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Kitty Chrystal is a non-binary artist from Naarm (Melbourne), whose work focuses on figurative drawing, rendered in a combination of ink and digital media. Their work explores themes of queerness, body image, dysphoria and identity. Depicting characters at odds with their surroundings, Kitty pushes to the forefront uncomfortable notions of public safety and gender performance, which contrast with their packaging in a palate of vibrant hues — homage to the façade we present as we persevere, and that presented by our environment. 

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS 

 

2019                                          'Lovesick Rodeo' group show, At Current Gallery, Melbourne 

2018                                          'Bloom' group show, At Current Gallery, Melbourne

                                                  ‘Occult’ group show, in.cub8r gallery, Melbourne

                                                  ‘Tough and Tender’ group show, Hope St space, Melbourne

                                                 ‘I See You’ group show, in.cub8r gallery, Melbourne

                                                  ‘NSFW’ group show, BSIDE gallery, Melbourne

                                                  ‘MYTH’ group show, in.cub8r gallery, Melbourne

                                                  ‘Colour Me This’ group show, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

2017                                          ‘FEMS EXHIBITION’ group show, 1000 Pound Bend Gallery, Melbourne

                                                  ‘First Rodeo’ group show, in.cub8r gallery, Melbourne

                                                  ‘Another Space’ artist in residence show, takt gallery, Berlin

2016                                          ‘Smallworks’ group show, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

                                                  ‘Art vs Music’ group show, Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne

                                                  ‘Girlhood 2’ group show, Old Bar Gallery Space, Melbourne

                                                  ‘GRLPARADISE’ group show, Shuaspace, Jersey City, USA

2015                                          ‘Misc’ group show, The Wilde Art Space, Melbourne

                                                  ‘FEMS 3’ - group show and performance night,Bluestone Church Arts Space, Footscray

2014                                          ‘Reframing Gender’ group show, Northcote Town Hall, Northcote

                                                  ‘The Full Picture’ group show, Nicholas Building, Melbourne

 

RESIDENCIES 

 

2017                                          Artist residency at Takt Institute, Berlin

2016                                          Online residency at The Suburban Review.

EMPLOYMENT

2016 — present                        Associate editor at The Ripe

2015 — 17                                Art editor and associate editor at The Suburban Review

2015                                          Illustrator for Judy’s Punch

2012 — 15                                Illustrator for Farrago

PUBLICATIONS

 

2018                                          Nakid Magazine

                                                  Be Inspired Magazine

                                                  Period Magazine (China)

2017                                          Concrete Queers

                                                  Cooked Poets Society

                                                  FEMS issue 4

2016                                          Ladies of Leisure

                                                  The Suburban Review

                                                  FEMS issue 3

                                                  Keep Brave

                                                  Cluster

                                                  The Bettyz

2015                                          FEMS issue 2

                                                  Farrago

                                                  Judy’s Punch

2012-15                                    Farrago