AMERICAN ARTIST (b. 1989 Altadena, CA) is an alumni of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. They earned their M.F.A. from Parsons, The New School and their B.F.A from California Polytechnic University Pomona. Solo exhibitions include I’m Blue (If I Was █████ I Would Die), Koenig & Clinton, Brooklyn, NY (2019); Black Gooey Universe, HOUSING, Brooklyn, NY (2018); and My Blue Window, Queens Museum, NY (forthcoming). They have participated in group exhibitions such as: Parallels and Peripheries, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, MI (2019); ICONICITY, Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Stony Brook University, NY (2019); A Wild Ass Beyond: ApocalypseRN, Performance Space New York, NY (2018); Geographies of Imagination, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany (2018); I Was Raised on the Internet, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL (2018); Screenscapes, Postmasters, New York, NY (2018); Lack of Location is My Location, Koenig & Clinton, Brooklyn, NY (2017); and Off Pink, The Kitchen, New York, NY (2015) among others. Artist is currently a resident at Abrons Art Center and Pioneer Works and a 2018-2019 recipient of the Queens Museum Jerome Foundation Fellowship. They are the co-founder of the arts and politics publication unbag and have published writing in The New Inquiry and New Criticals. They live and work in Brooklyn, NY.
As part of Koenig & Clinton’s participation in NADA New York Gallery Open, American Artist will host a conversation on Tuesday, March 5th , at 7PM with writer and editor Terence Trouillot at the gallery. This conversation will be the first of three conversations that will take place in the duration of their solo exhibition I’m Blue (If I Was █████ I Would Die).
Terence Trouillot is a freelance art writer and editor. He is a contributing editor at BOMB Magazine and has written about contemporary art and visual culture for magazines including BOMB Magazine, Momus, The Brooklyn Rail, The Village Voice, http://Arts.Black, artnet News, and Eye on Design, among others. He lives and works in NYC and CDMX.