Autumn Knight

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Autumn Knight
Houston, TX
EducationDillard University
BA - Theater
New York University
MA - Drama Therapy

Autumn Knight (born 1980) is an interdisciplinary artist working with performance, installation, and text from Houston, Texas who lives and works in New York City.[1] Knight achieved an M.A. in Drama Therapy, from New York University and a B.A. in Theatre Arts/Speech Communications from Dillard University.[2] Knight holds certificates in Arts Management & Marketing from Birkbeck College in London, U.K. and in Speech & Drama from Central School of London.[2]

Artistic practice[edit]

Knight is recognized for her performance pieces, which are influenced by her background training in therapy.[3] Often, the works play off the social dynamics of her audiences, amplifying the race, gender, and power relationships in the room. Her work has been described as having an "absurd and comedic effect."[1]

In Sanity TV at Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Time-Based Art Festival (TBA) in 2018, Knight performed the role of an "absurd host of a talk show," directing audience members to participate through prompts and interviews.[4]

Knight was one of the artists who contributed to Solange's 33-minute music video to her album When I Get Home (2019).[5][6]

Performances and exhibitions[edit]

Knight has been widely exhibited, including at institutions such as Marfa Contemporary (2018),[7] DiverseWorks Artspace (2018),[8] Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2018),[9] University of Illinois - Krannert Art Museum (2017),[10] Art League Houston (2016),[11] She Works Flexible (2016),[12] The New Museum (2015),[13] Blaffer Art Museum (2014),[14] Skowhegan Space (2014)[15], Project Row Houses (2013),[16] and Crystal Bridges Museum.[17]

In 2019, Knight performed at Human Resources in Los Angeles,[18] and was selected to be included in the 2019 Whitney Biennial, curated by Rujeko Hockley and Jane Panetta.[19] As MF Problem with artist Robert Pruitt she is a performer in the 2019 CounterCurrent Festival.[20]



  1. ^ a b Kroeber, Gavin. "Autumn Knight". Art in America.
  2. ^ a b c "Artists 2014". The Millay Colony for the Arts. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  3. ^ Tuazon, Ana. "Autumn Knight's Sanity TV". Art Practical. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  4. ^ Tuazon, Ana. "Autumn Knight's Sanity TV". Art Practical. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  5. ^ The Editors of ARTnews (2019-03-01). "New Solange Video Features Rothko Chapel, Work by Jacolby Satterwhite, Robert Pruitt, More". ARTnews. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  6. ^ "Watch Solange's When I Get Home Film". Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  7. ^ "Marfa Contemporary :: Autumn Knight - Grand Opening/Grand Closing".
  8. ^ "AUTUMN KNIGHT: M_ _ _ER". DiverseWorks. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  9. ^ "Workshop | fluid with Artist Autumn Knight". Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  10. ^ "Autumn Knight: In Rehearsal | Krannert Art Museum".
  11. ^ "C 2016 Sun Sess B". Art League Houston. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  12. ^ "Flex Space". She Works Flexible. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  13. ^ "Chelsea Knight: Knight + Knight Latencies, with Autumn Knight". Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  14. ^ "Performance by Autumn Knight / Performance de Autumn Knight - Blaffer Art Museum". Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  15. ^ "Staging Sex, Staging Self #6: Autumn Knight & Chelsea Knight". Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  16. ^ "Round 37". Project Row Houses. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  17. ^ "Autumn Knight | State of The Art". Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  18. ^ "Autumn Knight: Yes + No: A Cult". Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  19. ^ Steinhauer, Jillian (25 February 2019). "The Whitney Biennial: 75 Artists Are In, and One Dissenter Steps Out". The New York Times.
  20. ^ "MF Problem (Autumn Knight/Robert Pruitt)". CounterCurrent. Retrieved 2019-03-22.
  21. ^ "Autumn Knight". Pioneer Works.
  22. ^ "READ (Cont.) by Autumn Knight and John Pluecker". The Poetry Project. 4 May 2017.
  23. ^ a b "Dance Source Houston Announces 2015-16 Artists In Residence". The Dance DiSH - A Publication of Dance Source Houston. 2015-08-17. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  24. ^ "Autumn Knight (2014)". in-situ. 2014-12-09. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  25. ^ "Galveston Artist Residency: Events : Past Events". Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  26. ^ "Autumn Knight » Artpace". Retrieved 2019-03-05.

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