The exhibition runs February 21- March 21, 2019
Kris Grey uses their body as a raw material for works on paper, durational performance, video, and photography. Grey’s performances rely on costumes and devised tableaus to engage with historical figures who represent non-traditional queer and trans narratives. Conduit, a solo exhibition presenting works from four ongoing series, invites audiences to experience these visual narratives through the body of the artist.
Kris Grey is a New York City based gender-queer artist whose cultural work includes curatorial projects, performance, writing, and studio production. Grey was a Fire Island Artist Residency recipient, a resident artist for the ANTI Festival for Contemporary Art in Kupoio, Finland, and a teaching artist at The International Centre for Training in the Performing Arts in Brussels, Belgium. In addition to their individual practice, Grey collaborates with Maya Ciarrocchi under the moniker Gender/Power. Gender/Power has been awarded a Baryshnikov Art Center residency, a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council residency, a Franklin Furnace grant, a MAP Fund Grant, and a place in the inaugural Gibney Dance Moving Towards Justice cohort. Recent curatorial projects include Performative Objects for Visual AIDS, Queer Objectivity at the University of Maryland, MIX NYC Experimental Film and Performance Festival, and the Queer Culture Performance and Lecture Series at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Grey’s writing has been published in print and on the web for Huffington Post and Original Plumbing. Their latest writing, Trans*feminism: fragmenting and re-reading the history of art through a trans* perspective, written in collaboration with Jennie Klein, was published in Otherwise: Imagining Queer Feminist Art Histories. Grey earned a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a Masters Degree in Fine Art from Ohio University. They perform, teach, and exhibit work internationally.
Please visit the artist’s website for additional info: https://kristingrey.com/home.html
This event is free and open to the public.