Artist Statement

I explore the visualization of identity in my work using photography, drawing, collage and video. I am concerned with race and gender in relation to the body and how the body becomes codified within these socially constructed categorizations. More specifically I am interested in inbetweeness and how “unidentifiable” bodies—that do not identify with standard categories—negotiate identity.

Artist Bio

Kaitlynn Redell was born and raised in Santa Cruz, CA. She received her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2009 and her MFA at Parsons the New School for Design in 2013. She has participated in numerous exhibitions in the US and internationally including at NYCAMs (NYC), Rush Arts Gallery (NYC), A.I.R. Gallery (NYC), El Museo del Barrio (NYC), Western Project (LA) and Museo Laboratorio - Ex Manifattura Tabacchi (Italy). Redell has received funding from such institutions as Otis College of Art and Design, The Ebell of Los Angeles, Peter Goulds Fine Art and The New School, and is a recent recipient of the Oscar Kolin Fellowship Award. In 2013, she was an artist-in-residence at the Wassaic Project with her collaborator Sara Jimenez. Redell and Jimenez have been included in numerous publications included The Brooklyn Rail. Most recently, Redell & Jimenez performed and exhibited work at the Luminaria Festival in San Antonio, TX. Redell lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

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EXHIBITIONS   2014 Luminaria Luminaria Festival, San Antonio, TX (Redell & Jimenez collaborative work included) Electric Walls   On The Ground Floor Gallery, Los Angeles, LA (Redell & Jimenez collaborative work included) Lore: Temporal and Sublime Downtown Art Center (DAC), Los Angeles, CA Wassaic  Project  Summer Exhibition   Maxon Mills, Wassaic, NY (Redell & Jimenez collaborative work included)   Standing Outside the Closed Door ABC No Rio in Exile @ 292 Gallery, New York, NY (Redell & Jimenez collaborative work included)   ‘Womanhouse’ or a Roaming House?  ‘A Room of One’s Own’ Today Curated by Mira Schor A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (Redell & Jimenez collaborative work included)   2013 The Name, The Nose Curated by Raúl Zamudio Museo Laboratorio-­‐Ex Manifattura Tabacchi, Città Sant’Angelo (PE), Italy (Redell & Jimenez collaborative work included)   Misnomer: Parlour Preview 166 East 61st  St, New York, NY (Redell & Jimenez collaborative work included)   La Bienale: Here is Where We Jump Curated by Rocío Aranda-­‐Alvarado and Raúl Zamudio El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY (Redell & Jimenez collaborative work included)   The Intelligence of Things Parsons  2013  MFA  Thesis  Show     Curated by Wendy Vogel and Jess Wilcox The Kitchen, New York, NY Dimensions Variable: Multiracial Identity Curated by Gabriel de Guzman Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY (Redell & Jimenez collaborative work included)   Morph Curated by Alicia DeBrincat and Jade Yumang   Fowler Project Space, Brooklyn, NY (Redell & Jimenez collaborative work included) CAA Regional MFA Exhibition: Make it Work Curated by Barbara Pollack NYCAMS, New York, NY (Redell & Jimenez collaborative work included)   2012 Collaboration with Antonio Vega Macotela Curated by Antonio Vega Macotela 25 East Gallery, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY   the end is the beginning Curated by Simone Douglas 25 East Gallery, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY (Redell & Jimenez collaborative work included)   Question for Revolution and Universal Brotherhood Curated by Lauren Denitzio, Isaac Richard Pool and Jessica Posner Arnold & Sheila Aronson Galleries, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY (Redell & Jimenez collaborative work included)   Over Sensitive Curated by Anthony Aziz, Simone Douglas and Andrea Geyer 25 East Gallery, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY Make Ready Broadsides Project in Conjunction with Sue Coe Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY   2011 Thirteen By Thirteen Curated by Virgina Arce and Nat George Downtown Art Center (DAC) Gallery, Los Angeles, CA   2009 Tales of the Flesh Western  Project,  Culver  City, CASmall (though your heart is breaking) Gallery 1927, Los Angeles, CA   Pussy Wagon Heather James Fine Art Gallery, Palm Desert, CA Variety Show: Otis College of Art and Design BFA Exhibition 2009 Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA   2008 Mint Curated by Ed Ruscha and Russell Ferguson Organized by Larry Johnson Patrick Painter Melrose Gallery, Los Angeles, CA   RIPE Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA Space Invaders Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA ART AUCTION 2014The Hot 100, Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation Benefit Online Auction, Organized by Sarah Belden Fine Art Advisory 2013White Box Spring Benefit, Rox Gallery, New York, NY CURATORIAL PROJECTS 2013Present Futures Video Program curated by Redell & Jimenez Mandrake, Los Angeles, CA RESIDENCIES AND PROGRAMS 2013Artist-­‐in-­‐Residence. The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY. June 2013 2012Site + Sight. Beijing, China and the Gobi Desert. August 2012 PERFORMANCES 2014Performance for Luminaria Festival San Antonio, TX (Collaborative performance of Redell & Jimenez) 2013The Space Between Us El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY. (Collaborative performance of Redell & Jimenez) HONORS AND AWARDS 2012Oscar Kolin MFA Fellowship Award (2012-­‐2013)   The New School University Merit Award (2012-­2013) 2009Saul & Sally Fifer Bernstein/Friends of Joe Mugnaini Award 2008Peter Goulds Fine Arts Scholarship 2006Ebell Scholar (2006-­‐2009) I Magnin Scholarship 2005Otis College of Art and Design Merit Scholarship (2005-­2009) ARTIST TALKS   2014 Electric Walls Artist Talk, Discussion led by Malika Ali, On The Ground Floor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.   ‘Womanhouse’ or a Roaming House? “A Room of One’s Own” Today, Panel Discussion led by Mira Schor, A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.   2013 Redell & Jimenez. Artist Talk. La Bienale: Here is Where We Jump. El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY.   Redell & Jimenez. Artist Talk. Dimension Variable: Multiracial Identity. Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY.   2012 Collaborative Lecture: Sara Jimenez and Kaitlynn Redell. Focus & Motivation: Artists Presenting their Art. Lecture Series. Hunter College, New York, NY.   Panel Participant. Grouping: “Curating Identity.” The New School for Social Research 2012 Anthropology Conference: Rethinking Inheritance. The New School, NY, NY. PUBLICATIONS   2014 “Navigating the Nameless,” The Brooklyn Rail. September, 2014 (Redell & Jimenez collaborative text included)   “Balancing Act: Kaitlynn Redell in Conversation with Ching Ching Cheng and Flora Kao,” Interview. ARTFILE Magazine. July, 2014   “I,” Publication in conjunction with exhibition, I scarcely have the right to use this ghostly verb, Arnold & Sheila Aronson Galleries, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY (Redell & Jimenez collaborative text included)   2013 “Performance Triple Threat: Kaitlynn Redell in Conversation with Tatlo,” Interview. ARTFILE Magazine. June, 2013 SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY   2014 Redell & Jimenez. Emergency INDEX. Volume 3, (2013).   Nat George, “Artists Conversations: Kaitlynn Redell,” mylalifestyle.com August 27.   Katherine Brooks, “Mira Schor Investigates What Home Means to Contemporary Women   Artists,” Huffington Post. January 9. “Kaitlynn Redell at A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn,” Otis.edu. January 1.   2013 Iris Ordean, “Towards ‘Inbetweeness”: The Performances of Sara Jimenez and The Redell & Jimenez Collaboration,” Art Peruses. October 29.   “Redell and Jimenez (Kaitlynn Redell and Sara Jimenez),” El Museo del Barrio Works list.   El Museo del Barrio presents La Bienal 2013: Here is Where We Jump," Art Daily. October 19.   Susan Noyes Platt PhD, "'Here is Where We Jump,' El Museo del Barrio's La Bienal 2013," Art Politics Now. September  21.   “Navigating the In-­‐between: Redell & Jimenez in Conversation with Sarah Eagen,” Interview. ARTFILE Magazine. July 1, 2013   Baron, Roz. “Preview: Three Emerging Artists Featured in El Museo del Barrio’s 7th Biennial Exhibition.” New York Remezcla. April 2, 2013 Steinhauer, Jillian. "Art Rx." Hyperallergic. February 12, 2013.   CUE Art Foundation. "Recommendations: MORPH at Fowler Arts Collective." on-­‐verge.org. January 29, 2013.   2012 Sara Jimenez and Kaitlynn Redell: “Boundary Mimicry.” Anamesa: An Interdisciplinary Journal. New York University. Volume 10, Number 2 (Fall 2012).   2010 Kim, Soo. “Cutting Through the Stereotypes: Interview with Kaitlynn Redell.” OMAG, Vol. 8 (2010): 4-­‐5.   2009 Vista, Sandra. “Feeding the Spirit Monkey: Tales of the Flesh Group Exhibition Review.”  ARTslant. July 14, 2009.

Categories

  • Mixed Media
  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Hapa/Multiracial
  • Abstract
  • Conceptual
  • Dance
  • Drawing
  • Figurative
  • Painting
  • Performance Art
  • Photography
  • Sculpture