Rachelle Mozman May 4 — June 30, 2012

Casa de Mujeres

As an artist working with both still and moving images, my practice is concerned with the playful intersection of documentary, narrative and performative tendencies. My work engages themes of perception and divisions in class and gender. I address these themes in relationship to the individual experience. As a consequence I work collaboratively with my subjects. My image making comes from a biographical place and most recently my mother is my principle model in the re-telling of my family history through set up photographs. Ultimately my work is concerned with identity of the self within the parameters of culture.

In my recent series Casa de Mujeres, my mother plays the role of three women in one fictional Latin American home. These photographs can be read as portraits of my mother as her various selves- like a nested doll, and read as images that reveal the conflict of vanity, race and class that live within one woman, just as in one family. In these photographs the three women, a pair of twin sisters, one lighter in skin color and a maid, are family and they hold both love and contempt for each other in equal measure, but they are also the love and contempt housed in one woman. My fascination with identity of the self, and my personal relationship to my mother has moved me to make these photographs, an act that through photography and performance allows the real to bubble to the surface.


Rachelle Mozman's photography has been exhibited nationally and internationally. In 2012 Mozman will be an Artist in Residence at The Camera Club of New York. In 2012  her work was published in Nueva Luz. In 2011 Mozman was awarded an AIR at Smack Mellon and Lens Culture awarded Mozman 2nd Prize Award for her series Casa de Mujeres. In 2011 Mozman participated in The (S) Files at El Museo del Barrio, as well as Family Value at Michael Mazzeo gallery, and When Will We Grow Up at Finch & Ada. In 2010 Mozman had an individual exhibition of her series Costa del Este through En Foco Traveling Exhibition program. In 2010, Mozman participated in Humble Arts Collectors Guide Vol. 2. at the Chelsea Museum, 31 Women in Art Photography through Humble Art Foundation, Parábola; Una línea imaginaría entre mujeres fotógrafas at the Centro Cultural de España, El Salvador, and the VII Bienal del Istmo Centroamericano, Managua, Nicaragua. In 2010 a selection of photographs from her project Costa del Este were pubished in the Light Work annual Contact Sheet.

In 2009 Mozman exhibited her work at Festival Biarritz, France, Dialogues: Chapters of Latin American Art in the MOLAA Permanent Collection at the Museum of Latin American Art, True Stories.True Success, Freise Museum, Berlin, as well as Portrait and Place, at Eight Modern in Santa Fe. In 2009 Mozman was awarded a Light Work Artist in Residency.

In 2008 Mozman was awarded Artist in Residency at La Napoule Foundation, La Napoule, France. In 2008 Mozman exhibited in Presumed Innocence at the DeCordova Museum and Sutil Violencia which travelled to the Centro Cultural Recoleta in Argentina, Sala Matta del Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Chile as well as 14 other countries.

Mozman work has been published in Exit Express magazine, Spain, Artmedia magazine, Costa Rica, Cora magazine, Sweden, and her work is in the collections of El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporaneo, San Jose, Costa Rica, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA, The New York Public Library, New York, NY and numerous private collections.

All images are available as 17 x 21¼" and 28 x 32" chromogenic prints made in editions of 5 + 2 APs and 3, respectively. Pieces range in price from $3000 to $4200, depending on size and availability.

Please call: (312) 266-2350 for prices of specific pieces.
Prices are print only unless otherwise indicated.

Rachelle Mozman
En el cuarto de la niña , 2010
Rachelle Mozman
La sesión fotografíca, 2010
Rachelle Mozman
Pintando las uñas, 2011