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), A.I.R. Gallery (NYC), Western Project (LA), Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LA), Charlie James Gallery (LA), Pearl Conard Gallery at Ohio State University Mansfeld (OH), Museo Laboratorio - Ex Manifattura Tabacchi (Italy) and was 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). She is a 2018 recipient of a Sustainable Arts Foundation Award.
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, 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, Armory Center for the Arts and the Women's Center for Creative Work.
Image courtesy of Mari Cruz Alarcón © 2012