Michele Pred
My Body My Business
2017Time's UpPower of the Purse#MeTooFeminist FrontlineMy Body My BusinessPro-Choice
Wonder WomanMission Magazine Issue 1, 2017

Women of Empowerment issuePussy Grabs Back
ChicagoMy Body My Business ActionWage Gaps#LoveNotHate#MyBodyMyVote
ReflectionsNasty WomanVotePred-à-Porter, Pro-Choice Wall
Installation ImageIn Our ShoesRed Cross PurseMy Body My Business purse featured in the NY Times.Roe vs Wade 43rd Anniversary
January 22, 2016Equal PayFeministTimeOut New York

NYLON Magazine
May issue
S Moda Magazine
El Pais (Spain)My Body My Business 2/3Wage GapsFeminist 2/28Pro Choice 8/28#Access 1/28EqualityMy Body My Business #1My Body My Business #2Pro Choice, 2014

Pro-Choice, 2014
Pred-à-Porter (Side 2)

Pro-Choice # 11Pro ChoiceACCESSPro-Choice 
Freedom of ChoiceARTnews, May 2013
Review of Amendment
American Tourister
Miss ConceptionMiss Conception
Miami Herald Magazine
December, 2013Choice

Equal Rights AmendmentTargetedPill Box Hat"Miss Conception" at Art MiamiMiss ConceptionUntitled Dollars no(n)SenseUinted We Stand Purse, #1United We Stand Purse #2Rachel Maddow's blog about "Promote the General Welfare.

United We StandPromote the General WelfareCHOICE
"Promote the General Welfare"

Power of the Purse

I chose purses as my canvas as a way to marry the powerful, politically-charged language of today’s resistance (often direct responses to Trumpian statements) with representations of women's modern economic power and the possibilities for change that come with it. For me, the use of purses from the mid-twentieth century also calls back to that critical era in the women’s movement and reminds us how much power we can have to effect meaningful change.

The title of Power of the Purse is inspired by the recent passage of Republican tax reform and its far reaching negative implications for women’s rights. It is also a call to action for women, and men, to redouble their efforts to fight the growth of moneyed privileged and show up at the polls.

The purses are meant to be carried and serve as small-scale political billboards. The text on each purse is created using Electroluminescent wire that is lit up using batteries and a small electronic driver that can be set to constant or flash mode.

This body of work is rooted in my formative years growing up in Berkeley, California during the 70’s, where I was exposed to the women’s movement. It is also a continued homage to my father, Allan Pred who inspired the feminist in me at an early age.

Michele Pred 2018