Catherine Sullivan

American, b. 1968

 
 Catherine Sullivan with George Lewis, Charles Gaines and Sean Griffin,  Afterwords via Fantasia , 2015, single - channel video (color, sound) and mixed media installation (production still)

Catherine Sullivan with George Lewis, Charles Gaines and Sean Griffin, Afterwords via Fantasia, 2015, single - channel video (color, sound) and mixed media installation (production still)

 

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.

 
 Catherine Sullivan,  Triangle of Need,  2007. In collaboration with Sean Griffin, Dylan Skybrook, and Kunle Afolayan /  Triangle of need (vizcaya),    channel projection, 16 mm film transferred to digital media, black & white : color, sound, 31’36 minutes

Catherine Sullivan, Triangle of Need, 2007. In collaboration with Sean Griffin, Dylan Skybrook, and Kunle Afolayan / Triangle of need (vizcaya), channel projection, 16 mm film transferred to digital media, black & white : color, sound, 31’36 minutes


Selected Works


The Startled Faction (a sensitivity training), 2018

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Afterword via Fantasia, 2015

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Limited Good - Valerie Snobeck & Catherine Sullivan, 2013

Download Limited Good 3, Frieze New York, 2013 pdf here

Download Image of Limited Good, Whitney Biennial, 2014 pdf here


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

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Gold Standard, 2001

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Unspoken Evil III, 1996—2001

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Exhibitions at the gallery