Katherine Simóne Reynolds practice investigates emotional dialects and psychogeographies of Blackness , and the importance of “anti-excellence”. Her work physicalizes emotions and experiences by constructing pieces that include portrait photography, video works, choreography, sculpture, and installation. Taking cues from the midwestern post industrial melancholic landscape, she has formed an obsessive curiosity around the practices of healing as well as around a societal notion of progress spurning from a time of industrial success. Utilizing Black embodiment and affect alongside her own personal narrative as a place of departure has made her question her own navigation of ownership, inclusion, and authenticity within a contemporary gaze. She draws inspiration from Black glamour/beauty while interrogating the notion of “authentic care”. Her practice generally deals in Blackness from her own perspective and she continuously searches for what it means to produce “Black Work”.

Reynolds has exhibited and performed work within many spaces and institutions including the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Museum of Modern Art New York, and SculptureCenter. She has exhibited in national and international group and solo shows, has spoken at The Contemporary Art Museum of Saint Louis and The Saint Louis Art Museum, and the Black Midwest Initiative Symposium at University of Minnesota. Alongside her visual art practice She has embarked on curatorial projects at The Luminary in Saint Louis, SculptureCenter, and upcoming exhibitions for The Clyfford Still Museum  as well as The Stanley Museum of Art for 2023 and 2024.

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