Kerry Tribe works primarily in film, video, and installation. Focusing on the mechanics of representation—particularly cinematic representation—its metaphoric potential and its engagement with reality, her art addresses processes of thought and their relationship to subjectivity, narrative, place and time. Employing image, text, sound, structure, and space, her work plays upon the internal workings and ingrained habits of the mind, its unavoidable quirks, flaws, and shifting fault-lines. Stimulating both reflexive experience and a reflection upon such experience, she prompts an unusual type of self-consciousness, a disorienting and discomforting awareness of the gaps between perception, cognition, and memory, the fluidity—and ultimate unreliability—of each.
Kerry Tribe’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at 356 Mission in Los Angeles; the Institute for Modern Art in Brisbane, The Power Plant in Toronto; Modern Art, Oxford and Camden Arts Centre in London among others. She has received a Creative Capital Grant, a USA Artists Award, and was the 2017 recipient of the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts for Film/Video. Her films have been screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam; the New York Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival among others, and her works are held in collections including The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, The Hammer Museum, The Orange County Museum of Art and The Generali Foundation. A fellow at the American Academy in Berlin in 2005-2006, Tribe received her MFA from UCLA in 2002, and was a Whitney Independent Study Program Fellow in 1997-98. Tribe is represented by 1301PE in Los Angeles, where she currently lives and works.
New Work: Kerry Tribe is on view at SFMOMA from October 7, 2017 to February 25, 2018.
About the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program
A free, public lecture series, the program pays tribute to the renowned photographic artist and longtime CCA faculty member Larry Sultan, who passed away in 2009. Each year this series brings to campus prominent photographers and artists working in photography-related media to give public presentations, critique student work, and participate in events and projects.
The Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program is copresented by California College of the Arts, Pier 24 Photography, and SFMOMA. Support for the program is provided by Robert Mailer Anderson and Nicola Miner, Randi and Bob Fisher, Jamie Lunder, Jane Reed, Nion McEvoy, the Black Dog Private Foundation, and Pier 24 Photography.
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