I’m thrilled to announce my work FOMO Purple and Green will be on view during the Endless Editions Biennial: OPTIMISM on view from December 7th - 21st at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space.
Friday December 7th 6 - 9 PM
EFA Project Space, 323 West 39th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
Wednesday - Saturday, 12:00 - 6:00 pm or by appointment
Free and open to the public
I’m excited to announce my work FOMO Banner 5 will be hanging proudly amongst great company at La Bodega Gallery’s end of the year group show small/MIGHTY.
December 7th, 2018 – January 5th, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, December 7, 7-10pm
695 5th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215Read More
October Curatorial Project
Art in Odd Places Body NYC 2018
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Art in Odd Places (AiOP) presents visual and performance art in unexpected public spaces along 14th Street in Manhattan, NYC from Avenue C to the Hudson.
AIOP 2018: BODY is curated by Katya Grokhovsky, presenting projects by women, female identifying and non-binary artists along 14th Street, NY on October 11-14, 2018, accompanied by a coinciding group exhibition at Westbeth Gallery on October 4 – 27, 2018.
Calendar Dates and Locations
2018 Festival Exhibition: BODY: Unseen/Reclaimed
October 4th - 27th
Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune Street, New York, NY
Opening Reception Thursday, October 4th, 6 - 8pm
Panel Discussion Thursday, October 18th, 6 - 8pm
Exhibition Closing Performances Saturday, October 27th, 6 - 8pm
October 11th - 14th
Public Festival Opening Thursday, October 11th, 6 - 8pm
14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson River
LIGHT YEAR 40: SINE GALLERY
August 2, 8-10pm
"LIGHT YEAR and SINE GALLERY are pleased to present SINE GALLERY / LIGHT YEAR, a public screening featuring the work of six emerging and established artists: Jesus Benavente, Patricia Brace, Damien Davis, Dominique Duroseau, Joiri Minaya, and Yali Romagoza. This collection of videos illuminates a cross section of contemporary American identity through the blending of personal narratives with constructed mythologies. This screening mediates the aesthetics of graphic imagery, performance, and artistic intervention in order to extract new perspectives on the human and environmental condition. The medium of projected light amplifies these variant conceptions of identity and transposes them to a colossal scale, embedding their imagery within the architecture of the Manhattan Bridge. DUMBO, New York City becomes the substrate and the stage on which these metaphysical conversations take place as individual experience shifts into the public forum."
"With a wink to contemporary aesthetics while unabashedly pushing the envelope, interdisciplinary artist Katie Hector, who lives and works in New York City, has rooted her emerging practice in painting with a focus on two main bodies of work: large-scale paintings on canvas and three-dimensional wall sculptures. In addition to her studio practice, Hector works as an independent curator and the Co-Director of Sine Gallery. She has worked to organize and fundraise a variety of projects, including an international exhibition in 2017, multiple collaborative and environmental installations, and over two dozen group shows, screenings, pop up events, and panel discussions."
Katie Hector, Curatorial Assistant
"*Tell us about your background and why you were interested in this year’s AiOP?"
"I am an artist and independent curator living and working in New York City. Although my studio practice is firmly rooted in painting, as a curator I consistently gravitate towards the energy, immediacy, and agency of performance art. Working to facilitate this year’s Art In Odd Places: BODY falls directly in line with my personal history and mission: to create a platform for artists that rethinks the institutional “white cube” mode of presentation in order to engage more directly with the public."
"*What does the theme “BODY” mean to you?"
"For me, “BODY” formally implies three things: movement, change, and form. These qualities operate at varying scales in relation to the medium of performance art. For example, movement can be as subtle as a breath or as sizable as a protest. The notion of change can include both a choreographed shifting of a body in space as well as a more existential inquiry into aging and the change of time. Similarly, form can encompass the specificity of an individual or conceptually allude to the limbless, formless, yet still impactful presence of a governing body. Performance art bears to mind all of these interpretations of body, whether it be the human body or a projection of things much larger."
June 14th 6-8pm, DUMBO
Dark Pulse is a solo show by DUMBO-based artist Katie Hector that explores our psychological relationship to technology, internet engagement, and social media. This pop-up exhibition is comprised of large scale abstract paintings that describe the concept of FOMO, the fear of missing out. FOMO is a contemporary phenomenon that refers to the mental state of anxiety that can be triggered while viewing social media documentation of a function one missed attending. Repeating ovoid forms, hypersaturated synthetic colors, and frenetic brush strokes coalesce within the Space Station and immerse the viewer in a 360 degree environment. Through this body of work Hector questions the shifts in our cultural notions of community and legacy in the age of the internet.
June 8 - July 28, 2018
Opening: June 8, 2018 | 5–9 pm
Location: 4540 W. 34th St Suite D, Houston, Texas 77092
The inaugural exhibition for BS features works by Katie Hector, Mark Joshua Epstein, and Alex Larsen.
“BS is a space for dialogue, sharing of ideas, and also a way to make us feel like we’re not wasting space.”
Work from my Interface Series will be exhibited in Burlington, Vermont, at the New City Galerie this May through July in the group show Optimist Prime curated by Michael Shoudt! I'm excited to be showing alongside such wonderful artists, colleagues, and friends. Opening reception will be May 4th from 5-8 PM.
I have work featured in this group exhibition, NIGHT CALL, amongst some other wonderful artists at Public Address Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.
Show opens on December 2 and runs until January 14th 2018Read More
To Work was Katie Hector's first solo performance at Underdonk Gallery October 2017
In this performance Hector explored what it means to work, to create and if an object’s preciousness can be measured in time spent, physical or emotional energy expended, or materials used. Hector set out to test various modes of mark making by responding to an array of industrial materials and tools. In this durational performance the artist publically presented the intimate decision-making process otherwise only visible in the confines of her studio.Read More
Rel(a)y was a collaborative performance between Denise Treizman, Patricia Brace, and Katie Hector as part of larger performance event Art in Odd Places 2017
For this participatory performance passersby were prompted to help "schlepp" a PVC-pipe sculpture through the sidewalks of 14th Street. The act of pushing this large and flashy object disrupted the routine of those around it and generated a moment of pause, curiosity and public interaction. Strangers were brought together in an action that was absurd, yet relatable to any New Yorker.
The action also referred to Treizman's personal experience as an artist who uses found objects, in terms of the logistical struggles and spontaneous interactions that dragging an unexpected object on the street provoke.
PICTURE BERLIN Summer Session 2017 is proud to present the final exhibition: Groß F(r)ictions
Showcasing new work by our current residents:
Hannah Bates (US)
Nati Canto (BR)
Haleigh Collins (US)
Ella Cooper (CA)
Katie Hector (US)
Ryan Molnar (US)
Tassia Quirino (BR)
Stevie Southard (US)
Holly Veselka (US)
The exhibition is curated by Teena Lange.
Fact is stranger than f(r)iction. Truth is stranger than f(r)iction.
Without f(r)iction, objects would be unable to gain traction on any surface. One would need to push something to get motion in opposite direction. Shoelaces would untie themselves, zippers would always unzip (unless they were upside-down), nails and screws would work themselves loose, and thriving as we know it would be impossible. In other words: there would be no resistance as the meteorite entered Earths atmosphere. F(r)iction creates heat. Great f(r)iction embrace great f(r)iction.
Be brave being great.
During my time in Berlin I curated my first international exhibition with the help of my collaborator and Sine Gallery Co director Patricia Brace and Picture Berlin's Founder April Gertler.Read More
I'll be headed to Germany this Summer for 7 weeks to participate in the PICTURE BERLIN artist residency! Can't wait : )
I have a sculpture in Para-Verbal Vocab on view during this year's SPRING/BREAK ART SHOW in room 2318, March 1-6Read More
My sculpture 2016 is Calling will be included in the Nasty Women Art Exhibition Thursday January 12th - Sunday January 15th at the Knockdown Center.Read More