Currently:  Listening to Frou Frou and drinking sparkling water

Stories/traces of erasure and vengeance have been on my mind heavily. What is left behind, and how resolution is an illusion in this world.  As a gemini venus, loving comes through curiosity and unanswered questions pertaining to desire.

Katherine Simóne Reynolds feels you looking, and at times enjoys it. Her practice investigates emotional dialects and psychogeographies of Blackness within the Black Midwestern landscape, conversations on the “non”, and the importance of “anti-excellence”. Her work cautiously attempts to physicalize emotions and experiences by constructing works that include photo based works, film, choreography, sculpture, and an anxious writing/curatorial practice. Utilizing Black embodiment, vulnerabilities and the interior 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, residue, the Black church while interrogating the notion of “authentic care”. Her practice 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, The Luminary, and the Graham Foundation. She has exhibited in national and international group and solo shows and has spoken at The Contemporary Art Museum of Saint Louis, The Saint Louis Art Museum, and the Black Midwest Initiative Symposium at University of Minnesota. She was also the 2022 Fellow at The Graham Foundation. Alongside her visual art practice She has embarked on curatorial projects at The Luminary, SculptureCenter, and exhibitions for Counterpublic 2023, The Stanley Museum of Art, and The Clyfford Still museum.



                                                                                                     ©Katherine Simóne Reynolds 2024