Kathy Temin

Pet Cemetery
, 2014
Installation view
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Biography

Born Sydney, Australia 1968

Lives and works in New York, the United States of America and Melbourne, Australia

 

Kathy Temin’s sculptural practice explores ideas of memory, history and loss. Her work is structured around the tension between apparent binaries, for instance, the familiar and strange, organic and artificial, literal and metaphoric, solemn and kitsch. The artist’s signature choice of medium, synthetic fur, subverts the monumental scale and focus of her sculptures, bringing into the conversation allusions to softness, childhood and play.

Temin completed undergraduate and post-graduate studies at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. She obtained her PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2007. She is currently an associate Professor at Monash Design & Architecture, Monash University.

Exhibitions include: ‘Soft Core’, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, New South Wales (touring 2016-17); ‘MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday’, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney (2016-17); ‘The Koala Room’, Bella Room Commission, National Centre for Creative Learning, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney (2016-17); ‘Solid State’, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney (2015); ‘Neverwhere’, Gaia Gallery, Istanbul (2015); ’21st Century Heide: The Collection Since 2000′, Heide Museum of Modern Art (2015), ‘Pet Cemetery’, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne (2014); ‘Kathy Temin | My Monument: White Forest’, Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland (2013); ‘Melbourne Now’, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2013); ‘Australia’, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2013); ‘My Monument: Black Garden’, Art Gallery of New South Wales Contemporary Projects (2011); ‘Sonic Youth etc: Sensational Fix’, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid (2010); and ‘My Kylie’, Institute Contemporary Art, London (2004).

 

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Exhibitions

Kathy Temin

Pet Cemetery

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Memorial Gardens

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My Monument, Black Cube

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Auditions for a pair of koalas

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Frozen Moments


Recent Works

Kathy Temin

Pet Tomb: Harry
, 2014
Concrete and synthetic fur
84 x 86 x 36 cm
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Kathy Temin

Pet Tomb: Oscar
, 2014
Concrete, MDF and synthetic fur
242 x 48 x 39 cm
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Kathy Temin

Pet Tomb: Tina
, 2014
Synthetic fur, MDF and filling
178 x 100 x 110 cm
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Kathy Temin

Pet Tomb: Roger
, 2014
Concrete, synthetic fur, MDF and filling

109 x 210 x 50 cm
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Kathy Temin

Pet Tomb: Gizelle
, 2014
Synthetic fur, MDF and filling
156 x 54 x 54 cm
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Publications

Kathy Temin

Kathy Temin
, 2009
Heide Museum of Modern Art