b:
California, USA
live/work:
Los Angeles
contact:
practice at kposehn dot com
conceptual sculpture + architecture + writing
Kristin Posehn is an artist and writer based in Los Angeles. She received a Ph.D. in Sculpture from the Winchester School of Art, Winchester, UK, held a two year research and production residency at the Van Eyck, Maastricht, NL, and was awarded the Hermine Van Bers Art Prize, NL, 2009. She was a Visiting Tutor at the Ruskin School of Painting and Drawing, Oxford University, UK, for 2010. The Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art, has collected materials and documentation from her architectural installations, and an exhibit of this work continues through May 2017.

Posehn’s first book was a novella about an artwork, titled Reclamation and published by the Van Eyck, Maastricht, 2012. Her first short story, “Boy With Frog”, was recently published by The White Review, London, UK.

Education

  • PhD Fine Art, Sculpture Department, Winchester School of Art, UK, 2007
  • MA Sculpture, with distinction, Winchester School of Art, UK, 2002
  • BA Visual Art, with distinction, Duke University, Durham, USA, 2001

Selected exhibitions

  • 2017 Kristin Posehn: Architectures Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV, USA
  • 2015 - present A house made of air and distance and echoes abandoned airfield, CA, USA
  • 2015 Treffpunkt Rodchenko Worker's Clyb, Kunstmuseum Luxembourg, Brno, CZ
  • 2014 distracted-workshop 26th International Biennale of Graphic Design, Brno, CZ
  • 2014 DRESDEN PUBLIC ART VIEW International billboard exhibition, C. Rockefeller Center for Contemporary Art, Dresden, DE
  • 2014 Out of Stasis part of Justifiable Versions of Events at ACUD Studio, Berlin, DE
  • 2013 Of Those Who Inhabit Rooms Twelve Cells for the Intoxicated, Brussels, BE
  • 2013 With Torch and Spear Winchester Gallery, Winchester, UK
  • 2012 CUBE OPEN Center for the Urban Built Environment, Manchester, UK
  • 2011 N34 - Landscape in transit CBK Drenthe, Assen, NL
  • 2010 RSVP aspex, Portsmouth, UK
  • 2010 Acute Melancholia Studio 44, Stockholm, SE
  • 2010 Artist & Artifact Brooklyn Historical Society / BRIC Gallery, Brooklyn, USA
  • 2008 Reclamation Museum de Paviljoens, Almere, NL
  • 2008 Chanting Baldessari Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, NL
  • 2008 Parlor and Roseville Kate Werble Gallery, New York City, USA
  • 2007 Kristin Posehn Netwerk / Center for Contemporary Art, Aalst, BE
  • 2007 Geisai Miami Pulse Contemporary Art Fair, Miami, USA
  • 2006 Fordham Netwerk / Center for Contemporary Art, Aalst, BE
  • 2006 Year_06 Year_06, Keith Talent Gallery, London, UK

Residencies

  • 2013 (with Geoff Dyer) Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna, Florida, USA
  • 2008 – 2010 Research fellowship in fine art, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL
  • 2007 The Center for Land Use Interpretation, Wendover, Utah, USA
  • 2007 Netwerk Center for Contemporary Art, Aalst, BE

Grants & awards

  • Hermine van Bers Art Prize, NL, 2009
  • Research and production grant, Brooklyn Historical Society, NYC, USA 2008-2009
  • Faculty of Arts Major Studentship, Winchester School of Art, UK 2002-2006
  • Overseas Research Scholarship, Winchester School of Art, UK 2001-2002

Teaching

  • Visiting tutor, Ruskin School, Oxford University, Oxford, UK, 2010
  • Visiting tutor, K_D Art and Design School of Oslo, Oslo, NO, 2006
  • Teaching assistant, BA Sculpture, Winchester School of Art, UK, 2002-2005
  • Calculus laboratory, Mathematics Department, Duke University, USA, 1998-2000

Talks & presentations

  • Artist talk, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA, 2015
  • Reading, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Symrna, Florida, USA, 2013
  • Reclamation (in conversation with Jonathan Griffin) Skylight Books, LA, USA, 2013
  • Artist talk, Ruskin School, Oxford University, Oxford, UK, 2010
  • A bridge between two rooms Opening week, JVE, Maastricht, NL, 2010
  • Artist talk, The Guesthouse, Cork, IE 2009
  • Untitled Against the Economic (conference), JVE, Maastricht, NL, 2009
  • Rocklin Opening week, JVE, Maastricht, NL, 2009
  • Artist talk, Maastricht University, Maastricht, NL, 2008
  • Butnot Reallyland Opening week, JVE, Maastricht, NL, 2006
  • Recent work Richmond University, London, UK, 2006
  • Recent work K_D Art and Design School of Oslo Oslo, NO, 2006
  • Recent work Richmond University, London, UK, 2005

Books & catalogs

  • Imagine Architecture Gestalten, Edited R. Klanten and L. Feireiss, Berlin, DE, 2014
  • the distracted-workshop newspaper a split/fountain collaboration with Xin Cheng, Jack Hadley, Layla Tweedie-Cullen, Jayme Yen; presenting actions by Chris Berthelsen, Nell May, Anne Fenton, Kristin Posehn, 26th International Biennale of Graphic Design, Brno, CZ, 2014
  • Reclamation Exhibition catalog / novella, Jan van Eyck Academie, NL, 2012
  • RSVP Aspex, Edited J. Bushnell and C. Caswell, Portsmouth, UK, 2010
  • Spacecraft 2 Gestalten, Edited R. Klanten and L. Feireiss, Berlin, DE, 2009
  • Chanting Baldessari Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, NL, 2008
  • Yearbook 2007 Netwerk Center for Contemporary Art, Aalst, BE, 2008
  • Periodical#07 Netwerk Center for Contemporary Art, Aalst, BE, 2007
  • Yearbook 2006 Netwerk Center for Contemporary Art, Aalst, BE, 2007
  • Periodical#03 Netwerk Center for Contemporary Art, Aalst, BE, 2006
  • 25 Under 25 powerHouse Books, New York City, USA, 2003

Artist’s publications

Reviews

  • De Kantlijn pg 11, November, 2009
  • Zuiderlucht "Chanting Baldessari", by Duncan Liefferink, September, 2008
  • Guardian Guide review by Jessica Lack, pg 36, August 28, 2004
  • Guardian Guide Pick of the Week, pg 38, September 14, 2002

Magazines

  • Fields Magazine, Issue 6, USA, 2016
  • Vakantie bv N34 magazine, SKOR, CBK Drenth and ZUS, Groningen, NL, 2011
  • New York Times Style Magazine "The Remix; Made in Japan", December 2, 2007
  • Intersection Magazine (photographs for designer Bernadette Deddens) October 2006
  • Modern Painters (documentation of a performance by Mark McGowan) May 2005
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Photo: Richard Swayze