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My practice as a cultural worker is intent on building new forms of knowledge that reveal relationships between place, communication, perception, and the construction of social narrative, centering the sites of relational connection within this constellation as a gesture toward the recovery of mutual care and inter-community wellbeing.

The first formal act is to collapse the boundaries between the production and reception of an artwork and elevate seemingly forgettable places and actions by situating this inquiry within spaces that are so deeply embedded in our daily lives that they reach near invisibility:

The train station, the daydream, the jail seen from the freeway, the clinic, a distant mountain range, your therapist’s office, a passing childhood memory, the sub-urban dwelling, a classroom, the bus stop, your car, a conversation with your mother, a hallway, your backyard, the space that your body inhabits, the territory marked by the distance between you and your lover, your child, the person sitting near you on the bus, a row of plants, an injured butterfly you passed on your way to…     

By recognizing these sites as studio, a space for direct experience, and sources of historical information, I build systems of imagery, objects, text, video, sound, and relational situations that work together to incite opportunities to rethink the meaning and impact of our social interactions and the role of spatial circumstances as both the architect and projected architecture of individual and social-political consciousness. Materials found within these spaces are combined with varied forms of documentation to reconstruct the genealogy of a place, time, and the consciousnesses within it that functions to question the role of empathy and solidarity, intimacy and the sacred, and the significance of connection.

Locating my my role as a cultural worker explicitly within our current historical moment as it is wrought with urgent political, environmental, and social challenges I hope that my work contributes to our collective survival through generous opportunities to know one another and our world deeply, sincerely, and with radical compassion.

Contact: kristy.lovich@gmail.com

Education

University of California, Irvine, Masters of Fine Art, 2019
Art Center College of Design, Bachelor of Fine Art with Distinction, 2013

Awards & Honors

2015, Diversity Recruitment Fellowship, University of California, Irvine
2013, Student Leadership Award, Art Center College of Design
2010-2013, Provost’s List, Art Center College of Design
2010-2013, Martha Chandler Foundation Scholarship
2010-2013, San Marino Art League Scholarship
2010-2013, Art Center College of Design Fine Art Department Scholarship
2010-2013, Art Center 100 Scholarship
2002-2004, Dean’s List, Glendale Community College

Selected Exhibitions

2014
Meet me in the day room. They are playing your favorite movie.
One person exhibition, Cielo Galleries, Los Angeles, CA

2013
Don’t Go Runnin Off,there’s lots of shit to carry!
One person exhibition, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
(en)gendered (in)equity, West Los Angeles College Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012
Student Gallery (Fall), Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Student Gallery (Summer), Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Student Gallery (Spring), Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Fifteen Graces, Fremont Gallery, South Pasadena, CA

2010
Dreams Deferred, Chinese American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Student Gallery (Fall), Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Viva la Vida: Synthesis of Cultures, Rogue Gallery, Medford Oregon
Rebel Artillery, Bell Arts Complex, Ventura, CA
¡Alto Arizona!, Corazon Del Pueblo, Los Angeles, CA

2010
Your Revolution: Under Construction, Corazon Del Pueblo, Los Angeles, CA
Erotika Vanguardia, Casa 0101 Annex, Boyle Heights, CA
Art Within Reach, Urban Sanctuary, Boyle Heights, CA
Creating Cultural Currency, Chim Maya Gallery, East Los Angeles, CA
Mujeres de Juárez: ¡Siempre Presente!, Corazon del Pueblo, Boyle Heights, CA
One Love, Corazon Del Pueblo, Boyle Heights, CA

2009
The Four-Way Mirror, Lost Souls, Los Angeles, CA
Epidemic Proportions, Studio Cuarenta y Tres, Boyle Heights, CA
A Boyle Heights Conundrum, Studio Cuarenta y Tres, Boyle Heights, CA
Cocido de Arte, Studio Cuarenta y Tres, Boyle Heights, CA
2007 Celebrating the Stolen Lives, LA Community Action Network, Los Angeles, CA
Transformative Alliances, Shakespeare Festival L.A. , Los Angeles, CA
Voices of Uganda, The House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA

2006
Koran Karan, Melt Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Unity 360˚, The Accelerated School, Los Angeles, CA
Reflection, Resistance, Response, Space Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Public Performances, Workshops, & Speaking Engagements

2013
Festival of Words, Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural, Pacoima, CA
Adelante Mujer, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA
Meet the Artist, Heart of LA (HOLA), Los Angeles, CA

2012
These Are Only Words, Breed Street Shul, Los Angeles, CA
Talking Piece, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Carry-On (Collaboration), Union Station, Los Angeles, CA
Memories for Sale, Union Station, Los Angeles, CA
Art School, Union Station, Los Angeles, CA
In the Studio, Union Station, Los Angeles, CA
Art Center 100, Donor Luncheon, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
San Marino Arts League, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

2011
Chalk Poem, Soto Metro Goldline Station, Los Angeles, CA
One Line, First & Soto, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, CA
Boyle Heights Writers Play Westwood, Curated by David Kipen, The Hammer Museum
There Became a Disaster Between Us, Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural, Pacoima, CA

2010
Mujeres de Maize: 13 Baktun, Corazon Del Pueblo, Los Angeles, CA
One Story, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

2009
Open(MIC)rofono, Curated by Willie Herron III, EastSideLove, Los Angeles, CA

Curatorial Projects

2010
Flowers of Fire: Poesia de Lucha y Amor, Corazon Del Pueblo, Boyle Heights, CA
One Love, Corazon Del Pueblo, Boyle Heights, CA

2009
Four-Way Mirror, Lost Souls, Los Angeles, CA
Stories Under the Stars, Studio Cuarenta y Tres, Boyle Heights, CA
Exhibiting Artist, Epidemic Proportions, Studio Cuarenta y Tres, Boyle Heights, CA
A Boyle Heights Conundrum, Studio Cuarenta y Tres, Boyle Heights, CA
Exhibiting Artist, Cocido de Arte, Studio Cuarenta y Tres, Boyle Heights, CA

2008
Ballot Box & Beyond, UCLA Labor Center, Los Angeles, CA

2007
Transformative Alliances, Shakespeare Festival L.A, Los Angeles, CA
Picture the Struggle: Hear the Resistance, Art Share L.A. , Los Angeles, CA

2006
Get Up! Stand Up!: Youth Arts & Activism Fair, Arts Corps LA, Los Angeles, CA
Unity 360˚, The Accelerated School, Los Angeles, CA

2005
Arts in Action, Pershing Square, Los Angeles, CA

Professional Experience: Art Education & Studio Art

June 2014-Present, Children’s Program Coordinator
Good Shepard Center for Homeless Women & Children, Los Angeles, CA

March 2014-June 2014, Administrative Assistant to the Chair, Fine Art Undergraduate Department
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Winter 2013, Studio Assistant, #sweetjane, Pamona College Museum of Art/Pitzer College Gallery
Andrea Bowers Studio, Los Angeles, CA

2011-2014, Visual Art Instructor, K-12
Cityscapes, Amanacer Community Counseling Center, Los Angeles, CA

2011-2012, Teaching Assistant, Studio Art & Humanities
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

2007-2009, Site Coordinator & Visual Art/Creative Writing Instructor
Los Angeles Leadership High School/Youth Policy Institute, Los Angeles, CA

2006-2007, Youth Arts Education Coordinator & Instructor, Visual Art & Creative Writing
Hollywood Community Housing Corporation, Los Angeles, CA

2005-2006, Education Director: Public Art Programs
Arts Corps Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2004-2005, Academic Interventionist (Special Education)
The Accelerated School, Los Angeles, CA

1999-2004, Paraeducator & Arts/Creative Writing Instructor, (Special Education)
Burbank Unified School District, Burbank, CA

Professional Experience: Community Based Organizational Administration

2011-2012, Public Relations/Marketing Coordinator
Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2009-2010, Co-Founder/Curator
Studio Cuarenta y Tres, Los Angeles, CA

2009-2011, Co-Founder/Curator/Instructor/Community Organizer
Corazon Del Pueblo, Los Angeles, CA

2008, Artistic Director
Mujeres por Maywood (Women for Maywood), Maywood, CA

2006-2009, Community Organizer/Dialogue Facilitator (Multi Cultural Education/Anti Racism Training)
AWARE Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Associations & Committee Membership

Winter 2012-Present, Council Member
Council for Diversity & Inclusion, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Winter 2012-Fall 2013, Council Member
Committee for Teaching & Learning, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Spring 2013- Fall 2013, President, Founder
Feminism is for Everybody!, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Fall 2012-Spring 2013, Student Government Representative, Focus: Diversity & Inclusion
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Bibliography

Staff Writer, “The Establishment & Institutions,” Bread & Bread, January 2014
Mike Padilla, “Creating Community,” DOT Magazine: Art Center College of Design, Fall 2012
Grace Krilanovich, “Books & Ideas,” The Los Angeles Times, August 28, 2011
Staff Writer, “Fifteen Graces,” Coagula Art Journal, May 2011
Staff Writer, “Dreams Deferred at the Chinese American Museum,” Arrested Motion, December 12, 2010
Staff Writer, “Dreams Deferred,” KCET: Departures, December 2010
Jennifer Alumbaugh, “The Grassroot Student,” This Front Porch, May 11, 2010
Olga Garcia Echeverria, “Creating Cultural Currency,” La Bloga, March 2010
Abel Salas, “El Corazon Del Pueblo,” Chicanos Chilangoides, January 5, 2010
Melissa Chiprin, Interview, KPFK Radio Pacifica: Feminist Magazine, August 25, 2010
Lynn Harris Ballen, Interview, KPFK Radio Pacifica: Feminist Magazine, November 27, 2008
Ernesto Arce, Interview, KPFK Radio Pacifica: Special Elections Coverage, November 4, 2008
Melissa Chiprin, Interview, KPFK Radio Pacifica: Feminist Magazine, May 27, 2008
Fidel Rodriguez, Interview, KPFK Radio Pacifica: Divine Forces Radio, June 1, 2006
Sonali Kolhatkar, Interview, KPFK Radio Pacifica: Uprising, September 10, 2005

Publications

Meet me in the day room. They are playing your favorite movie, Independent Publication, Spring 2014
We Are Building a House That Remembers, DOT Magazine: Art Center College of Design, Fall 2013
21 Stops: ni de aquí, ni de allá : neither here nor there, Independent Publication, Fall 2012
I Am, Mujeres de Maize: Rites of Passage, Spring 2012
Their Became a Disaster Between Us, Independent Publication, 2011
Taking a Risk, Brooklyn & Boyle Magazine, March 2010
Where You From?, Brooklyn & Boyle Magazine, July 2009
Wanted, Turning the Tide: A Journal of Anti Racist Action, March 2007
Guernican Imagination, Los Angeles Journal, January 2006
Liberation, Los Angeles Journal, January 2006
Pawns in the Game, Big Wheel Magazine, January 2006

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