Katy McCarthy is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY and Austin, TX working primarily in video and sculpture. Her work laminates historical moments with contemporary experience, often focusing on the role of historicization and the politics of gender and identity. She has been included in exhibitions at Cluster Gallery; Sleep Center Gallery, New York; Flux Factory; Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Museum; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Tiger Strike Asteroid, Los Angeles; Maxon Mills; and the Military Museum in Belgrade. Her videos have screened at NURTUREart’s 2018 Single Channel: Video Art Festival, Hunter Video Festival, and Queens Boulevard Film Festival. She has been an artist-in-residence at SOHO20 Residency Lab; Grin City, Iowa; and The Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY. She was the 2018 recipient of the St. Elmo Arts Residency at UT Austin, Texas. She received her MFA from Hunter College where she was the recipient of the Kossak Fellowship. She is currently an adjunct lecturer at UT Austin. 

Recent Press:

- Sightlines Magazine, Katy McCarthy explores the ways that women are remembered by history — or nothttps://sightlinesmag.org/katy-mccarthy-explores-the-ways-that-women-are-remembered-by-history-or-not

- Art Uncovered, Katy McCarthy: https://www.btrtoday.com/listen/artuncovered/katy-mccarthy/

- UTexas Edu News, Katy McCarthy reflects on St. Elmo residency and teaching at UT: https://art.utexas.edu/news/katy-mccarthy-reflects-st-elmo-residency-teaching-ut



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