Kaitlynn Redell is a visual artist based in Los Angeles, CA. She received her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2009 and her MFA from Parsons the New School for Design in 2013. Her practice is invested in dismantling socially constructed, categorizations of the body. More specifically she is interested in inbetweeness and how “unidentifiable” bodies—that do not identify with standard categories—negotiate identity. She has participated in numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally including at El Museo del Barrio (NYC), Rush Arts Gallery (NYC), A.I.R. Gallery (NYC), Western Project (LA), Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LA), Charlie James Gallery (LA), Nous Tous (LA), Pearl Conard Gallery at Ohio State University Mansfeld (OH) and Museo Laboratorio - Ex Manifattura Tabacchi (Italy). She also recently had work included in the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth As Criterion, in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Redell has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Wassaic Project (NY), Popps Packing (MI) and Yaddo (NY).
Additionally, Redell has a bi-coastal, collaborative practice with Sara Jimenez. Redell & Jimenez have been engaged in intense collaboration since attending Site + Sight, a visual research project in Beijing, China and The Gobi Desert. Since forming Redell & Jimenez, they have presented their work at Hunter College’s Focus and Motivation, and have been published in NYU’s interdisciplinary journal Anamesa and in The Brooklyn Rail and have exhibited internationally.
Redell is a frequent teaching artist throughout the Los Angeles area and has lectured and given workshops at institutions including The J. Paul Getty Museum, The Craft and Folk Art Museum, The Brentwood Art Center, The Gamble House (in conjunction with Machine Project), Pomona College, and the Women's Center for Creative Work.
Image courtesy of Mari Cruz Alarcón © 2012