Kate Gilmore “Love ’em, Leave ’em”
This performance was created specifically for an exhibition at MOCA Cleveland. Love ’em, Leave ’em will be exhibited at ArtPrize in its video form. “…It is impressive, yet the detritus left behind abounds with ambiguity.” The performance involves Gilmore carrying hundreds of vases with paint up each side of a structure and dropping them through a hole in the top, resulting in a three-dimensional painting referencing Jackson Pollock’s abstract expressionist action paintings. “The ceramic pots (which shatter as she drops them from above) reference femininity and, in this piece, the historical vision of the female body as a container and reproductive vessel.” — Lyz Bly of the Collective Arts Network.
Category – Time-based
Kate Gilmore was born in Washington D.C. in 1975 and lives and works in New York, NY. Selected exhibitions include: “Body of Work”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland (solo with catalogue), Moscow Biennial (4th edition, 2011), Moscow, Russia, Whitney Museum of Art (Whitney Biennial 2010), New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California; National Academy Museum, New York; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York; PS1/MoMA, Queens, New York; Herzliya Museum of Modern Art, Israel; The Kitchen, New York; Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, Oregon; Parasol Unit, London, England; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina; Decordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California; Rose Art Museum, Waltham, Massachusetts; Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, New York; Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel; MAK Museum of Art, Vienna, Austria; Istanbul Museum of Art, Istanbul, Turkey; Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; and Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana. Solo exhibitions include: Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio (March 2013); Bryant Park (Public Art Fund), New York; Locust Projects, Miami, Florida; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Franco Soffiantino Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy; Maisterravalbuena, Madrid, Spain; Smith-Stewart Gallery, New York; White Columns, New York; Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California; and Artpace, San Antonio, Texas. Gilmore received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, New York and her Bachelors degree from Bates College, Lewiston, Maine. She has been the recipient of several international awards and honors, such as the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome (2007/2008), The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (2009/2010), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Award for Artistic Excellence, New York, (2010), the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance, New York (2006), The LMCC Workspace Residency, New York (2005), New York Foundation for The Arts Fellowship, New York (2012 and 2005), Rauschenberg Residency Award, and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Residency, Brooklyn, New York (2010). Her work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois.