Kate Gilmore

Built to Burst
TRT 5:54


Kate Gilmore was born in Washington D.C. and lives and works in New York, NY. Recent exhibitions include: The Fourth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia; Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Greater New York: 5 year Review, PS1/MoMA Queens, NY, among others. Her work has been included in national and international exhibitions including the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI; MAK Museum of Art, Vienna, Austria; and Greater New York 2005 at PS1/MoMA Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY. The artist’s work is in the permanent collections of Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Chicago, IL; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Verbund Collection, Vienna, Austria; Sammlung Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, Germany; LAC, Lambert Collection, Geneva, Switzerland; FondazioneMorra Greco, Naples, Italy; Collezione La Gaia, Busca, Italy; Centro Sperimentale per le Arti Contemporanee (CESAC), Caraglio, Italy. 

Kate Gilmore imposes upon her own physicality in post-feminist critiques of sex and gender. Gilmore shapes an aggregate of performance, video, sculpture and photography with self-imposed restrictions and challenging objectives that recall the absurdity of Dadaism, the hyperbole of political cartoons, and the rigidity of political correctness. Thus Gilmore may find herself thwarted by high-heeled shoes in a humbling endeavor to surmount a literal wall of her own construction. Gilmore not only animates the essences and suppositions of ego and id, but positions them in a duel for personal integrity.