Katya Grokhovsky

Katya Grokhovsky

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

· 765 Washington St, New York, NY 10014

CoWorker Projects is pleased to present Vague Vague, a video screening by Katya Grokhovsky. Based in Brooklyn, New York and Melbourne, Australia, Ukrainian born, Australian-bred artist Katya Grokhovsky works across disciplines including performance, video, installation, photography, sculpture, drawing and painting. She has an MFA in Sculpture (2011) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA, a BFA in Painting (2007) from Victorian College of the Arts, Australia and a BA (Honors, 2000) in Fashion from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. She is a recipient of numerous awards, including Australia Council for the Arts ArtStart grant (2013), NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists (2012), Freedman Traveling Scholarship for Emerging Artists, Australia, (2007) and many others.

She has traveled and exhibited extensively and has participated in many art residencies including Watermill Center, NY and Santa Fe Art Institute, NM. She is currently an international artist in residence at NARS (New York Art Residency and Studios Foundation) in Brooklyn. Grokhovsky's work deals with the constant search for her own elusive narrative, identity and “home” through the female migrant body in various mediums. She mines her own experiences and often utilizes her body as a point of departure and frequently the only instrument at her disposal, as a site of displacement and unrealistic expectations. Grokhovsky relentlessly investigates the violent act of separation from one culture and frustrating necessary attempt to belong to another. The liminal space between being there and being here becomes full of possibilities, absurd misunderstandings and humorous incidents.