Kelly Worman

Premiere DateSep 4, 2018
00:00 Introduction
00:35 Kelly Woman
3:02 For Cheez (My Friend, Not The Food) Illuminati Hotties
07:00 Investing the Energy in Modern Relationships
21:10 “WE: Women Empowering Women” exhibition at the Borghese Gallery
25:29 Curatorial Practice
31:04 Connection between curatorial work and studio work
33:10 Stockholm Hotel Mira
36:42 Outro
37:04 Finish

Kelly Worman is an artist, curator, professor, and archivist based out of New York City. She holds an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute (2011) in New York, and an M.A. in Culture, Criticism, and Curation with distinction from Central Saint Martins (2015) in London.  Worman teaches at Pratt Institute in New York. She exhibits her work internationally and is included in an array of private collections. Recent exhibitions this year include “Summer of Love” at Freight + Volume in New York, NY, “WE: Women Empowering Women” at Borghese Gallery on the North Fork, and “I See an Omen” at Benaco Arte in Sirmione, Italy, with an upcoming solo exhibition at Pratt Manhattan this fall. Recent curatorial projects include “Shapes of Curiosity” at The Schneider Museum of Art in Oregon, “Surface Tension” and “Land After Time” at E.Tay Gallery in New York, NY and the last three (2015, 2016, 2017) Pratt Alumni Exhibitions at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Other recent projects and publications include “Karen Barth: Works 1979 – 2014” (a coffee table book), “WYSIWYG?- What you see is what you get?” (a project in collaboration with South London Gallery, investigating the impact of the digital world on art and culture in the 21st century), the Studio Spoken project (interviewing artists about their studio practice), and “The (W)hole Picture– Transgressing/Abjecting Subjectivities in Art” in Unknown Quantities (written with Janice Mitchell). Worman also writes and speaks extensively on color theory, the role of artist as curator, the artist as entrepreneurial model, and arts and economics at multiple institutions internationally.

All images courtesy of the artist

The Inductor Kind of Person, 2017
Acrylic, gouache, colored pencil, graphite on watercolor paper, 39″ x 27.5″

Young Virgos, 2017
Ggouache, oil crayon, polymer on cotton rag paper, 50″ x 38″

Shush Sashay, 2018

Polymer on panel, 7” x 10”

Land After Time at E.Tay Gallery, New York, NY, 2016

Abstract Everything, Pratt Institute Alumni Exhibition, Pratt Institute, 2016


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