Artists » Kori Newkirk

2007 Fellow

Kori Newkirk makes sculptures, photography, installation works and video exploring what he calls the “real and imagined presence of the Black body-my Black body in spaces that include the urban, the suburban, the ex-urban and the rural.” He is perhaps best known for a seductively abstracted series of curtains made from pony beads on hair extensions, turning the mundane into the ethereal and literally extending the body into image. In this exhibition, Newkirk explores the soaring space of the gallery atrium in a site-specific installation that expands the metaphors for circulation.

Newkirk, who has an MFA from UC Irvine, has had recent solo exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Pasadena Museum of California Art and LAXART.