Kristin McWharter

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Kristin McWharter is a multi- disciplinary artist whose work explores the entangled relationship between competition and intimacy. Her research interrogates where subjective and social experience interact from within both individual and group perspectives. She uses immersive sculptural installations, videos, and viewer- inclusive performances to blur the boundaries of social intimacy and personal narrative in an effort to invoke viewer’s individual relationships to affection, antagonism, sincerity and discomfort.

She received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2012 and her MFA from UCLA in Design and Media Arts in 2018.

Contact: kristinmcwharter@gmail.com

 

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Solo

2017
Prime, UCLA Grad Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012
Push, Don’t Pull, MICA Station Building, Baltimore, MD
2011
Grid, Gateway Gallery I, Baltimore, MD
The Intimacy Project, Pinkard Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Education

MFA UCLA Design|Media Arts, 2018
BFA Maryland Institute College of Art, 2012

Awards

Clifton Webb Scholarship 2017
Regents Fellowship 2016-2018
Sondheim Semifinalist, 2016
Light City Grant, 2016
Maryland States Arts Council Micro Grant, Make Studio 2015
RMAR Artists Helping Artists Grant, 2015
Ignite Baltimore Grant, 2013
Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant, 2013
Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant, 2015
MICA Dean’s List 2008-2012
MICA Achievement Award
National Arts Honor Society Scholarship

TALKS, PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS

Bangkok Arts and Cultural Center, 2017
UCLA Design Media Arts, 2016
Ignite Baltimore2013, 2015
D Center Baltimore,2015
Maryland Institute College of Art, 2013
Glasgow School of Art, 2010

Residencies

Crosstown Arts AIR, 2019
CultureHub LA, 2018/2019
Vermont Studio Center, 2013 + 2015

Group

2018
CyberArts: Prix Ars Electronica, OK Center of Contemporary Art Linz
Vibrant Matter, Beacon Arts Building,Los Angeles
MICA Alumni Biennial, Decker Gallery, Baltimore
Weak or no Signal, DMA MFA Exhibition,
New White Gallery, Los Angeles
2017
Interactive Art: The Relationship of Humans and Technology, BACC, Bangkok
Hack the Music LA, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
Fall Preview, New White Gallery, Los Angeles
Far Bazaar, Cerritos College, Los Angeles CA
Interactive Art: The Relationship of Humans and Technology, BACC, Bangkok Thailand
Fall Preview, New White Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2016
Light City, Baltimore MD
Electronic + Technologic Semiotics of the Bodily, Panoply Performance Lab, Brooklyn NY
Pulse, EMP Collective, Baltimore MD
Sondheim Semifinalist Exhibition, Decker Gallery, Baltimore MD
BBB Performance Art Review, Space Camp, Baltimore MD
Characters Welcome, Schwing Art Center, Baltimore MD

2015
EMP collective PULSE: Salon, Baltimore MD
SEE/HEAR Charm City, Make Studio, Baltimore MD
Borders Boundaries Barricades, Gallery CA Baltimore, MD
The Raft on Lazy River, Artscape, Baltimore MD
Eminent Domain, EMP Collective, Baltimore MD
YESPLEASETHANKYOU, Platform Gallery, Baltimore MD
BBB Shortlist, LabBodies, All Over Street, Baltimore, MD
SpaceCamp Launch, Space Camp, Baltimore MD
2014
In the Round, School 33, Baltimore MD
Body Trap, Artscape, Baltimore MD
2013
SuperNova, Performance Festival, Rosslyn, VA
You Are My Sunshine, Associated Gallery, NY
2012
Abroad, Brown Center, Baltimore, MD
Spines, MICA, Baltimore, MD
2011
TV Dinner, In/Flux, Baltimore, MD
Opus, Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD
Road Block, Area 405, Baltimore, MD
2010
Out of Order, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD
Sea Dogs III, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Wishing You the Happiest Day Under the Sun, Glasgow, Scotland

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