Kate Gilmore is a New York based sculptor best know for her humorous and physically demanding, masochistic performances. In her video work, Gilmore plays the role of the feminine hero, fashionably dressed but ready to knock down walls with high heels or push her neatly made-up face through small openings in plywood. Such strenuous physical feats are metaphorical acts created by the artist to address the challenges that contemporary artists face in today’s art world–specifically female artists. Her work depends on her own trial and error as she tirelessly makes valiant efforts towards success and in the process, in confronted with fear, failure and pain.
Gilmore received her MFA in 2002 from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and has exhibited widely in the United States as well as international venues in Turin, Madrid, Liverpool and Berlin. Currently Gilmore is included in the 2010 Whitney Biennial in New York.
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