I feel so honored to be this year's winner of the William H. Johnson Prize. Some of my favorite artists have one over the years--Sanford Biggers, Dave McKenzie, Rodney McMillian and Edgar Arceneaux.
Friday, December 10, 2010
I am currently participating in the international photography exhibition at the World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures in Dakar, Senegal. I am showing the photo series "Double Vision" for the first time.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
A graduate student at CUNY's Journalism school covered the event. Check out the article--
Kind of a goofy picture. The writer asked me to pose next to my auctioned photo.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Doubleslide will be featured in this three-person exhibition at Hendershot Gallery before it heads down to Miami for the Scope Fair. A catalog will be produced in conjunction with the exhibition.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
BRIC Arts I Media I BKLYN, a contemporary art, performing arts and community media organization (the folks that also present Celebrate Brooklyn concerts each year) is honoring me along with 19 other artists at this year's gala. The event will take place on October 19th at Steiner Studios in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Friday, September 24, 2010
I've driven by this sign many times and I each time I pass by I think about the first time I saw it and read it as "DANCER". The second time, I realized my folly. For this exhibition I decided to do something I haven't done before--make a t-shirt. The image was applied using a heat transfer process. It is an edition of 25.
I am currently participating in BITE: A Street Inspired Art and Fashion Exhibition at Third Streaming in Soho, NYC through November 6th
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
I'm starting to put together some pieces for the Inbound: Houston catalog. I'm realizing that I'm less interested in it being a straightforward catalog and more excited about it being a book that is tangentially related to the billboards. So far I know it will include a conversation between myself and the amazing Paul Ramirez Jonas. I am also trying to find a creative writer to create a literary piece for the book. Lehze Flax, a wonderful graphic designer will design the book.
My hope is that it will be completed before my school begins again in the fall.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Somehow teaching always takes over, pushing my art aside until the day graduation caps are thrown up in the air (tomorrow's the day!).
So the ACA Foods Free Library project opened in March--it was super exciting. Some locals were skeptical, not believing that the books were really free (the only catch being the promise to return them). But once we discussed the impetus for the free library and why I wanted to create it, they were excited too.
The children's section was sweet--books nestled among cookies, biscuits and all things sugary. We placed the political books among an array of hot peppa sauces, which seemed like an obvious location and cultural books in between energy drinks with names like Secret Stallion and Bedroom Bully (oh, Jamaica!).
I haven't been back up to Hartford recently to but hear that people are still using it. Here are some pics.
My hope is to create this project in other cities with a high concentration of West Indians.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Great news! I just secured funding for the creation of a catalog/book for Inbound:Houston. I need to find a designer to within the next month to get things going. Right now I'm in the process of finishing up my website--karynolivier.com and adding images from the project. I can finally add a video section!
Friday, January 8, 2010
I created two videos to accompany the musical compositions which were orginally created for drivers to listen to while viewing the billboards. Paul Wadle created the score and the lovely Grant MacManus edited them.