Kerry Downey is a New York based multi-disciplinary artist and teacher. Her practice takes many forms, including site-specific installation and video, prints and drawings, and socially engaged collaborations. The work explores intimate relationships between places, bodies, objects, time, and narrative. The “stories,” constructed from remnants of the American Dream, address the isolation that comes at the expense of our capitalist fantasies. They are perverse and empathetic alternatives to hetero-normative ambitions of progress and success.
Kerry has been a contributing member of art collective Action Clubsince 2009 and Flux Factory since 2003. She currently teaches at Museum of Modern Art in the Community and Access department and in the Hunter College Art Department.