. The heart of the project is the question what do you wear that makes you feel powerful? They have interviewed over 500 women at 70 interview sessions across the United States. Their website, is a public archive of women who have participated in the project, exhibition images, and press. Their book, Trappings: Stories of Women, Power and Clothing was published in the fall of 2007 by Rutgers University Press.

In July 2006, they launched the national traveling exhibition Trappings: Stories of Women, Power and Clothing at the Regina Gouger Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA). The exhibition is scheduled to travel through December 2009, including stops at Bronx River Arts Center (NY), Simmons College (MA), and 516 Arts (NM). They have developed public installations of Trappings for the Nashville International Airport (Nashville, TN) and the public bus system of Pittsburgh, PA. Their project for the Pittsburgh bus system was selected by the Public Art Network of Americans for the Artsí 2005 Year In Review, a survey of the year's most successful and innovative public art projects. The artists recently developed a long-term installation in Pittsburgh at the Midwife Center for Birth and Womenís Health, which will be open to the public in November 2007. They have received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Heinz Endowments, The Pittsburgh Foundation, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundationís Artists and Communities grant program, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Sprout Fundís Seed Award, and the Orange County (NC) Arts Council.

Tiffany Ludwig is an artist and media consultant. She was born in Denville, New Jersey and currently lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. She received her BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

Renee Piechocki is an artist and public art consultant. She was born in Queens, New York and currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She receiver her BA from Hunter College of the City University of New York.


















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