Catherine LeComte Lecce

MFA ’23 Photography

False Comforts delves into the emotional aftermath of miscarriage, featuring embroidered pillows bearing phrases that were said to the artist in the wake of her miscarriage. There is a pervasive tendency in American culture to avoid discussing death and the emotional realities associated with it. This reluctance extends to topics like miscarriage, where the discomfort surrounding conversations about loss often leads to platitudes and superficial reassurances rather than meaningful support. Many women feel compelled to hide their miscarriages due to societal stigma, further exacerbating their isolation and grief. 

False Comforts challenges this cultural avoidance by encouraging a more open and honest dialogue about death and loss. By confronting these uncomfortable subjects, we can foster a more empathetic and supportive environment for those navigating the grief of miscarriage.

Catherine LeComte Lecce is an interdisciplinary artist who explores motherhood and personal experiences through photography, mixed media, and installation. Her work has been showcased in numerous group exhibitions acrossGreater Boston, including at The Griffin Museum, Piano Craft Gallery, Panopticon Gallery, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, and Gallery 263. Catherine earned her BFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2014 and her MFA in Photography from MassArt. She lives in Burlington, MA with her husband and infant son and is the current Artist-in-Residence at the Umbrella Arts Center in Concord, MA.