Kathleen Callahan

Studio Building
Studio Interior
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Studio Location
Resistance on Art; a performance with Ben Brubaker
Artist's Statement

With a focus on human behavior, my videos and performances ask questions about how people interact with one another, the morés and norms we follow — sometimes unconsciously, whether social deviation is the path to achieve a more perfect state of personal freedom and how preconditioned gender roles affect our individual actions. Rhythm and movement of both the subject and each piece’s overall tone are important formal considerations to me, as well as the implications of the materials I’m using.

I often push my body’s endurance to test exactly what a person can accomplish without the mind getting in the way, when all the social training disappears and all that’s left is the most unequivocal state of being. Ideas for my work usually begin from people watching. Once I have a direction I start a series of drawings to develop a storyboard for the completed piece.


Date of Graduation: 6/06

Solo Show
2008 Monday Night Movie, Galerie FoF, Rahway, NJ

Group Shows
2009 Contemporary Confrontations, Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY

2008 Night of 1,000 Drawings, Artists Space, NY, NY
Postcards From the Edge, Metro Pictures, NY, NY
Galerie FoF at the Arts Guild, Arts Guild of Rahway, Rahway, NJ
Come Out & Play, apexart, NY, NY
Boze Arts Café, Arts Guild of Rahway, Rahway, NJ

2007 Postcards From the Edge, James Cohen Gallery, NY, NY
1st Thursday, Galerie FoF, Rahway, NJ
The Square Foot Show, Art Gotham, NY, NY

2006 Video Wit, Visual Arts Gallery, NY, NY
Emerging Artists, Visual Arts Gallery, NY, NY

2005 BFA Open Studios, School of Visual Arts, NY, NY

2004 New Directions, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

2009 Harvestworks