Artists Judith G. Levy and Caitlin Horsmon discuss how they use history, found materials and research in their work.
Judith G. Levy is a multidisciplinary artist, whose work explores history, culture and identity. She creates videos, installations, two-dimensional work, public art and performance. Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally and her public art has been shown in Indianapolis, Chicago and Kansas City. Her feature film, NV in KC: A Story About Artists and Envy in Kansas City premiered in Kansas City and Lawrence, Kansas in 2013, was included in The H & R Block Artspace Performance Now Film series and screened at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Levy was awarded a Charlotte Street Fellowship and an ArtsKC Inspiration Grant in 2014 to attend Art Omi, a month-long international artist residency, where she created a site-specific installation and a video documented performance piece. Her work was recently included in the group show, Loving After Lifetimes of All This at la Esquina in Kansas City. This show opens at the Benchspace Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina January 30 and will be on exhibition until the end of May.
Caitlin Horsmon is an artist, teacher and curator based in Kansas City, Missouri who makes films, videos and installations. Her work has been exhibited around the world in wildly diverse venues from micro cinemas to the Centre Pompidou. She has received numerous awards and grants including a Rocket Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Charlotte Street Foundation and Spencer Museum of Art. Caitlin was trained in Cinema & Comparative Literature and Media Production at the University of Iowa and graduated from Oberlin College. She is one of five artists who make up the curatorial collaboration Plug Projects and an Associate Professor of Film & Media Arts at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her work is distributed by The Collectif Jeune Cinéma.