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Cecilia McKinnon

mckinnoncecilia [at] gmail.com

instagram @ce.lion

Education and Relevant Training

Concordia University, Montréal, QC, MFA Fibres and Material Practices (prospective), 2022

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, BFA Art Studio, 2015

Land Arts of the American West, University of New Mexico, 2012

Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2018

Muscle Memory (solo), Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM

2017

Pre-Existing Conditions (with Lance McGoldrick), Sanitary Tortilla Factory, Albuquerque, NM

Fun + Games (with Jamie Kovach), Inpost Artspace, Albuquerque, NM

2016

Home Remedies (solo), Small Engine Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2015

Phantom Limb (solo), GRAFT Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020

Typos + Spills + Broken Glass, Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2019

Plinth or Platform, MFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal, QC

2018

Flatline: 2D and the New Depthiness, Remarque Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2017

Salvage Memory Hotline (with GRAFT), SOMOS ABQ, Albuquerque, NM

Surface: Emerging Artists of New Mexico, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM

For Cryin’ Out Loud, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM

2016

Home + Garden (with GRAFT), All Kinds Festival, Albuquerque, NM

Rally (with GRAFT), Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, Albuquerque, NM

2014

Boundless Horizons, Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

2013

Vast Horizons: Shared Raisins, Australia National University, Canberra, Australia

Boundless Horizons, Kruglak Gallery, Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA

2012

Connecting Liminal Nowhere, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM

Performances + Screenings

2019

The Destructors, Concrete Cabaret, Tranzac Club, Toronto, ON

The Beast (GRAFT), Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

Calling Home, Peripheral Hours II, Montréal, QC

2018

The Beast (GRAFT), Ciel Bergman: The Linens, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM

2016

The Destructors, Basement Films A/V Show, Southwest Film Center, Albuquerque, NM

ReView (screening), Our Land Symposium, El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe, NM

Bloodbath, Freestyle Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Back-up Singer (with Milch de la Máquina), Titwrench Festival, Denver, CO

The Destructors, Mouthpiece Performance Festival, GRAFT Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2015

The Wedding, Small Engine Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Breaking and Entering, GRAFT Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Snare (with Milch de la Máquina), SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

2014

Café Concret Cabaret (screening), Café L’Artere, Montreal, QC

Selected Curatorial Projects + Events

2019

BEDTalks: short lecture series, hosted variously by GRAFT Gallery, Tricklock Performance Laboratory, and Vox Populi (co-coordinator + host, 2015-present)

Recipes for Disaster (GRAFT), interactive dinner and discussion at private residence, Philadelphia, PA

2018

Shitty Infinity, GRAFT Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (co-curator)

Vestigial, GRAFT Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (co-curator)

2017

Gatas y Vatas Music Festival VII, Fusion Forum, Albuquerque, NM (visual arts coordinator)

Pendulum Performance Festival, GRAFT Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (coordinator)

Re | Source: Unpacking the Archive, Rainosek Gallery at UNM School of Architecture + Planning, Albuquerque, NM (curator)

Clearance! Clearance! Clearance!, GRAFT Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (co-curator)

2016

Q + A , Freestyle Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (co-curator)

New Cartography, GRAFT Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (co-curator)

2015

Stolen Objects, GRAFT Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (co-curator)

Gatas y Vatas Music Festival, the VERA Project, Seattle, WA (graphic design + coordinator)

Artist Talks, Presentations, Workshops

2020

Imagining Futures Book Exchange (cancelled due to COVID-19), Contested Imaginaries Conference, Concordia University, Montréal, QC

“Picturing the West” presentation, AGIC Conference, Concordia University, Montréal, QC

“Lunchbox Talks,” Concordia University FOFA, public, Montreal, QC

2019

“Lunchbox Talks,” Concordia University FOFA, public, Montreal, QC

Tabletop Puppetry workshop, Arts Outreach, Los Olivos, CA

2018

“Time-Based Practices,” artist talk, Southwest University of Art and Design, Video Art, Albuquerque, NM

“Pre-Existing Conditions,” artist talk, University of New Mexico, Art Practices, Albuquerque, NM

Shadows and Tabletop Puppetry Workshop, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM

Transformative Fibers Workshop Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM

2017

Shadow Puppetry + Pageant Puppets, Arts Outreach, Los Olivos, CA

2015

Crankies: Moving Panoramas Workshop, Santa Ynez Valley High School, Santa Ynez, CA

Press

Grimason, Maggie. “Pre-Existing Conditions,” THE Magazine. February 1, 2018, V. 26, No. 7

“Pre-Existing Conditions at Sanitary Tortilla Factory” The Rib. Jan 4, 2018, online publication.

La Palma, Marina. “Review: Cryin’ Out Loud,” THE Magazine. June 1, 2017, V. 25, No. 9

Grimason, Maggie. “A Stitch in Time,” Alibi Weekly. November 3, 2016, V. 25, No. 44.

Awards and Grants

2020

CiCA Practitioners-in-Residence, Concordia University (with GRAFT)

Faculty of Fine Arts Graduate Travel Award, Concordia University

2019

Project Grant, Textiles + Materiality Research Cluster at Milieux, Concordia University, Montréal, QC

2018

Faculty of Fine Arts Fellowship, Concordia University, Montréal, QC

SOMOS ABQ Featured Public Artist (with GRAFT), Albuquerque, NM

2017

Fulcrum Fund, 516 Arts + Andy Warhol Foundation (with GRAFT)

SOMOS ABQ Featured Public Artist (with GRAFT)

Harwood Surface Solo Exhibition Award

Collections

Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV