Media Fellowship Artist Talk with Kevin Brophy and Nicky Tavares
Kevin Brophy is a multidisciplinary artist with a background in creative writing and interventionist performance. Brophy received a BA in Studio Art and Creative Writing from the University of South Florida and an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University as a Regina and Marlin Miller Fellow. Brophy has exhibited at Tampa Museum of Art and Contemporary Art Museum of Tampa; performed at MoCA Cleveland and at the Carnegie Museum of Art for Opening Engagement, Pittsburgh; and intervened in H&M at International Mall, Tampa, and the Perez Art Museum Miami.
Nicky Tavares is a multimedia artist whose work spans from 360-degree animation to experimental documentary to handmade 16mm film to installation and sculpture. Her work has been shown internationally in both gallery and screening room contexts, including New Directors/New Films at the Museum of Modern Art and Lincoln Center, New York; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; TIE: The International Experimental Film Exposition; IMPAKT Festival; and the Medianale Festival. She received her MFA in film and video from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and BA in photo communications from Saint Edward’s University. Nicky is currently a Lecturer in UC Berkeley’s Department of Art Practice and a 2018-2019 Media Arts Residency Awardee at the Kala Art Institute.
About the Media Fellowship:
Kala Art Institute provides Media Arts Residency Awardees with a six-month residency with 24/7 access to Kala’s facilities, along with the opportunity to produce work in collaboration with Kala programs, a culminating exhibition or presentation in the Kala gallery, and in-house expertise for the duration of the residency. Artists working in and across video, sound, performance cinema, and installation pilot this new program, a creative residency at Kala to create multi-media projects that culminate in Kala programming.
Date: June 20, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm–8:30 pm