I have always been drawn to unconventional tools and processes, especially those that were once considered peripheral in the visual arts. Like many contemporary artists I use the computer as a creative tool and more recently collaboration with other creatives to make interactive installations, sculptures and two-dimensional images. Throughout my ovure, four central themes have emerged: the body, identity, technology, and orientation. My work often focuses on how these themes intertwine and in my recent projects, such as Vitae, are approached more personally. Feminism has deeply influenced my art from my earlier performance art work to my current series of textile wall sculpture, Beyond Midlife: Unspooling. Its core concepts of female presence and agency are central in my work and inform my thoughts about identity and how we as people become consciously aware of our positioning in relation to the world we inhabit.
Kathy Marmor has shown widely in the United States and is currently exhibiting her new work, The Messengers at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, Oregon. Her interactive installations have been exhibited at SIGGRAPH, LA, Ciber@rts -Bilbao, Spain and New Forms festival in Vancouver, Canada. PA. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York and Light Work in Syracuse, New York. Kathy is a Vermont Art Council grant recipient and was awarded a competitive research grants from the University of Vermont and University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her writings about her interactive installations have been published in the journal, Leonardo and the International Society of Electronic Artists conference proceedings. Kathy is an Associate Professor of Art in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She has an MFA in Imaging and Digital Arts from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.