5:30p Reception, Kemper Art Museum
6:30p Lecture, Steinberg Auditorium
Chelsea Knight is the Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellow in the Sam Fox School for the 2011-12 school year. Her exhibition Currents 106, created as part of the fellowship, is on view April 6-July 1, 2012, at the Saint Louis Art Museum.
Knight is a New York-based video artist whose work explores the social zones of the personal and the political. She was a 2007 Fulbright Fellow in Italy, and in 2010-11, was a resident at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace program. She also has completed residencies at the Whitney Independent Study Program and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
Solo exhibitions include: Abrons Art Center, New York; Momenta Art, Brooklyn; Night Gallery, Los Angeles; Julius Caesar Gallery, Chicago; The University of Syracuse; and upcoming at the Saint Louis Art Museum. She has exhibited and screened her work in numerous group shows including the Young Artists' Biennial, Bucharest; the 10th Annual Istanbul Biennial; Werkschauhalle Gallery, Leipzig; the Michelangelo Pistoletto Foundation, Biella, Italy; Harvard University; Art in General; the Kitchen, New York; and the festival Les Recontres Internationales in Paris and Berlin.
Knight was born in Vermont and lives and works in New York. She earned her BA from Oberlin College and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
About the Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellowship
A collaboration between the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Fellowship consists of two monthlong residencies in the Graduate School of Art, and a Currents exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum. The Freund Teaching Fellowship is supported by the Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Endowment Fund, which was established to support both the exhibition and acquisition of contemporary art at the Saint Louis Art Museum as well as the teaching of contemporary art principles in the Sam Fox School. Previous recipients of the Freund Teaching Fellowship, established in 1995, include Matthew Buckingham, Michael Byron, Ellen Gallagher, Angelina Gualdoni, Cameron Martin, Catherine Opie, Sarah Oppenheimer, Claudia Schmacke, Bruce Yonemoto, and Ian Monroe.