Clara M. Eagle Gallery

6th Floor Doyle Fine Arts
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071-3318
United States

Murray State University Galleries and the Department of Art & Design present Kate Gilmore: In Your Way, on view in the Clara M. Eagle Main Gallery from October 3 through November 4, 2019.  A gallery talk by Gilmore is planned for Thursday, October 3, at 5 p.m. in the Clara M. Eagle Main Gallery. Kate Gilmore is an artist who synthesizes multiple mediums including performance, video, sculpture, and painting. Kate Gilmore: In Your Way features ten works—nine performance-based videos and one live performance/sculptural installation that invites audience participation. Gilmore’s videos focus on herself or several women, wearing stereotypical feminine clothing and footwear while persistently performing difficult, labor-intensive tasks within self-constructed spaces.

Kate Gilmore was born in Washington D.C. in 1975 and lives and works in New York City. Gilmore received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (2002). She has participated in the 2010 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Moscow Biennial, Moscow, Russia (2011), PS1 Greater New York, MoMA/PS1, New York, NY (2005 and 2010) in addition to solo exhibitions at The Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT (2014), MoCA Cleveland, Cleveland, OH (2013), Public Art Fund, Bryant Park, New York, NY (2010), Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA (2008), Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH (2006).  

Gilmore has been the recipient of several international awards and honors such as the Guggenheim Fellowship (2018), Art Prize/ Art Juried Award, Grand Rapids, Michigan (2015), Rauschenberg Residency Award, Rauschenberg Foundation, Captiva, FL (2014), Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome (2007/2008), The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, New York, NY (2009/2010), Art Matters Grant, New York, NY (2012), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Award for Artistic Excellence, New York, NY (2010), the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance, New York, NY (2006), “In the Public Realm”, Public Art Fund, New York, NY (2010), The LMCC Workspace Residency, New York, NY (2005), New York Foundation for The Arts Fellowship, New York, NY (2012 and 2005), and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Residency, Brooklyn, NY (2010). 

Gilmore’s work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California; Rose Art Museum, Waltham, Massachusetts; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, Indianapolis; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois.  Gilmore is an Associate Professor of Art and Design at Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY.Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday 8 to 4:30 p.m.

Admission to the exhibit and to the artist’s talk is free and open to the public.

This exhibition was organized by the Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine.  All images are courtesy of the artist and Bates College Museum of Art.


Kate Gilmore/Bates College Museum of Art 


Wednesday, 16 October, 2019

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