Catherine Sullivan

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Catherine Sullivan (born 1968[1]) is a Chicago-based artist[2] whose work combines video and performance.

She was educated at the California Institute of Arts and the Art Center College of Design.[1] She is a former actor, and studied as a graduate student under Mike Kelley.[3] She currently teaches at the University of Chicago.

Five Economies (big hunt/little hunt) (2002) restages scenes from films including The Miracle Worker, Marat/Sade, Persona and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?.[4] 'Tis Pity She's a Fluxus Whore (2003) combines filmed re-enactments of a 1953 production of John Ford's play and a 1964 Fluxus performance.[2] Her works D-Pattern and The Chittendens were made in collaboration with the composer Sean Griffin.[4]

She won an Alpert award in 2004[1] and her works are held in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art,[5] the Tate[6] and the Miami Art Museum.[7]


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