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Photo credit: Will Matsuda

@eclectic_body

katyhalfin@gmail.com

Kathie Halfin was born in Crimea, Ukraine and raised in Israel. She is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist working in fiber media, installation and performance art. Halfin earned her Masters with honors in Fine Arts  from the School Of Visual Arts, (NY) and Bachelors from Shenkar College in Israel. Halfin presented her work in group exhibitions at the Bronx Museum AIM Biennial (NY), The Immigrant Artist Biennial, (NY), AIR Gallery Brooklyn (NY), and Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, NY. Halfin had a solo show at the Ely Center Of Contemporary Art, New Heaven, (CT).

Halfin presented her performances at the Immigrant Artist Biennial: Contact Zone, Itinerant Performance Festival in Smack Mellon ( NY), Knockdown Center: Sunday Series, (NY), Art In Odd Places Performance Festival, (NY).

Halfin has been an Artist-in-Residence at The Icelandic Textile Center in Iceland and Cha North Residency (NY). She was an AIM fellow at the Bronx Museum Of Art (NY) and received  a full Fellowship at Vermont Studio Center. Halfin had two months of full Educational Fellowship at Wassaic Project Residency (NY) and was an artist in residency at  A-Z West (CA).

EDUCATION 

2015 MFA Fine Arts at School of Visual Arts, New York 2004 B.Des. (Textile Design), Shenkar College of Engineering and Design – Ramat Gan, Israel 

RESIDENCIES AND FELLOWSHIPS

2024 SÍM Residency, Iceland, (Upcoming)
2024 Art Port Kingston Residency, NY (Upcoming)
2022  Fully Funded Fellowship, Munich, Germany, "World Wide Weaving Of Women" in collaboration 

with artist Doro Seror and a group of international female artists 
2022  Icelandic Textile Center, Blönduós, Iceland
2022  A-Z West, CA, Weaving Residency
2021 Cha North Artist Residency, Pine Plains, NY 
2018 Wassaic Project Residency, Wassaic, NY, fully funded educational Fellowship 
2016 Bronx Museum AIM Program, Bronx, NY 
2015 Vermont Studio Center Residency fully funded fellowship 
2015 Paula Rhodes Memorial Award- honors Master degree candidates, whose work is deemed exceptional by their chair and faculty. 
2011 School Of Visual Arts (Painting/Mixed Media), Artist-in-Residence, New York

SELECTED GROUP AND SOLO SHOWS

2024 Tennessee Tech-Appalachian Center For Craft, Lakeview Gallery,  "Woven Cosmos" duo show with Elizabeth Tolson (upcoming) 

2024 Bells Gallery, Dothan, AL, Group Show "Every Fiber" (upcoming)

2023 The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023: Contact Zone, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY, Group show, “Enmeshed, Dreams Of Water” 

2023 BWAC, NY, Group Show “The Arc Project: Humans From Mundane To Mythical” 

2022 Halle 50 Gallery, Munich, Germany, Collaborative performance, installation and a group show with WWWOW collective

2022  Ukrainian Institute Of America, NY, Group Show, "Ode To A Butterfly"

2022 Trestle Project Space, Brooklyn, NY, Group Show, "Parts Impart"

2022  1 Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY, Group Show, "Re-Imagining Rural"

2022 UIMA (Ukrainian Institute Of Modern Art), Chicago, Group Show, "Protest Art Virtual Exhibition"

2022 EFA Studio Program, NY, Screening Program For Ukrainian Independence Day, video "Flower To Empower"

2021 Ely Center Of Contemporary Art CT, Solo Show “The Web Of Magic and Mundane” 

2020 Bronx River Center, NY, online group exhibition, short film “Uprooted” 

2019 Satellite Art Show NY, Performance Is Alive, Solo Performance "Labor Of Love" 

2019 NARS Foundation NY, group exhibition “The Weight Of Temporary” Video Performance "Flossing Time" 

2019 Immigrant Artist Biennial, presented at Assembly Room, NY, Solo Performance "The Labor Of Love" 

2019 Itinerant Performance Festival 2019, Smack Mellon NY, Solo Performance "Live Through It" 

2018 Knockdown Center NY: Sunday Series, Live Multimedia performance “Matter In Flux” 

2018 Art In Odd Places 2018 BODY Performance Festival, Live Multimedia Performance “Hell Hath No Fury”

2018 Borders Space NY, Live Performance “Vortical Bodies In The Nomad Space” 

2018 Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center NY, Boremix Festival, group exhibition “The Body” 

2017 Periphery Space, Providence RI, Uproot Exhibition, Live Multimedia Performance “Goya” 

2017 NARS Foundation of Arts NY, “Discrete Prehension” Multimedia Installation 

2017 AIM Biennial 2017, Bronx Museum NY, Multimedia Installation “0 Gravity” 

2016 Central Booking Art Space NY, Video projection “The Voice” 

2016 A.I.R Gallery, NY group show “Do You Hear What I Hear?, multimedia installation "Thresholds" 

2016 School Of Visual Arts, MFA Thesis show, Brooklyn, NY 

2016 “New York-New Work” MFA Biennial, NY, Multimedia installation "0 Gravity" 

2014  School Of Visual Arts, NY, Gramercy Gallery exhibition “Boundaries”

SELECTED CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2021 Dappled Things, Academy Of St. Joseph, NY, Two person show by Katherine Earle and Defne Tutus, curated by Kathie Halfin
2021 Satellite Art Show, Brooklyn, NY, Re:Live Performance Art Series, co-curated with Fang Yu Liu
2020 Traces Of Life, Group Exhibition and online performance art event, co-curated with Fang Yu Liu, The Hive Art Community, Brooklyn
2019  The Syncope,  Group Exhibition, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY, Curated by Kathie Halfin

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