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The Artist Parent Index collects information related to the visual art discourse around reproduction and parenting and organizes the details in an online searchable database. The site is a research tool for students, artists, educators, curators, and the general public.

As a repository for knowledge about the variety of art and curatorial practices pursuing these topics, the Index provides a platform for subject matter that has been historically marginalized within the canon of art history. By connecting the general public directly to the artists on the site and providing research support for exhibits and publications, the project increases public understandings of the subjective experiences surrounding reproduction and raising children.

The project accepts ongoing submissions, and any visual artist who makes work about the relevant topics may submit their info. 


The Artist Parent Index is a searchable index of artists making work about their experience with reproduction


The Artist Parent Organization Index is a searchable index of organizations providing resources, platforms and services for artists who are parents.


The Exhibition Archive is a searchable index of exhibits exploring concepts of reproduction


Resource Library is a collection of books covering topics of art/reproductinon/theory


To submit an artist, organization or exhibit to be included on the site visit our contributions page or email the information to info@artistparentindex.com. We look forward to your suggestions and feedback!


Who We Are:

Sarah Irvin - Founder

Sarah Dolan - Contributing Researcher


ProCreate Project

Museum of Motherhood


The Artist Parent Index was launched in January 2016 by Sarah Irvin