A Feminist Tea Party is an ongoing collaborative artwork by Caitlin Rueter and Suzanne Stroebe. The project began in early 2010 as a one afternoon event within Jennifer Dalton and William Powhida’s project, #class, at Winkleman Gallery in New York City. Since then it has been exhibited in venues across the United States, its installation adapted to fit eachvenue and its content to suit each audience. The series has also been expanded to include side projects in alternative formats.
Past venues have included SEVEN Art Fair in Miami with Winkleman Gallery, New YorkFoundation for the Arts Gallery in Brooklyn, the 2011 College Art Association Conference in New York City, Pacific Standard Time: It Happened at Pomona at Pomona College Museumof Art, West Gallery at California State University, Northridge, The Museum of Art and Historyin Santa Cruz, California, Winkleman Gallery in collaboration with artist Jennifer Dalton and Mikki Halpin, A. I. R. Gallery in Brooklyn, and ArtScape in Baltimore. A Feminist Tea Party has been featured in The Huffington Post, Bitch Magazine, the James Kalm Art Review, Magenta Magazine andHyperallergic, among other publications.
Rueter and Stroebe have written about their project for NYFA Current, M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online, 25th Anniversary Edition, and Emergency Art Index 2013. Rueter and Stroebe make art independently and together.
Each project begins as an exercise in learning a new history. Coming to the United States as an adult, I am free to learn its history less conventionally than the way I learned Canadian history as a schoolgirl. Chasing the anecdotal and sometimes the apocryphal, I am as much interested in the way that I gather the information as I am in the information gathered.
I received my BA from McGill University and studied at Ontario College of Art & Design before moving to the United States in 2002. I received my BFA from Lyme Academy College of Fine Art and, in 2009, my MFA from Parsons the New School for Design.
I was born in Toronto, Canada. I live and work in New York City.
I was born in San Francisco, California and live and work in Brooklyn, New York. I received my BA in Drawing and Painting from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2004, and my MFA in Fine Arts from Parsons the New School for Design in 2009.
I make sculptures and works on paper incorporating a wide variety of media. My work has been exhibited in New York, Miami, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.
You can contact me at suzannekstroebe (at) gmail.com