Kirsten Mosher

Via Beacon, NY, USA

Kirsten Mosher is a visual artist engaged in video, writing, studio work and art in public places. She is currently working on her “Gumhead” series, which comprises books, animation, sculpture, posters and installations. Mosher’s work often documents the clash between two spaces: inside/outside, private/public, natural/artificial. Her work takes place in hybrid spaces: a highway crashes into a kitchen; a road hits the interior of a gallery; and in her performance "Carmen," she crosses streets and parks as an amalgamation of human and car. She has created large-scale exhibitions that incorporate public and private space with the Public Art Fund in New York City.

Mosher has been showing her work nationally and internationally since the late 1980s, at venues such as the Venice Biennale Aperto, 1993; Villa Arson, Nice, France in 1994; the Museum of Modern Art, 1997; and with the Public Art Fund, NYC in 1998; and the Villa Merkel, Bahnwarterhaus in 1999. Most recently LACMA commissioned work for the exhibition “A is for Zebra,” 2011, and the MUSAC in Leon, Spain commissioned work and published her series of Gumhead books in 2011.

Mosher teaches art at small montessori school in upstate New York. She has lectured, conducted professional development workshops, and created publications at institutions such as Dia Art Foundation, LA County Museum, C.C.S. Bard College, Boston Center for the Arts, and Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts de Lyon, France.


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