Mounts and Marvels at Popps Emporium by Isamu Krieger (Momm and Popp Resident ’16) 

As parent artists ourselves, we know how difficult it is to maintain a practice and raise a family. We are fortunate to have created an environment in which our life, art and community are all interwoven. The Momm and Popp family residency, launched in 2016, invites parent artists into our unique arts ecosystem, to explore hybrid forms of life and work, in which children can become an intrinsic part of the workspace and creative experience.  

Families are housed in the Guest House (GH), a single family house across the street from Popps Packing and adjacent to our expansive green spaces and different workshop spaces. The (GH) is equipped with all the basics for small children (baby gates, playpen, crib, stroller, toys and books) and Popps staff can help coordinate childcare when needed.

This program is full for the summer of 2018. We will be posting upcoming opportunities for Parent Artists in May 2018. Stay tuned!!

This Program is supported in part by the Sustainable Arts Foundation.  

We are sometimes able to offer subsidized residencies for selected parent artists when funding is available. Please email us for more info.

Momm and Popp Residency 2017

Artist: Kaitlynn Redell and daughter Rosie

Kaitlynn Redell, a visual artist based in Los Angeles, CA. She received her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2009 and her MFA from Parsons the New School for Design in 2013. Her practice is invested in the exploration of race and gender in relation to the body and how the body becomes codified within these socially constructed categorizations.

The 2017 program is made possible with support from the Sustainable Arts Foundation.





Above left: Not Her(e) workshop,   Above right:  Popps Emporium Studio space

Kaitlynn lead a wonderful workshop, not her(e)  for local caregivers and children as part of her residency. So much about becoming a parent or a full-time caregiver is about becoming a tool, a piece of furniture, a physical, emotional, psychological support for a small, growing human. What does it mean to enter into this role? How has your identity as an individual changed? Based on group discussion on our collective feelings on caregiving, participants made wearable objects(prototypes) that both function as a useful tool in our everyday routines.”

Kaitlynn also wrote a nice piece about what to expect from our residency for Cultural Reproducers

Below are  works Kaitlynn created during her residency.
 Kaitlynn Redell, not her(e) Table, 2017Kaitlynn Redell,  not her(e) (stuffed animal), 2017

Momm and Popp Residency 2016

Artists: Isamu Krieger and Marion Neumann and daughter Frida.

Isamu Krieger and daughter Frida in the Popps Emporium Studio

Marion Neumann (Momm and Popp AIR ’16)  and daughter Frida in the Popps Community Garden.