KARA CROMBIE
May 2015

Philadelphia, PA – “I am a multi-media video and animation artist working in Philadelphia, PA. Since 2001 I have completed several projects that were exhibited at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Fleisher Ollman Gallery, The Painted Bride, Pageant Soloveev Gallery, Fleisher Art Memorial and Vox Populi Gallery. In 2007 I was selected to be a member of Vox Populi, an artist-run gallery and collective in Philadelphia. I was selected as Wind Challenge artist in 2008 and was awarded a grant to exhibit my work at the Fleisher Art Memorial. In 2010 I was awarded a Pew Fellowship in Arts for my work in video and animation. This fellowship awarded me a $60,000 grant and professional support for my art career. I received a MacDowell Colony Fellowship in 2011 and completed a residency there in the winter of 2011-2012. I was awarded a Headlands Center for the Arts Fellowship in 2013 and participated in the residency program there this past summer. In 2014 I was a recipient of the Cloud Prize for Artists in Philadelphia.
     Since 2009 I have completed a series of mixed-media animations, collectively titled “Aloof Hills”. These animations have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions and film festivals internationally. Some of these venues include Vox Populi Gallery (2009, 2010, 2011), The Tate Modern, London (2012), London Zero Fest (2012), Art Space, New Haven, CT (2013), Aux Space, Philadelphia, (2013), and The 7th Annual Philadelphia Independent Film Festival (2014). The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts commissioned my multi-media online project, Suffering Heroes, in 2013. In 2014 the collective “Aloof Hills” series was short-listed in the top ten by the Online American Film Awards and is currently under consideration. In the past year I was also one of four artists selected to participate in Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia, a project organized by The Penn Institute for Urban Research and funded by a grant from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage.”

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