Kathryn Kenworth

December 2 and 3, 11am-5pm

The work I do looks at consumer culture through a variety of mediums that includes drawing, collage, printmaking, sculpture, and installation. I reference commercial imagery and use recycled materials and as a way to rethink ideas of value or exchange.
Currently, I am making drawings of everyday items in silhouette. Because the images lack marketing messages and branding, the shapes become personal icons, charms or symbols of daily life. I am also working with collage, using imagery cut out of glossy brochures, catalogs and flyers that come in the mail. I play with color, shape and composition to put these mass market items into imaginative settings that lets them be seen in a new light.
What if instead of buying, we think about this type of imagery in a different way?

Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA I went to the University of Colorado at Boulder where I received my BFA (1989). Later, I moved to Northern California where I studied sculpture at Mills College in Oakland where I still live and work. Since earning my MFA (1999) I have exhibited my work in galleries, museums, universities, storefront windows, parking lots and art fairs. I have attended artist residencies and received generous grants in support of the work I do. I am always looking for new challenges to push my work and interesting ways to show it.

Grants include: Pollock-Krasner foundation NY, Leon Levy Foundation NY, Awesome Foundation CA, Bay Area Video Coalition CA.
Artist Residencies include: The Residency Project, CA, Kala Art Institute, CA, The MacDowell Colony, NH, Bundanon, Australia, Sculpture Space, NY, Headlands Center for the Arts, CA and Au Bout du Plongeoir, France.

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478 25th St suite A, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
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