Katya Grokhovsky: Privately Owned | Curated by Overnight Projects at the Karma Birdhouse Gallery | June 27-July 27
Opening & Performance: Thursday, June 27 from 5-8 PM
Overnight Projects is pleased to present Privately Owned, a mixed media solo exhibition by NYC based multidisciplinary artist Katya Grokhovsky, which explores the notion of privately held desires, concealed traumas and internal conflicts, enclosed, confined and detained by our bodies and objects we own within our immediate surroundings. Analyzing domesticity, memory, longing and femininity through sculptural objects, fiber works, video and performance, Privately Owned highlights the inconspicuousness of our inner lives as well as the impossibility of a fully liberated and licentious life.
Utilizing found and bought consumer goods and materials, such as furniture parts, fabric, toys, clothing and home goods, juxtaposing them with paint, plaster, papier mache and performative gestures, live and for video, Grokhovsky‘s works occupy the liminal space between kitsch and grotesque, examining power and labor hierarchies. Subverting the male gaze through humor and absurd acts, the exhibition underscores the persistence of patriarchal control of female sexuality, imagination and private domains..
Katya Grokhovsky was born in Ukraine, raised in Australia and is based in NYC. She is an artist, curator, educator and a Founding Director of The Immigrant Artist Biennial (TIAB) and Feminist Urgent (FU). Grokhovsky holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a BFA from Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University, Australia and a BA (Honors) in Fashion from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. Grokhovsky has received support through numerous residencies and fellowships including Wythe Hotel Residency, NYC, Art and Law Fellowship, NYC, Art and The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) Studios Program, NYC, BRICworkspace Residency, NYC, Ox-BOW School of Art Residency, MI, Wassaic Artist Residency, NY, Atlantic Center for the Arts, FL, Studios at MASS MoCA, MA, SOHO20 Gallery Residency, NYC, BRIC Media Arts Fellowship, NYC, VOX Populi AUX Curatorial Fellowship, PA, NARS (New York Residency and Studio Foundation), NYC, Santa Fe Art Institute Residency, NM, Watermill Center Residency, NY and more. She has been awarded the Brooklyn Arts Council Grant, NYC, NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship, NYC, ArtSlant 2017 Prize, Asylum Arts Grant, Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, Australia Council for the Arts ArtStart Grant, Freedman Traveling Scholarship for Emerging Artists, Australia and others. Her work has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally.
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