SisterSerpents records

Inclusive Dates: 
1989–2001 (bulk 1989–1996)

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

3 linear feet of material consisting of documents, newspapers, photographs, slides, videocassettes, audiocassettes and some three-dimensional objects documenting the art, exhibitions, and activities of the SisterSerpents radical feminist artist collective.

Biographical Historical Note

SisterSerpents is a radical feminist art collective formed in 1989 in Chicago. SisterSerpents’ work was generally done anonymously; however, among the founding members were Chicago-based artists Mary Ellen Croteau and Jeramy Turner. The group was most active from 1989 through 1998.

Additional Notes

Related collections: other Women and Leadership Archives, Loyola University Chicago collections; Artemisia Gallery Records, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, The Art Institute of Chicago