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Katherine Toukhy
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Education:

2015
People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, Undoing Racism intensive
2014      
The Laundromat Project Create Change Fellowship
2005        
Massachusetts College of Art, Painting, B.F.A with Honors
1998        
Boston College, B.A. Philosophy and Psychology, Phi Beta Kappa

Awards, Fellowships & Residencies:

2018      
Bronx Museum Artist In the Marketplace cohort

2017      
Project for Empty Space, Feminist in Residence
Rema Hort Mann Foundation, ACE Grant
Vermont Studio Center Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship
BRIC visual artist summer residency

2016     
The Laundromat Project, commissioned artist for the Khayamiya Monument
Brooklyn Arts Council grants for the Khayamiya Monument
Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Emerging Artist Grant nomination

2015      
Art Matters, grant nomination
Brooklyn Arts Council grants for RASMI

2014      
The Laundromat Project Create Change fellowship with partial scholarship
Paperworks Unbound Award: selection for 8 most distinguished works, Claire Gilman, curator of The Drawing Center
Puffin Foundation and Brooklyn Arts Council grants for RASMI: an arts workshop for Arab or Muslim youth in Brooklyn
Fiscal sponsorship through Brooklyn Arts Council

2013        
Curator Mahnaz Fancy’s list of top 30 works for Curate NYC
Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts grant for RASMI: an arts workshop for Arab and Muslim youth in Brooklyn
Brooklyn Arts Council Local Arts Support grant for RASMI        

2012         
Emerging Artist Purchase Award, WAH Society, Williamsburg, NY

2002           
Foundation Book Award, Painting Department, Mass College of Art

Selected Exhibitions:

2018
For Freedoms Public Engagement Piece, with BAM 50 State Initiative, Brooklyn, NY
Part Three Permanent Collection, Williamsburg Art and Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY        
Home Front, Old Stone House, Brooklyn NY
Four Person show: Incision, Feminists in Residence Exhibition, with Camille Lee, Chaya Babu, Christen Clifford, Katherine ToukhyProject for Empty Space, Newark, NJ    

2017      
BRIC Biennial, Brooklyn, NY
Multitudes: Art after the #Muslimban, St. Lawrence College, Canton, NY

2016         
The Khayamiya Monument and Open Mic, Arab American Association, Brooklyn, NY
Shehrezade’s gift, Twelve Gates Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Shehrezade’s gift, The Center for Book Arts, NY, NY
Two-person show: And still she grows flowers in her flesh. New work with Alexandria Smith Five Myles, Brooklyn, NY
The Art of Herstory, Skylight Gallery and Welancora Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Creative Dissent, Alwan for the Arts, NY, NY

2015           
Solo show: This story has no end, HERE Arts Center, Soho, NY
Living Museum, collaboration with Floor Groetenhuis for Queens Art Intervention 
Shehrezade’s gift, Local Project, Queens, NY
The tea talks: A collective archive, part of DIWAN conference at Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI
You broke the ocean in half, Bay Ridge SAW, public art installation, Brooklyn, NY

2014          
Paperworks Unbound, Williamsburg Art and Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY
Solo show: Artificial Romance, a mixed media installation, Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Prologue-Epilogue The Gateway Project, Newark, NJ Open Doors Festival
Are we Already Gone? Flickerlab Studios, NY, NY
Alwan for the Arts Benefit Auction, Shirin Gallery, NY NY
Bay Ridge SAW, public art installation on 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY

2013            
Curate NYC, official selection by guest curator Mahnaz Fancy, NY, NY
AccessArt, Brooklyn Arts Council Benefit Auction, Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
DIWAN 5: A Forum for the Arts, Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI

2012            
WAH Sweet Sixteen Gala and Exhibit, Williamsburg Art and Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY
WAH Spring Fling, Williamsburg Art and Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY
Mujeres: Modern perspectives, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

2010
International Women’s Day Film Festival, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA

2009            
Women’s Independent International Film Festival, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI

2008             
Change: To Make the Form, Nature, or Content, Future Course of Something Different, Washington Street Art Center, Boston, MA

2007            
Between Image and Reality, guest for “Diwan: A Forum for the Arts,” Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI

2006             
WCA Annual Exhibition,
Bunker Hill College Art Gallery, Roxbury, MA

   

Selected Teaching, Workshops, & Public Speaking:

2017    
Speaker, Sanctuary, Lincoln Center Rubenstein Auditorium, NY, NY
Guest Lecturer, Collaborative Research Studio, The New School, NY, NY

2016    
Artist talk, Shehrezade’s Gift, Center for Book Arts, NY, NY
Artist talks, The Art of Herstory, Skylight Gallery and Welancora Gallery, NY

2015    
Interactive presentation, The tea talks, Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI

2013    
Panelist, Icononclasts: Arab American Women Cross the New Frontier, at the DIWAN conference, Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI

2013-15   
Creator and Director, RASMI: an arts workshop for Arab and Muslim youth in Brooklyn

2009    
Curriculum writer and Teacher, A video workshop for teens using Iraqi poetry, hip hop, and storytelling, Al Bustan, Philadelphia, PA 

2008    
Curriculum writer and Co-teacher, Voices Beyond Walls: Making youth videos in Palestine & teaching with them in the U.S, West Bank and Northeastern U.S.

2007    
Selected panelist at Diwan: A Forum for the Arts, Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI

Selected Bibliography

2017       
Cascone, Sarah,  "Editor's Picks: 15 Things to See in New York This Week," for Incision at Project for Empty Space, Artnet news, January 29, 2017.    

2016        
Brooklyn Arts Council, “Veterans Day BAC Grantee Spotlight and Interview,” Nov 11.  https://bkartscouncil.tumblr.com/post/153041157318/veterans-day-interview- spotlight-bac-grantee
Alli, Chanel, “Crown Heights’ FiveMyles Gallery Offers Dynamic Summer Exhibition,” BKReader, July 7, 2016.

2015         
Nii, Yuko, “The 10 AWARD Recipients of ‘Over the Edge: Paperworks Unbound show,”Awardee announcement with photograph, 2015.     

2008         
Oweis, Fayeq, editor, “Encyclopedia of Arab American Artists,” Greenwood Press, 2008.

Selected Publications as Author

Toukhy, Katherine. “A Bomb With a Ribbon Around It.” Jadaliyya (online) January 2014. http://www.jadaliyya.com/Details/30092/A-Bomb,-With-Ribbon-Around-It
Toukhy, Katherine. “Retropical: Superstitions of the Other.” Contemporary Other. Issue 1, 2015
Toukhy, Katherine. “Environmental Justice Local to Global.” The Laundromat Project Blog. September 2014. http://laundromatproject.org/environmental-justice-from-local-to-global/
Garrido, Ro and Toukhy, Katherine. “Creative Conversations.” The Laundromat Project Blog. November 2014. http://laundromatproject.org/ro-garrido-katherine-toukhy/    
 

Collections:

2016          
Private collection of Mike Staab, Brooklyn, NY

2014          
Private collection of Enayat Morgan, Cairo, Egypt

2013          
Private collection of Darryl Hollan, Brooklyn, NY

2012          
Yuko Nii Permanent Collection, Williamsburg Art and Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY