Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow



Bio

Born in Manchester, Jamaica, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow is a multidisciplinary artist who received a BFA at the New World School of the Arts, Miami in 1996. In 2005 she attained an MFA from Hunter College, New York City. Her work has been exhibited and performed nationally and internationally at venues including Exit Art (NYC), Rush Arts Gallery (NYC), Amelie A. Wallace Gallery at SUNY Old Westbury College (NY), Scope Art Fair (FL), was featured in ‘Queens International 4’ at the Queens Museum of Art (NY), Third Streaming LLC (NY), MoCADA (Museum of Contemporary African Diasporic Arts (NYC), The “10th Open International Performance Art Festival” at Open Contemporary Art Center in Beijing, China, Art Museum of the Americas (Washington, DC) and GIMPAF (Gwanju International Media Performance Arts Festival) Gwanju, South Korea. She is also a  Rema Hort Mann nominee and a 2012 NYFA Fellow in Interdisciplinary Art.Through a feminine perspective Lyn-Kee-Chow uses allegories to navigate issues of the body, desire, and nature while weaving in humor, absurdity, and familiar objects. She lives and works in New York City.

Source: Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow Artist Website

Statement

My recollections come from a childhood reared in the Caribbean, at the edges of standardized Western culture, where daily struggle causes those standards to drift in odd ways. In some ways my idyllic Jamaica no longer exists. An immigrant's memory of their country is both frozen in time and lives a life of its own, and perhaps comes to represent something else entirely.  My work aims to pinpoint that fleeting image of a perfect landscape by its raw nature, and wondrous paradox. It is this desire for an ideal landscape that intrigues and invites me to interact with it.

The accumulation of goods, luxurious lifestyles, socio-economic changes, and cultural development carry a political and social intent. The obsession of capital and consumption has informed my process where objects whether functional or not infiltrate a space, questioning its purpose or function. Natural landscapes often set the stage and are combined with media, costuming, and props that are handmade, manufactured, natural and artificial to accessorize the environment.

Most of my work combines performance in the realms of social practice with either ready-made objects or my sculptures or both. Some of these performances address a critical analysis of desire, cultural ideologies, and environmental degradation.  Often working with site-specificity, whether in rural to city, suburban to urban I hope to engage the viewer to question respect for societal and cultural norms, and most importantly the state of our natural world. 

 

 

CV

Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow
Born 1975 Manchester, Jamaica, W.I.
EDUCATION
Hunter College, New York, N.Y. (M.F.A. in Combined Media 2005 )
University of Florida / New World School of the Arts, Miami ,FL. (B.F.A. with honors in Painting 1996)
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2008
Rush Arts Gallery, ‘’Mildendranthema Grandeflorum’’ , New York, N.Y.
PERFORMANCES
2012
(Upcoming- Sept. 2012) GWANGJU-KOREA international media Performance Art Festival, Gwangju Lotte Gallery, Daein
Market, Gwangju, SOUTH KOREA
(Upcoming-Sept 2012)‘STONE AND WATER’ Anyang Seksu Market, Anyang, SOUTH KOREA
Exit Art, featuring Grace Exhibition Space. ‘’Collective / Performative’’ New York, N.Y.
2011
The Edna Manley College of the Visual & Performing Arts with The National Gallery of Jamaica. Inaugural Arts
Conference .“The Arts: Catalyst for Caribbean Development” Kingston, JAMAICA October 13-14, 2011
Living Walls: A Citywide Art & Urban Education Conference. Albany, NY. Sep.16-18, 2011
LUMEN Festival on Staten Island, Staten Island, N.Y.
tART@ Ozaneaux Art Space. ‘’Sweetly Sour’’, Street Performance, New York, NY
A.I.R. Gallery, ‘’We Love Japan and Japan Loves US‘’ Brooklyn, N.Y.
2010
Third Streaming, LLC, ‘’ Bite: Street-inspired Art & Fashion’’, New York, N.Y.
2009
English Kills Gallery, ‘’ Maximum Perception Performance Festival’’, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Fountain Art Fair, Grace Exhibition Space (Brooklyn) , Miami, FL.
Exit Art, ‘’Performance in Crisis’’, New York, NY.
798 Zone, Open Contemporary Art Center, ‘’10th Open Performance Art Festival’’, Beijing, CHINA
2008
‘’Madre Silva :Three Portraits’’, New Media Projections by Juan Sanchez, Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, P.A.
2007
Exit Art, ‘’Renegades : Serious Games’’, New York, N.Y.
2006
Ingalls & Associates presented by Rush Arts Gallery,’’Kick it One Time’’, Miami, F.L.
Exit Art, ‘’Wild Girls : Wild Nights’’, New York,N.Y.
Exit Art, ‘’The Drop :Water Project’’, New York, N.Y.
2005
D.U.M.B.O. Arts Center, ‘’The Ninth Annual Dumbo Art Under the Bridge Festival ; Live Art ‘’, Brooklyn, N.Y.
2004
Hunter College Times Square , ‘’ Yolk of the Hoke’’, Performance & Video Art, New York, N.Y.
SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012
(Upcoming-Aug 2102)Art Museum of the Americas, "Outward Reach: 9 Jamaican Photography & New Media Artists"
Washington, D.C.
Crest Hardware, ‘’Crest Hardware Art Show, 2012‘’, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Collectivity: Art-making in a Collective (feat. tART Collective) Queens, N.Y.
2011
The Bespoke Curator curated by Krista Saunders http://thebespokecurator.tumblr.com/search/Jodie+Lyn-Kee-Chow
tART8 : A Self-Curated Show. Arts@Renaisance, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah, G.A. ‘’The Billboard Art Project’’, Savannah, G.A.
2010
Space Bandee,’’ Busan International Video Festival’’, Busan, Korea
MEME Gallery, ‘’5 Objects’’, Cambridge, M.A.
Highway 195 Richmond, V.A. Billboard Project : ‘’Yet another Roadside Attraction’’, Richmond, V.A.
The Roger Smith Hotel Gallery, ‘’Model Home’’, New York, N.Y.
Governors Island, Noland Galleries, FIGMENT, ‘’Women on the Island’’ by tART, New York, N.Y.
2009
Fountain Art Fair, Grace Exhibition Space (Brooklyn) , Miami, FL.
A.I.R Gallery, ‘’tART@ A.I.R Summer Salon’’ , Brooklyn, N.Y.
125 Skillman Ave. ‘’SQUAT’’, Brooklyn, N.Y.
The Queens Museum of Art, ‘’Queens International 4’’, Queens, N.Y.
2008
Scope Fair, ‘’Satellite’’, presented by Rush Arts Gallery , Miami, F.L.
The Moore Space, ‘’Freeze Frame’’, presented by Rush Arts Gallery for Miami Art Basel, Miami, F.L..
White Columns, ‘’Momenta Art Benefit ‘’ presented by Momenta Art, Brooklyn, N.Y.
2007
The Buena Vista Building, "Video Show" presented by Rush Arts Gallery for Miami Art Basel, Miami, F.L.
Bronx River Arts Center, ‘’Freaks of Nature’’, Bronx, N.Y.
Exit Art, ‘’Renegades’’, New York, N.Y.
2006
Soul Gallery, ’’Beautyshop’’ presented by Rush Arts Gallery for Miami Art Basel, Miami, F.L..
Photo Miami Art Fair, Curated Projects : ‘’stillmovingmiami’’ by Nina Arias for Miami Art Basel, Miami, F.L.
SUNY College at Old Westbury, ‘’ Entrapment ‘’, Old Westbury, N.Y.
2005
Hunter College Times Square Gallery. Hunter MFA Thesis Show (Dec.14,2005-Jan.14, 2006), New York, N.Y.
The Yard@CasaLin, ‘’The Yard @CasaLin 2005’’-Miami Art Basel, Winwood Galleries, Miami, F.L.
Rush Arts Gallery,’’ Utopian Conquest: Ideal Domination’’, New York, NY.
2003
Rectangle Art Space,’’ Rectangle One’’,Miami Art Basel, Winwood Galleries, Miami, FL.
Galerie Lelong, ‘’ Postcards from the Edge Benefit/Visual Aids’’, New York, NY.
The World Arts Building, Group Show, Miami, FL.
1999
Art Center South Florida :’’ Director’s Cut’’, Miami Beach, FL.
1998
Art 1035 Gallery :’’ Here & Now’’, Miami Beach, FL.
Bakehouse Art Complex :’’ E.C.A..0397’’, Miami, FL.
Museum of Art :’’ Chairitability’’, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Art 1035 Gallery : ‘’ Fresh Blood ‘’, Miami Beach, FL.
1997
Art 1035 Gallery : ‘’ Here & Now’’, Miami Beach, FL.
1996
New World School of the Arts Gallery : ‘’ B.F.A. Show ‘’, Miami, FL.
New World School of the Arts Gallery : ‘’ Annual Student Show ‘’, Miami, FL.
Gallery North ; ‘’ League for Innovation ‘’, Miami, FL.
Art Collectors Gallery : Group Show , Miami,FL.
New World School of the Arts Gallery : ‘’ Influences of Vermont’’, Miami ,FL.
1995
Vermont Studio Center : (July) Studio Exhibit, Johnson, VT.
Wolfson Gallery : Student Show, Miami, FL.
Clayspace : ‘’ New South Florida Clay ‘’, Miami Beach, FL.
City Bank Bayfront : (Two person exhibit), Miami, FL.
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2012
NYFA Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Art, New York, N.Y.
2010
The Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Award Nominee, New York, NY.
2009
The Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Award Nominee, New York, NY.
2005
Hunter College Scholarship Award,New York, NY.
1995
NWSA Scholarship Award, Miami,FL.
Vermont Studio Center Scholarship Award, multi-media artist residency, Johnson, VT.
League for Innovation Competition (National Competition-Finalist)
1992
Francis Wolfson Scholarship Award, Miami, FL.
REVIEWS/ PUBLICATIONS
2010
B.ART monthly visual art magazine from Busan 2010. 10 2010 publication. page 49 and Official Poster image for The
7th Busan International Video Festival. Busan, Korea.
http://dailyserving.com/ @ MEME Gallery, Cambridge, MA ‘’Royalty, Servants, and Discourse at MEME Gallery’’ by John
Pyper
2009 http://hyperallergic.com/1640/maximum-perception-2/ @English Kills Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Reflecting on
“Maximum Perception” & Tons of Photos by Hrag Vartanian on December 13, 2009
2009 Queens International 4-Jan 24-Apr 26,2009 (Catalog)
2008 New York Arts magazine June 8, 2008 pg.85
2007 Exit Art and Trickster Theater , ‘’Serious Games’’, DVD (a part of Exit Art archives and publication)
2007 The New York Times, Weekend Arts : Spare Times, Friday, January 26, pg. E34, ‘’Serious Games’’by Melena
Ryzek
2007 Perge Modo:’’Serious Games’’ at Exit Art, Tuesday, Jan.23,2007 http://farmboyz.blogspot.com/2007/01/seriousgames-at –exit-art.html
2006 Exit Art and Tricster Theater , ‘’Water Project’’, DVD (a part of Exit Art archives and publication)
2006 Exit Art and Tricster Theater , ‘’Willd Nights’’, DVD (a part of Exit Arts archives and publication)
2006 Newsday, Section G, Sunday,Oct.15, ‘’Asian women unbound’’
2006 Artinfo.com,News & Features,Aug.19,Performance Trumps Art at ‘’Wild Nights’’
2005 Hunter MFA Catalog ,XXV Fall
2005 The New York Art World.com, (November) -Art Reviews,-‘’ Utopian Conquest’’
2004 Biscayne Times- Art Reviews-“Rectangle Art Space”
1998 The Miami Herald (Living /Arts)-“Here and Now Festival”
1998 May, The Miami Herald (Art)-Art Reviews-Tenth Anniversary, “Playing Games”
1997 The Miami Herald (Living/Arts)-Here and Now Festival
1997 August Caribbean Today-“Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow (Sculptor explores feminine issues through art)” pgs.16-17
1996 League for Innovation Award of Merit Catalog
TALKS/ WORKSHOPS
2012 Exit Art, ‘’Collective / Performative’’ New York, N.Y.
2011 Parsons School of Design, Professor Alexios Moore, New York, N.Y.
2009 The Queens Museum of Art, ‘’Queens International 4’’, Queens, N.Y.
2005 Rush Arts Gallery,’’ Utopian Conquest: Ideal Domination’’, New York, NY.
www.jodielynkeechow.com
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Residency in Beijing:
60 Art Area,
Xiaopu Village, Songzhuang,
Tongzhou District,
Beijing, China
PC.101118
Residency in Nanjing:
2101, Fangshan Art Camp,
3789 Jiyin Avenue,
Jiangning District, Nanjing,
Jiangsu Province, China
PC.211112
Residency in Hohhot:
Building G5, Unit 104
Yiliaodong International Garden
Saihan Dostrict, Hohhot
Inner Mongolia, China.
PC.010000
Residency in Taiwan:
1st Floor, Zhilanshanzhuang,
No. 37 Lanyang street
Houcuo Village, Sanzhi District
New Taipei City, Taiwan.
PC.252
Residency in Ordos:
23rd Floor, Building 1,
Athlete's Village, High-tech Park,
Kangbashi District, Ordos,
Inner Mongolia, China
PC.017000
Residency in Garze:
Bamei, Dawu County,
Garze Tibetan Prefecture,
Sichuan Province, China
PC. 626401
Residency in Kunming:
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