My artwork is almost exclusively process oriented. The molding actions being similar to working with clay: I roll the fiber into shapes before inserting them into the nylon stalkings, tying off each new node with string. It's an addition process that subverts a synthetic, man-made material like nylon back into an organic form. The piece becomes an object that looks otherworldly, yet familiar––a thing that feels as if it it could have grown and replicated on its own. A soft cocoon, a warm plant seed pod. Cells, atoms, eggs, bacteria, cancerous growths or fungi.

 

The conversation I am having is about body, about femininity, and the tension between heart and head, biology and technology. These soft sculptures embody and elicit fear, self loathing, love, acceptance––all of it processed through the actions of making.

News

I am so please to announce that I will be in the upcoming issue (7) of FULL BLEDE magazine published by Sacha Baumann. The issue will launch at noysky projects in Hollywood, in conjunction with the opening reception of the exhibition CONTINUANT on January 13, 2019, 1-5p!

Also I have a piece in a three-month long SOFT. CORE. curated show at The Riveter. Opening reception is on Friday, January 25th from 6-9 pm.

katya [dot] usvitsky at gmail

Contact

Press

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Aug 2015

Oct 2012

Dec 2009

Easy to Bare, Noysky Projects

Polymorph, The One Well

Recent Works, Assemble Gallery & Studio

Los Angeles, CA

Brooklyn, NY

Seattle, WA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Aug 2018

Jan 2018

Dec 2017 

Nov 2017

Oct 2017 

Oct 2017 

Oct 2015  

Feb 2015

Jan 2015  

Jan 2014    

May 2013 

Mar 2013  

Jun 2012

Apr 2012

Mar 2012

Nov 2011

May 2011

Jan 2011

May 2010

Jun 2009

Jan 2009

About a Box, Shoebox Projects

Formless and Fragile, SOFT. CORE., guest curator Alexis Hyde

Off the Wall, Small Works Show, Shoebox Projects

Plus one, SOFT. CORE., The Museum of Broken Relationships

Stepping into the Radiant Future, LAST Projects

A Narrow Passage, Noysky Projects

Women’s Work, San Diego Art Institute

MAS Attack 8, San Diego Art Institute

Locally Sourced, Transformer Gallery

Repetition & Ritual, Minnesota Museum of American Art

Material Matters, North Charleston Arts Festival

Repetition & Ritual, Hudgens Center

Small Stories, Urban Alchemist

POW: Pop Now, TNC Gallery

Knot Your Average Knit, City Without Walls Gallery

Moving Forward, SET Gallery

Play, Textile Arts Center

This Will Be Our Year, Assemble Gallery & Studio

Lost at Sea, Hanahou Gallery

Fiber Arctic, Schmancy Gallery

Stitch Spectacular, Dimensions Gallery    

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA

Washington, DC

St. Paul, MN

N. Charleston, SC

Atlanta, GA

Brooklyn, NY

New York, NY

Newark, NJ

Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn, NY

Seattle, WA

New York, NY

Seattle, WA

Savannah, GA

HONORS, AWARDS AND GRANTS

2011

2003

2003

2003

Greater NY Arts Development Fund of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

Charles Logan Smith Award for Excellence in Design

School of Art Research Grant

The Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fund

ARTICLES

2018

2013

Gipe, Larry. “Fresh Faces in Art.” Fabrik Issue 39. 2018: 82-83. Print.

DiNoto, Andrea. “Bubble Wrap.” American Craft 16 Sep. 2013: 18-19. Print.

EDUCATION

2005

NEW SCHOOL UNIVERSITY

Gallery Management, Business of Art for Artists

2003    

OHIO UNIVERSITY

BFA: Graphic Design

2002

STUDIO ART CENTER INTERNATIONAL

Summer Study Abroad Program: Interior Design, Art History

New York, NY

Athens, OH    

Florence, Italy  

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

2014 - now

2013 - 2014

Noysky Projects, Gallery Director

David Levinthal, Studio Manager

Los Angeles, CA

New York, NY

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