Curated by Astria Suparak + Ceci Moss
September 21, 2013 – February 16, 2014
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Sept. 20, Friday 6-8pm: Opening Reception

Artists: Ginger Brooks Takahashi (Pittsburgh), Tammy Rae Carland (Oakland),Miranda July (Los Angeles), Faythe Levine (Milwaukee), Allyson Mitchell (Toronto),L.J. Roberts (Brooklyn), Stephanie Syjuco (San Francisco).

Archival materials from: EMP Museum, Seattle, Interference Archive, Jabberjaw, the Riot Grrrl Collection at the Fales Library & Special Collections, NYU, and many personal collections

Regional music playlist curators: Tammy Rae Carland of Mr. Lady Records and I (heart) Amy Carter zine (The South); Pete Dale of Slampt Records and Pussycat Trash (North East England); Donna Dresch of Chainsaw Records and Team Dresch (Pacific Northwest); Lynne T + Bernie Bankrupt of Lesbians on Ecstasy (Canada); Allison Wolfe of Bratmobile, Girl Germs zine, Ladyfest Olympia (D.C.); Elisa Gargiulo of Dominatrix (Brazil); Ceci Moss + Astria Suparak (California).
More to be announced this summer, including lists from Europe.


This is the first exhibition to examine the lasting impact that Riot Grrrl, a pioneering global punk feminist movement, has had on artists and cultural producers working today. A youth subculture that had a pivotal influence on those involved, it inspired many members of this generation to pursue socially and politically progressive careers, as artists, activists, authors, and educators.

New work by contemporary and international artists are presented alongside archival materials.


Sept. 20, Fri.
6-8pm: Opening Reception

@ Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University
10pm-2am: Dance Party: Operation Sappho
@ Brillobox 2nd floor, 4104 Penn Ave
$5 admission, $3 if you’re dressed in theme

Sept. 26, Thurs.
7:30pm: Film Screening: Sign Painters
documentary by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon
Presented by AIGA Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Filmmakers, in connection with the exhibition at the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, which features artwork by Faythe Levine. On view through Feb. 16, 2014.
@ Harris Theater, 809 Liberty Ave, Downtown Pittsburgh
$8 regular admission, $7 students, $5 for CMU students/staff/faculty + AIGA Pittsburgh members.


Image credit clockwise: Land (Off The Grid Community Series),Faythe Levine, photograph, 2012-present; Untitled (Lesbian Bed #8), Tammy Rae Carland, photograph, 2002; FREE TEXTS: An Open Source Reading Room 2012, Stephanie Syjuco, 2011-2012; The Swan Tool, performance by Miranda July, 2001, photograph by David Nakamoto; projet MOBILIVRE BOOKMOBILE project,Ginger Brooks Takahashi, 2001-2006;