Can You Understand Me Now?
About the Artist
Gillian Moore is an artist with a speech impairment living in Grand Rapids, MI. Six out of eight of Moore’s family members were diagnosed with speech impairments. Moore went to speech therapy from the age of two throughout high school, and still struggles to speak clearly. Moore’s work depicts the difficulties people with communication disorders face, including the process of undergoing therapy, and the often-unexamined emotional toll. The tangled beads in Moore’s work depicts the interrupt flow of speech, when repeating a mispronounced word. She uses pearl like beads to represent that words are precious, and everyone deserves to be heard. Moore got her BFA from Missouri State University in 2013, and her MFA from Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University in 2018. She recently participated in The Rapid Art Movement in Grand Rapids, MI, and recently had a solo show at Valade Gallery at Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan.