Katya Grokhovsky

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System Failure, 2018 Found Objects, Toys, Inflatables, Plaster, Acrylic, Fabric, Chicken Wire, Wigs, Carpet, Bucket, Mannequins, Clothing, Shoes. Photo Paul Pearson. Variable © Katya Grokhovsky
System Failure, 2018 Found Objects, Acrylic, Coat Rack, Teddy Bear, Ribbon, Wig. Photo Paul Pearson. Variable © Katya Grokhovsky
System Failure, 2018 Found Objects, Acrylic, Toys, Cardboard, Wig. Photo Paul Pearson. Variable © Katya Grokhovsky
Bad Woman-Bad Bunny, 2018 Found Objects, Video, Acrylic, Wood, Wigs, Fabrics, Clothing, Shoes, Toys. Photo Walter Wlodarczyk. Variable © Katya Grokhovsky
Bad Woman-Bad Bunny, 2018 Performance. Photo Walter Wlodarczyk. 30 Mins © Katya Grokhovsky
Bad Woman, 2017 Video Still, 13 Mins © Katya Grokhovsky
Bad Woman, 2017 Installation, Acrylic, Plaster, Clothing, Found Objects, Furniture, Video. Variable © Katya Grokhovsky
Bad Woman Live, 2017 Performance. Video Still. 2 Hrs © Katya Grokhovsky
Utopia 16000, 2015 Installation, Performance, Found Objects, Acrylic, Thread, Found Banners, Fabrics, Performance. Photo Natasha Frisch. Variable © Katya Grokhovsky
Uproar, 2015 Installation, Found Objects, Acrylic, Canvas, Tripod, Videos, Photo Peter Gynd. Variable © Katya Grokhovsky
Temporary Habitat, 2017 Mixed Media, Found Objects, Video, Performance. Video Still. Variable © Katya Grokhovsky
Inhabitant, 2017 Performance For Video. Video Still. 30 Mins © Katya Grokhovsky
Immigrant Ball, 2018 Performance. Photo Walter Wlodarczyk. 3 Hrs © Katya Grokhovsky
Touch it, 2016 Performance, Acrylic, Plaster, Fabric. Photo Debbie Rasiel. Variable © Katya Grokhovsky
Disturbance, 2015 Installation, Found Objects, Human And Synthetic Hair, Chair, Blanket, Towel, Clothing, Plaster, Medium, Glue. Variable © Katya Grokhovsky
The Lovely Immigrants, 2013 Installation, Found Objects, Cardboard, Plaster, Toys, Ribbons, T Shirts, Acrylic. Variable © Katya Grokhovsky
Untitled, 2013 Installation, Found Objects, Clothing, Shoes, Rope. Variable © Katya Grokhovsky
Untitled, 2012 Found Objects, Clothing, Shoes, Plaster, Acrylic, Watercolor. Variable © Katya Grokhovsky
Status Update, 2013 Performance For Video, Video Still. 6 Mins © Katya Grokhovsky
One Fine Day, 2014 Performance, Installation, Text On T Shirts, Video Still. Variable © Katya Grokhovsky
Quick Facts
Lives in
Brooklyn, New York
Works in
New York, New York
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2011, MFA
The Victorian College of the Arts /UM, 2007, BFA
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 2000, BA
katya grokhovsky, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, video-art, performance, conceptual, photography, exhibition/performance

Born in Ukraine, raised in Australia, Katya Grokhovsky works and lives in New York. Her interdisciplinary process based practice combines painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, installation, performance, photography, text and video and explores issues of gender, labor, alienation, displacement and the self, often employing the body as a tool to weave together the personal and the political. She holds an MFA in Studio from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a BFA from Victorian College of the Arts, Australia and a BA (Honors) in Fashion from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. Grokhovsky is also an independent curator, educator and Founding Director of Feminist Urgent.

Grokhovsky has received support through numerous residencies and fellowships including The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) Artist Studios Program Residency, NYC, BRICworkspace Residency, NYC, Ox-BOW School of Art Residency, MI, Atlantic Center for the Arts, FL, Wassaic Project, NY,  Studios at MASS MoCA Residency, MA, SOHO20 Lab Residency, NYC, BRIC Media Arts Fellowship, NYC, VOX Populi AUX Curatorial Fellowship, Philadelphia, Residency Unlimited, NYC, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska,  Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, NY, NARS (New York Residency and Studio Foundation) Partial Fellowship, NYC, Santa Fe Art Institute Residency Scholarship, NM, ChaNorth residency, NY, Watermill Center International Summer Residency, Watermill, NY, PAF (performing arts forum) residency, France and more. She has been awarded the Asylum Arts Grant, NYC, Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, NYC, APT (Artist pension trust) Membership, Australia Council for the Arts ArtStart Grant, NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists, NYC, Chashama space to create grant, NYC, Freedman Traveling Scholarship for Emerging Artists, Australia, Maude Glover Fleay Award, Australia and many others.

Her work has been shown in venues such as Smack Mellon, NYC, Equity Gallery, NYC, Center for Contemporary Arts, NM, NURTUREArt, NYC, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, NY, Lesley Heller Workspace, NYC, Judith Charles Gallery, NYC, HERE Arts Center, NYC, EFA Project Space, NYC, Art in Odd Places Festival, NYC, Dixon Place, NYC, Residency Unlimited, NYC, Governor’s Island Art Fair: A.I.R Gallery Projects, NYC, New York City Center, NYC, IDEAS City, New Museum, NYC, Movement Research, NYC, Soho20 Chelsea gallery, NYC, Watermill Center, NY, Gallerie Protege, NYC, Chashama, NYC, Ukrainian Institute of America, NYC, Museum of Russian Art, Jersey City, Grace Exhibition Space, NYC, Antena gallery, Chicago, Defibrillator gallery, Chicago, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Blindside and BUS Projects, Melbourne, Australia amongst others.


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