Kathryn Cellerini Moore is a multidisciplinary artist, science enthusiast, studio teacher and community arts program developer. For Moore, art making is the active process of searching for visual moments that express our passive connection and active engagement with human beings, nonhuman relatives, and nonliving materials. When working with two- or three-dimensional space, Moore calls attention to these relationships by engaging architecture, landscape and the bodies or objects they surround. Since it can be seemingly impossible to imagine just how interconnected we are to the visible and micro-visible life forms around us, Moore's work offers a starting point from which to examine how we each play a role (willingly or not) in environmental, biological, and cultural ecosystems.
Kathryn Cellerini Moore's artwork was curated into the Month of Performance Art in Berlin, Germany, the Does Live Art Have to Be Experienced Live? performance art series at SOIL Gallery in Seattle, WA, and the experimental performance event Collective Becoming: Expressions of Love, Freedom and Resistance at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. Her work was exhibited in venues including The Art and History Museum in Maitland, FL; Duplex Gallery in Portland, OR; The Schneider Museum of Art in Ashland, OR; The McDonough Museum of Art in Youngstown, OH; The Center of
Contemporary Art (CoCA) in Seattle, WA; Hunter College Times Square Gallery in NY, NY; and Besse Gallery at Bay College, Escanaba, MI. Moore presented her research at the first Mokuhanga Conference in Kyoto and Awaji, Japan and was recently an artist-in-residence at PLAYA Summer Lake, TEDx, and Djerassi Artist Residency Program.
In a divisive political landscape that tries to separate us at every opportunity, I feel urgency to make work that shows the interconnectedness of living beings.
People, bodies, aren’t simply this or that. Underneath and atop our skin are evolving, responsive, interconnected ecosystems: ecosystems that contribute to a sense of self, and which influence how we behave, feel, and interact with the world. Pluralism.