Brandy Trigueros, "There's No Other Like Your Mother"

October 1st 2021 — January 28, 2022

Opening Reception, Saturday October 16th, 5pm to 7pm

ARTIST STATEMENT

Through memory, metaphor, and imagined destinies, “There’s No Other Like Your Mother”

seeks to explore the complexities and constructs of female identity and the maternal

subject as I reconceive my fertile state of being. The sudden death of my mother prompted

the (re)birth of my artistic self at the age of 29 and the emergence of this series which

contemplates my own shifting identity, once firmly rooted in the domestic tradition but now

seemingly unmoored.

This personal photographic juncture examines the psychological inner states of ambiguity

and desire as I decide whether to undergo the seminal transformation into matrescence:

the anticipation of love and playfulness; the apprehension of bringing a child into a climate

changed world and future of ecological uncertainty; the concern of economic insecurity; the

fear that not having a child will yield a heavy loneliness.

As the window for becoming pregnant begins to close after turning forty, the vision of

motherhood starts to fade and acts as an abject weight in my current state of liminality.

With unmatched expectations of the woman I thought I might become, I navigate through

the mercurial metamorphosis of becoming.

BIOGRAPHY

Brandy Trigueros is a Los Angeles based artist who uses the narrative space of the camera

to playfully create staged inquisitions of femininity, memoir, and the on-going

transformation of self. After years of working in publishing at the Los Angeles Times and

animation at Nickelodeon, she began pursuing her artistic practice full-time and received

her BFA in Photography and Media from California Institute of the Arts.

Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in venues such as the Griffin

Museum of Photography, Center for Photographic Art, Building Bridges Art Exchange,

Center for Fine Art Photography, Berlin Foto Biennale, Los Angeles Center of Photography,

and New Orleans Photo Alliance. Her photographs have been published in Musée

Magazine, Lenscratch, and F-Stop Magazine, among others.

Brandy received the 2020 CENTER Curator’s Choice First Place Award by Marina Chao of

the International Center of Photography and is a four-time Critical Mass finalist. She is also

a FOCUS Photo LA Summer 2021 First Runner-up, FRESH 2021 Klompching Gallery

finalist, 7th Julia Margaret Cameron Award finalist and received honorable mentions in the

2014, 2015 and 2019 International Photography Awards.