Interview by Amanda Quinn Olivar, West Coast Editor
Kerry Tribe was born in 1973 in Boston, MA and lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; 356 Mission, Los Angeles; the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; the Power Plant, Toronto; Modern Art, Oxford and Camden Arts Centre, London. It has been included in significant group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC. The recipient of a Herb Alpert Award, a Creative Capital Grant and a USA Artists Award, Tribe’s work is in the public collections of MoMA, the Whitney, the Hammer and the Generali Foundation among others.
What was the aha moment that led you to art... and did Los Angeles play a part in your career decision?
I saw a captioned photograph of Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s “Perfect Lovers,” two touching wall clocks ticking in synch, and realized I wanted to be an artist.
How has living in LA informed your approach and aesthetic?
I make films and videos so living in LA is convenient. There are people, places and things here that I love… fellow artists, my family, my students. I’ve lived in other cities but I keep coming back to LA.
When and how did you first feel embraced by our LA art community?
Does anybody ever feel embraced by an art community? Aren’t art communities by definition full of people who feel like aliens? Or am I the only one?
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August 12 - September 5, 2018