Kathie Halfin

BRAC Teaching Artist, TPS+2.0 Textile Design, Natural Dyeing, Field Trips, 2018 - present

Kathie Halfin is an interdisciplinary visual artist, educator and independent curator, based in NYC. She holds her MFA in Fine Arts (with honours) from the School Of Visual Arts in New York. Kathie received her BFA from Shenkar College Of Engineering And Design in Israel, with a major in Textile Design. 

Halfin showed her work at the Sattelite Art Fair: Performance Is Alive 2019, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum 2019, NARS Foundation 2019, White Box Performance Series 2019, Immigrant Artist Biennial Soft Launch: Assembly Room 2019, Itinerant Performance Festival: Smack Mellon 2019, Knockdown Center: Sunday Series 2018, Art In Odd Places Performance Festival 2018, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center 2018, Bronx Museum AIM Biennial 2017, and the A.I.R. Gallery 2016 among others. Kathie received fellowships at Wassaic Project Residency, Bronx Museum AIM Program, and Vermont Studio Center.

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Why I Teach:

I am an interdisciplinary visual artist, educator and independent curator. I  work within disciplines of textile, sculptural installation and performance art. I am teaching art for more than 13 years. For me teaching is a form of activism. I interact with different diverse communities and find a lot of meaning in artistic and social practices that teaching entails . As an educator, I am excited to see my students grow as independent thinkers, creators, and problem solvers. I develop my art curriculum and give students skills that are based on my personal artistic knowledge and experience as a practicing visual artist. 

 

As an educator, I believe that art doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It has to be nurtured and shared within the community.  I have been working with organisations such as Bronx River Art Center, Brooklyn Arts Council and LEAP among the others. I was an educational fellow in Wassaic Project Residency in 2018 where I curated a children's exhibition with the Woodstock Artists Association And Museum as a culmination of the fellowship. 

During this time of the social distancing I teach and hope to convey artistic skills, motivation and hope to my students during this challenging time. I prepare presentations, find resources and share links with students who have an available internet at home. The preparation to the class and the delivery of artistic knowledge is a learning curve for me as I never taught online before. I am catching up and learning to adapt my classes and the curriculum to the new normal that we are all facing.


Ritual Of Coming Together Medium: Video Performance Year: 2020


Labor Of Love Medium:Live Performance Year: 2019

 

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Bronx River Art Center
1087 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY 10460
T (718) 589-5819
info@bronxriverart.org

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