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KATE SIKORSKI

b. 1983, Tustin, CA

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

 

EDUCATION:

2011      MFA, California State University, Long Beach

2006      BA, Global Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

 

SELECTED SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

2018                        (Upcoming) Muzeumm, Mid City, Los Angeles, CA

2015                        Intrinsic Expedition, Westmont College, SB, CA

2012                        Coastal Commons, Catalyst, Westminster, CA

2012                        Burkini Surf, Alexander Salazar Fine Art, SD, CA

2011                        Uninhibited, Max Gatov Gallery, CSULB, CA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2019                        (upcoming) Angel’s Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro

2018                        (upcoming) Subject Observer, TBA

2018                        Soft Bytes; Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Los Angeles, CA

2018                        This is Awkward, El Segundo Museum of Art, CA

2018                        Made in California, Brea City Gallery, CA

2017                        South Bay Focus, Torrance Art Museum, curated by Emily Gonzalez-Jarrett, curatorial associate at the Hammer Museum, and artist & museum liaison at Honor Fraser Gallery

2017                        Missed Connections, Basement Projects, Santa Ana

2016                        Broad Cast, Keystone Art Space, Los Angeles, curated by Kim Abeles and Ken Marchionno

2016                        Victor Frias and Friends III, DA Center for the Arts, Pasadena, curated by Devon Tsuno

2016                        Engendered Inequity: Gallery Tally, LA Contemporary Exhibitions, organized by Micol Hebron

2016                        MAS Attack (Final), Torrance Art Museum, organized by Max Presneill

2015                        Temporary Contemporary Artist Surf Competition, performance and costume design, Zuma Beach (Malibu), organized by Night Gallery and Ghebaly Gallery

2015                        MAS Attack 9, Temporary Space LA, Los Angeles

2015                        MAS Attack 8, Art Institute in Balboa Park, San Diego

2014                        MAS Attack 7, Airport Art Studios, Santa Monica

2014                        Gallery Tally Poster Project, For Your Art, Los Angeles

2013                        Compass, OC Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana

2013                        Monster Drawing Rally, Armory Center for the Arts, Los Angeles

2012                        International Drawing Project, Café Royal Books, London

2012                        Californians, Artspace Purl, Daegu, South Korea

2011                        Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne, curated by Christian Cummings & Doug Harvey

2011                        Insights, juried, CSULB University Art Museum, Long Beach

2010                        Insights, juried, CSULB University Art Museum

2009                        GLAMFA Open Studios, California State University, Long Beach

2008                        GLAMFA Open Studios, California State University, Long Beach

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 

“LA x Kobe: My Life,” Kobe Design University (Japan) #12 p. 12, 2017 (preview)

“Does Femininity Mean Mysterious Absolute Beauty?” Blue. (Japan), #59 p. 64-67 June 2016 (images, interview)

“Meet South Los Angeles Artist: Kate Sikorski,” VoyageLA.com April 22, 2016 (images, interview)

“Kate Sikorski,” Studio Visit Magazine, p.110, 2013 (image, bio)

“Burkini Surf Series,” TIDE Magazine (Germany), p. 76-83, 2012 (interview and images)

Bell-Johnson, Jacqueline. “A MAS Attack: The End Is Just the Beginning”, ArtandCake.com, 2016 (review)

“Mas Attack 13,” Artillery Magazine, 2016 (preview)

Presneill, Max. “MAS Attack 7,” Fabrik: Art, Design, and Architecture Magazine, 2014 (Preview)

Steinhauer, Jillian. “Tallying Art World Inequality, One Gallery at a Time,” HyperAllergic.com, 2013 (review)

Guest Host, “Kate-Chung” (a program hosted by artists named “Kate”), presented a pre-recorded interview with a Burkini Surf participant not named Kate, KChung Radio, 1630 AM, Los Angeles, July 27, 2013, 5-5:30pm

Heather Ford, “Making Waves: The Burkini Surf Project,” Fox News San Diego, Channel 5, Jan 18, 2013, 9:05-9:15am

Caldwell, Ellen. “Making Waves: Kate Sikorski’s Burkini Surf Project,” NewAmericanPaintings.com, 2012

Williams, Cassie. “Muslim. Female. Surfer.” Huffington Post, 2012 (review)

Rose, Joshua. “Coastal Commons,” American Art Collector, August 2012 #82, p. 128-9 (images, preview)

Kim, Yoonkyung. “Californians,” CU Gallery, Daegu, Korea, 2012 (catalog)

Nys Dambrot, Shana. “Flag Stop Art Fair: South Bay” (review), LAWeekly.com, 2011

Knight, Christopher. “’Chain Letter’ at Shoshana Wayne Gallery” (review), LATimes.com, 2011

Simonson, Lily. “Curators Gone Viral Chain Letter at Shoshana Wayne” (review), Art21.org, 2011

 

AWARDS/GRANTS/RESIDENCIES:

 

2018                        (upcoming) Heather Farm, Walnut Creek, CA (resident artist)

2018                        (upcoming) Long Road Projects, Jacksonville, FL (resident artist)

2018                        Forum Mentorship Program, Torrance Art Museum, CA

2013                        Chloe Flores FB, Los Angeles, CA, March 1-31 (resident artist)

2012                        Distinguished Achievement in Creative Activity Award, College of the Arts, CSULB, CA

2011                        Art Series Funded, KickStarter, Seal Beach, CA

2005                        Jeanie Anderson Memorial Fund, UCSB, Durban, South Africa

2002                        Barbara Benson Memorial Scholarship, Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts, CA

2002                        Scholarship Pre-College Summer Program, Laguna College of Art and Design, CA

 

COLLECTIONS:

 

Microsoft, Seattle, WA