I was invited to participate in this year’s Meeting House Artist-in-Residence program August 2019.Read More
My interview with ▪️Editor-Chief of Whitehot Magazine Noah Becker was published with Arte Fuse MagazineRead More
Thrilled to have two recent paintings included in the Slime Friendz booth at the 2019 Armenian Contemporary Art Fair June 1 -3.Read More
I got to cover Frieze Art Fair 2019 for ANTE Magazine. Here is a list of must see booths from this years art fair.Read More
I reviewed Emilia Olsen’s solo show, There is Another Sky at Arts and Leisure April 13 - May 12, 2019Read More
I wrote a review for Kaveri Raina’s solo exhibition, Linger Still, curated by Emily Burns, on view at Assembly Room Gallery April 12 - May 12, 2019Read More
I got the chance to interview Nicholas Cueva about his solo exhibition Sex Wax on view at Freight and Volume April 11 - May 12, 2019Read More
Cinema COBRA presents
Pursuit of Self
Curated by Katie Hector
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Doors at 8pm, Screening at 8:30pm
at Honey’s, 93 Scott Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Is one’s ever changing identity a homogenized cocktail comprised of 50% nature, 50% nurture or is existence a product of fate wherein one follows preordained steps? The Pursuit of Self aims to highlight a selection of artists who explore body, gender, mythos, and cultural identities through the medium of video and performance. Each artists’ creation of characters, alter egos, and stereotypes exploit and allegorize the notion of personhood.The collection of perspectives will consider the ubiquitous pursuit of self.
It is Immigrant Heritage Week 2019 in NYC and my project The Immigrant Artist Biennial is in full fundraising mode, please consider donating via our GO FUND ME !Read More
An exhibition review I wrote for Arte Fuse coving the Ford Foundation Gallery’s inaugural exhibition, Perilous Bodies on view until May 10th, 2019.Read More
An exhibition review I wrote published on Two Coats of Paint for The Thread: two person mother / daughter painting show on view at M. David and Co. Gallery during April 2019.Read More
The Time it Takes, is the Time We Spend
Sunday, March 31st 6 - 9 pm
I organized a collection of solo performances which explore the human body as the subject for a creative practice as well as a change agent for unpacking notions of status, identity, and politics with performances by Doménica Garcia, Zelene Pineda Suchilt, and Angeli.
Kristen Racaniello reviews the exhibition I curated, Puppies + Flowers for the Coastal Post, an online platform for contemporary arts. Read Kristen’s take on the show and her perspective on artist-run spaces.Read More
I curated the inaugural show, kicking off the programming at The Royal Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Puppies and Flowers
March 5th - March 31st, 2019
Opening reception Friday, March 8th, 7 - 9 PM
The Royal is pleased to present, Puppies and Flowers a group exhibition curated by Katie Hector which features the work of Jenn Dierdorf, Dominique Fung, Delphine Hennelly, Katarina Janeckova, Tess Michalik, Aliza Morell, and Mark Zubrovich. This collection of paintings reimagines historically "domestic" subjects in order to reveal a contemporary unvarnished reality.
Depictions of household pets and sumptuous flower arrangements conjure a sense of comfort, nostalgia, and serenity emblematic of a leisure class lifestyle. However, artists throughout the history of painting have utilized these seemingly docile subjects in order to address the complexities of human existence. For example in the hands of Frida Kahlo, René Magritte, Francisco Goya, Georgia O’Keeffe, Adriaen van Utrecht, and many others flowers and domesticated animals transformed into allegories which spoke to the atrocities of war, gender dynamics, socio-political climates, and the omnipresence of death.
In dialogue with this historical convention the artists included in Puppies and Flowers interpret the world around them through shared motifs. The work collectively deciphers elements of longing, sexuality, and gender as each artist imbues their subject with personal narratives and ambiguous symbolism. Projections of alternate realities take form as anthropomorphized canines coax feelings of desire, neon flowers glow within the void of a blacken canvas, and porcelain vases struggle to contain feral bouquets. The portrayal of puppies and flowers lend their subversive beauty to the exhibition and persuade the viewer to reconsider the thorny histories which have forged contemporary aesthetics.Read More
I recently hosted Jon Sorrentino in the studio for episode four of his interview-podcast series, Wellfed, which features the stories of creatives and cultural producers in and around NYC. Jon and I reflected upon life after graduation and what it takes to establish a practice and a community in the city.
Listen to the full interview and read the transcript on the Wellfed site.Read More