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Kalika Gorski
updated: 06/23/2008
website: www.kalikagorski.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Large Rally
Ambush
Iraq Burning
Knot
United
Gold Abstract
Hezbollah Rally #2
Socialist in India
Trap
Bomb Site
Hezbollah Rally #1
Hidden LIght
Sitting Large
Hamas rally #2
Womens' rally
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, political, feminist
 
 
Large Rally by Kalika Gorski
Large Rally
Ink on paper
2007
30" x  44" 
Ambush by Kalika Gorski
Ambush
Watercolor on paper
2006
11" x  15" 
Iraq Burning by Kalika Gorski
Iraq Burning
Ink, watercolor, and acrylic on tracing paper
2006
12" x  19 1/2" 
Knot by Kalika Gorski
Knot
Ink and acrylic on paper
2007
12" x  18" 
United by Kalika Gorski
United
Ink on paper
2007
22" x  30" 
Gold Abstract by Kalika Gorski
Gold Abstract
Ink and acrylic on rice paper
2007
18 1/4" x  25 1/2" 
Hezbollah Rally #2 by Kalika Gorski
Hezbollah Rally #2
Colored pencil on vellum
2007
19" x  24" 
Socialist in India by Kalika Gorski
Socialist in India
Ink on vellum
2007
14" x  17" 
Trap by Kalika Gorski
Trap
Ink on paper
2007
12" x  16 1/2" 
Bomb Site by Kalika Gorski
Bomb Site
Ink, acrylic, and graphite on tracing paper
2006
20 1/2" x  12" 
Hezbollah Rally #1 by Kalika Gorski
Hezbollah Rally #1
Ink on vellum
2007
19" x  24" 
Hidden LIght by Kalika Gorski
Hidden LIght
Ink on rice paper
2006
18 1/4" x  25 1/2" 
Sitting Large by Kalika Gorski
Sitting Large
Ink on paper
2007
30" x  22" 
Hamas rally #2 by Kalika Gorski
Hamas rally #2
Ink and acrylic on vellum
2006
19" x  24" 
Womens' rally by Kalika Gorski
Womens' rally
Ink on rice paper
2007
18 1/4" x  25 1/2" 

Artist Statement
 

I had just begun graduate school in Richmond, Virginia when September 11th, 2001 occurred.  This happened just as I had immersed myself in abstract painting and gained a newfound involvement in the politics of a local queer organization called The Richmond Queer Space Project.  Unbeknownst to me at the time, the amalgam of these intertwined events and experiences would form the foundation of my current work in New York City.

 In fact, the biggest influence on my art post-9/11 has been the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.  My work is a direct reflection of the tension resulting from a prolonged war in Iraq, coupled with the recent possibility of invading Iran, and the building tension between Muslim and non-Muslim communities worldwide. More specifically, the focus of my most recent work has been on the role that international women revolutionaries and female paramilitaries play within the global, socio-political economy of violence. Although my emphasis has been on Muslim women engaged in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I have also examined the impact of war and conflict on women and children in Chechnya, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and the Sudan.  

Artist Bio / CV
KALIKA GORSKI

68 JAY STREET, #910, BROOKLYN, NY 11201KALIKAGO@GMAIL.COM917-270-8094   Born in Pennsylvania, 1974Currently resides in Brooklyn, NY   EXHIBITION HISTORY  2008             “Media X, Daily Planet And The Gorilla In The Room:An Exhibition About The Media”, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA        2008             “Works on Paper by Kalika Gorski” Saipua, Brooklyn, NY        2007-present  Kentler International Drawing Space Flat Files, Brooklyn, NY 2007             “Mother, May I”, Campbell Soady Galley, The LGBT Center, NYC 2005             “Fifteen Paces”, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY 2004-present  Pierogi Gallery, Traveling Flat Files, Brooklyn, NY 2003             “Frilly Bits”, Main Art Gallery, Richmond, VA 2002             “Rising Visions”, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA 2002             “Nine”, Orange Door Gallery”, Richmond, VA 2002             “Compression and Compression and Compression and then                                     Expansion”, Queer Paradise, Richmond, VA (co-curated)   RESIDENCES 2006             Vermont Studio Center, Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, Johnson, VT 2000             Women’s Art Colony Farm, Poughkeepsie, NY   EDUCATION 2002-04              Studio Manager to Julie Mehretu, 2005 MacArthur Fellow, New York, NY 2001-02        Virginia Commonwealth University MFA Program, Full Fellowship, Richmond, VA  1998-00        BFA w/ High Distinction, California College of Arts and Crafts,                            Oakland and San Francisco, CA 1992-94        Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I.