Barbara Kilpatrick is a visual artist working at the intersection of live performance and the still object. She has shown her solo installations in the context of performance at The Kitchen, St Mark’s Church and New York Live Arts, and curated a show of performing and visual artists, Motion Fixity, at the Pierro Gallery in East Orange, New Jersey. Her sculpture, drawings and photographs have been exhibited in numerous group shows along the East Coast and in Japan and Ireland, and are included in the collections of private individuals and the Allentown Art Museum. Her photographs have been published in The New York Times, The Village Voice, Dance Magazine and Time Out New York. She was an Artist in Residence at the New Arts Program in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. Her work Bearskin, a performance for puppets and movement artists, was presented at FIAF NYC (French Institute / Alliance Française.)
For over twenty years, her collaborative work was seen in the context of dance and multi-media performance, where her photographs and set and costume installations were integral in the creation of each production. With dancer-choreographer Vicky Shick and intermedia and sound artist Elise Kermani, she has shown work at The Art Center of the Capital Region, New York Live Arts, The Kitchen, Danspace Project, West End Theater, American Dance Institute, 92nd Street Y / Harkness Dance Festival; the Trafó Theatre in Budapest, Hungary; and the Project Art Centre as part of the Dublin Dance Festival in Ireland. Her work with Shick led to a BESSIE award (New York Dance and Performance Award) for “Outstanding Creative Achievement”, and their site-specific work Everything You See, was nominated for a BESSIE in the category “Outstanding Production for 2013”. Her collaborations with intermedia and sound artist Elise Kermani have included several projects in performance, installation and film, including Jocasta, Keepsake, and Poe (and the Museum of Lost Arts.)
She has received support from the New York Foundation for the Arts SOS Grants; from the MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation (with Shick and Kermani); and from the Cill Rialaig Artist’s Residency in Ballinskelligs, Ireland.