Kate Gilmore, award winning installation, video and performance artist and professor of Art and Design at SUNY Purchase in New York. Participated in 2010 Whitney Biennial.
Kate Gilmore is developing an interactive, participatory project for the Power of Art with the working title of“The Walk.” Gilmore intends to create a contemplative and supportive environment in which the community can experience each other’s companionship. The project is about the endurance and carethat areboth necessary for healing.
Gilmore will design a meandering elevated pathway that will be built and installed in an outdoor public space in Coral Springs or Parkland. The walkway will be painted with a bright color. The artistwill train performers to walk along the structure, in 4-5 hour shiftsdressed inthe same coloras the pathway. Viewers areinvited to join the performers on the walkway and the performers will match their pace and duration, walking alongside them. All will be encouraged to walk without speakingin an effort to allow the silence and space between people to create a bond. The project will occur over one weekend in early February 2020.
Kate Gilmore is an artist who works between installation, video, and performance, creating work that seeks to confront the ways in which we perceive notions of strength, authority, and control in our social and political arenas. Gilmore has participated in the 2010 Whitney Biennial, The Moscow Biennial, and PS1 Greater New York, MoMA/PS1, in addition to solo exhibitions at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Everson Museum, MoCA Cleveland, Public Art Fund, and Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.
She has been the recipient of awards such as the Anonymous Was Woman Award, the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, Rauschenberg Residency Award, Art Prize Jury Award, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, Art Matters Grant, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Award for Artistic Excellence, Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance, two fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Her work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago among others. Gilmore is an Associate Professor of Art and Design at Purchase College, SUNY.