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Exhibitions

Nicole in Plaid
Tender Loving Care: Contemporary Art from the Collection

MFA Boston
"Nicole in Plaid (with Binky)" from 1964 is currently on display at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston through June, 2024. More than 100 works from the MFA’s collection—including recent acquisitions and objects that have never been on view before—define, depict, and demonstrate many forms of care through five thematic groupings: threads, thresholds, rest, vibrant matter, and adoration. Through these works visitors can consider how different forms of care may inspire new models for living and feeling—now and in the future.

One of six of Helen's pieces purchased by the MFA Boston.

Frost Museum
Draw: Point to Point

Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
June 17, 2023 — September 17, 2023
Installation pic from “Draw: Point to Point” at the Frost Art Museum at FIU, including pen & ink sketches of my firstborn, Paula (1962). Curators Thomas Vu, Brian Novatny, and Yady Rivero were particularly interested in how artists moved between private and public spheres through their sketchbooks. Draw is a decade long, research intensive, international exploration of drawing with different artists selected for each exhibition.

Baby Paula, 1962

Five of Redman's baby Paula drawings are part of the permanent collection of the Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami. Her personal exploration of maternal identity and experience was rare for that era. Few women art professionals depicted/exhibited their own pregnancy, birth, or babies during the 1960s /70s. 

MFA Boston
New Light: Encounters and Connections

MFA Boston
July 3, 2021–August 22, 2022
Spanning cultures and geographies, and sometimes millennia too, “New Light” presents more than 50 works of art in dialogue from across the MFA’s old and new collections.

Enrobed, 1964

One of six of Helen's pieces purchased by the MFA Boston.

Hear Helen talk about the creation of this series, life, loss, and love on the Artist/Mother Podcast here

Retelling/Recontar

New Works by
Helen Redman ​& Marianela de la Hoz

Art Produce

March 19 to April 30 2022

​Art Produce’s spirited exhibition “Retelling/Recontar,” on view through April 30th, celebrates the sharp vision and distilled epiphanies of Marianela de la Hoz and Helen Redman. These fierce painters share an interest in presenting characters who embody the tension of living in a shifting, and at times declining cultural landscape.

Don't Shut Up
Don't Shut Up 2021

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art
at Snug Harbor Cultural Center
August 21–December 31, 2021
The work of 46 women artists from across the US and Canada who are working to challenge and disrupt the status quo through their ongoing artistic practice.

"Resist", mixed media collage on wood 10 x 8 "

Publications & Media

Menopause Mix
Menopause Mix

Throughout April, 2023, Menopause Mandate featured my art on Spotify, their website, posters and other social media platforms in a campaign to revolutionize menopause support in the workplace and break the continual taboo surrounding this stage of life.

Designing Motherhood: Things that Make and Break Our Births

by Michelle Millar Fisher and Amber Winick

This book is a first-of-its-kind exploration of the arc of human reproduction through the lens of design.

MIT Press, 2021

"Centered Flux", Oil pastel on paper, 43” x 30”
Urge to Survive and Rebirth

By: Myrthe Master

Survival and Rebirth. As an art academy student, Helen Redman (1940) was in vain looking for a female example, 'someone who paints from her own body and experience'. In the end she became that artist herself: pregnancy, motherhood, menopause and old age are central to her feminist oeuvre.

Atelier Magazine, Spring Edition, April 24 2021

"Singing The Bones", Acrylic on canvas, 48" x 30"