Most of my videos and narratives combine performance, with either ready-made objects or my sculptures or both. The sets are in confined spaces as well as the outdoors. These environments contain fragments from the natural world whether in rural to city, suburban to urban. The objects and their associated functions are blurred and re-interpreted by the character’s un-natural and improvised actions of which I perform. These scenarios stem from my own personal history with the perspective of a young naïve girl at play. Adapting to an environment that is constantly changing, blending in I explore a space new and familiar. Ultimately resulting as idiosyncratic and romanticized views I investigate the subject, the object, their placement and the interplay between them.
Born in Jamaica, West Indies and raised in Miami, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow received a BFA at the New World School of the Arts, Miami in 1996. In 2005 she attained an MFA from Hunter College, New York City. She has exhibited her work at venues including Exit Art (NYC), Rush Arts Gallery (NYC), SUNY Old Westbury College (NY), Scope Art Fair (FL), a featured artist in Queens International 4 at the Queens Museum of Art (NY) and most recently represented the USA in the “Open International Performance Art Festival” at Open Contemporary Art Center in Beijing ,China.
Through a feminine perspective Lyn-Kee-Chow uses allegories to navigate issues of the body, desire, and nature while weaving in humor, absurdity, and familiar objects. She lives and works in Queens, New York.