American, b. 1968
Born 1968 in Los Angeles, where she lives and works, Catherine Sullivan began with an interest in theatre and performance before moving into the visual arts. Armed with the fruits of research by the Los Angeles art scene into the formal structures of popular culture, she now works on encounters between the work and codes of actors and the critical and formal tools of contemporary art, layering cultural references to create complex installations.
Catherine Sullivan often borrows from literary sources and social, political, and cultural history. She constructs elaborate video installations whose immersive char-acter attests to her debt to experimental theater. Sullivan’s interest in improvisation stems in part from the world of theater while also aligning her artistic methods and preoccupations with the adjoining realm of jazz and related improvised music.
Afterword via Fantasia, 2015
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Limited Good - Valerie Snobeck & Catherine Sullivan, 2013
Triangle of Need, 2007
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The Chittendens, 2005
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Ice Floes of Franz Joseph Land, 2003
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Fives Economies, The Big Hunt / Little Hunt, 2002
Gold Standard, 2001
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Unspoken Evil III, 1996—2001
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April 26–June 4, 2011
September 10–October 30, 2010
20 January–9 March, 2006