How I Learned My ABCs: W is for Waterlogged

NICHOLE MAURY
How I Learned My ABCs: W is for Waterlogged, screenprint, 21.5" x 17.5", 2003

Nichole Maury received her B.F.A from the Art Institute of Chicago. She graduated with an M.F.A in Printmaking from the University of Iowa in 2004 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.

How I Learned My ABCs, a suite of 26 screenprints, explores systems of identity and structure. Emerging from an autobiographical context, these prints examine my evolution into "adulthood" as it is defined by the current social standards; age, morality, financial stability, and emotional responsibility. As a child I found sanctuary in the predictable, repetitive atmosphere of the classroom and the layers of propaganda that surrounded me there. In claustrophobic rooms covered in colorful illustrations, I was taught how to read, how to act, and who to be. Now adequately educated and self-sufficient, I still struggle with that same fundamental question, who should I be? I search my history for answers. Unfortunately, no diagrammatic donkeys or informative insects can help me now.

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