Meet the Panel
Kathryn Andrews is a Los Angeles-based conceptual artist whose work takes shape in a variety of media including sculpture, installation, large-scale printmaking, and performance. Andrews frequently works with found objects and images and couples them with highly engineered, finished forms that invite viewers to consider their own relationship to histories of violence, including everyday systems of commodification and exchange. Andrews has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany; the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas; MSU Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University; High Line, New York; the Depaul Art Museum, Chicago; and the Bass Museum of Art, Miami. She has been included in numerous group exhibitions including Ecstatic: Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Tense Conditions, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany; and In Production: Art and the Studio System, Yuz Museum, Shanghai. Her work is in the permanent collections of the de la Cruz Collection, Miami; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany; the Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, among others. Andrews has a Masters of Fine Arts from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, a Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts in Documentary Studies from Duke University, Durham. Andrews is also the founder of The Judith Center, a US based non-for-profit, that partners with art institutions and community groups to promote gender equality.
RACHEL LEE HOVNANIAN
Rachel Lee Hovnanian’s multidisciplinary practice explores the complexities of modern feminism through the lens of our cultural obsession with beauty and narcissism, eliciting conversations around contemporary ideals regarding physical perfection and the compounding psychological effects of new media and technology.
In 2022, Hovnanian was invited to produce a solo exhibition for the Venice Biennale, for which the artist presented Angel’s Listening. Hovnanian’s interactive performance-installation created space for hundreds of silenced voices to join together in a chorus of confessions, demonstrating the liberation associated with catharsis and the sanctity of meditative environments in moments of shared isolation.
Hovnanian’s work has been exhibited at private and public institutions across the globe, including solo presentations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. She received her BFA from the University of Texas, Austin, and completed postgraduate studies at the Parsons School of Design in New York. Born in Parkersburg, West Virginia, and raised in Houston, Texas, Hovnanian currently lives between Miami and New York.
WENDY RED STAR
Wendy Red Star (b.1981, Billings, MT) lives and works in Portland, OR. Red Star has exhibited in the United States and abroad at venues including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY), Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, NY), both of which have her works in their permanent collections; Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain (Paris, France), Domaine de Kerguéhennec (Bignan, France), Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR), Hood Art Museum (Hanover, NH), St. Louis Art Museum (St. Louis, MO), Minneapolis Institute of Art (Minneapolis, MN), the Frost Art Museum (Miami, FL), among others.
Her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY), the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY), the Amon Carter Museum of American Art (Fort Worth, TX), the Denver Art Museum (Denver, CO), the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College (Clinton, NY), the Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD), the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA), the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University (Durham, NC), the Birmingham Museum of Art (Birmingham, AL), the Williams College Museum of Art (Williamstown, MA), the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester (Rochester, NY), and the British Museum (London, UK), among others.
Jasmine Wahi is the Founder and Co-Director of Project for Empty Space, a nonprofit organization in New York City and Newark, New Jersey. Her multifaceted curatorial practice predominantly focuses on issues of femme empowerment, complicating binary structures within social discourses, and exploring multi-positional cultural identities through the lens of intersectional feminism.
In 2023, Ms. Wahi was honored by The Metropolitan Museum of Art for exemplary social impact work. In 2020, PES, Ms. Wahi became the inaugural Holly Block Social Justice Curator at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, while simultaneously Co-Directing Project for Empty Space. While at the museum she curated several renowned exhibitions, including Born In Flames: Feminist Futures and Wardell Milan: AMERIKA. God Bless You If It's Good To You, which were oriented around the thesis that visibility is the primary tenet of Social Justice. In 2019, Ms. Wahi gave her first TED Talk on intersectionality and visibility, entitled All The Women In Me Are Tired.
Michelle Woo is a cultural producer, art historian and curator based in Los Angeles. She is a Co-Founder of For Freedoms, an artist-run organization that models creative civic engagement for which she received a ICP Infinity Award in 2017 and a National Art Award in 2022. Her diverse role includes strategy and design of national campaigns, public art initiatives, exhibitions and programming. She also advises artists and organizations on business management and cultural strategy.