Embodied Exhibition


An Exhibition of Works by Tattooers and the Tattooed

April 5 – May 4, 2019

Opening Party: April 5, 6:00 – 9:00PM

DJ’d by Jeremy Wheeler

Curated by Jen Munford

Photos from the Opening

Tattooing carries a kind of magic. It is fascinating to outsiders and fiercely protected by practitioners. Wearing marks upon our bodies- and marking the bodies of others- brings a unique awareness of the human form. Tattoo collectors are forced to confront and tolerate their own discomfort. Tattooers give shape to abstract ideas brought by clients and hold space for them during painful experiences.

The artists selected for EMBODIED are either tattooers themselves or have worked in tattoo shops at some point in their lives. Regardless of their exact relationship to tattooing, they have a sense of the emotional, physical, sometimes spiritual qualities present in the act. This is not necessarily an art show about tattoos, but about our relationships to tattoos, tattooing, our bodies, and the bodies of others. It is an invitation to glimpse into the minds of a few members of this colorful subculture.



Zera Anderson | Stephanie Brown | Alexis Colombo | Dawn Cooke | Dianne Mansfield | Jen Munford | Janet Nelson | Bryn Perrott | Kasey Shrewsbury| Jenna Stanton | Victoria Weeber