Jennifer and Kevin McCoy: Inhabiting the World We Made
Jennifer and Kevin McCoy's multimedia artworks examine the genres and conventions of filmmaking, memory, and language. They are well known for constructing subjective databases of narrative material and making fragmentary miniature film sets with lights, video cameras, and moving sculptural elements to create live cinematic events.
The McCoys' work has been widely exhibited in the U.S. and internationally at venues including the Pompidou Center, Paris; the Museum of Modern Art in New York City; the British Film Institute Southbank in London; Hanover Kunstverein, Germany; the Beall Center in Irvine, California; pkm Gallery in Beijing; the San Jose Museum of Art; Palazzo della Papesse in Siena, Italy; the Addison Museum of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts; the Sundance Film Festival; and Artists Space in New York City. Their work can be seen in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the 21C Museum, and the Speed Museum. They received a Creative Capital award in 2003, the Wired Rave Award for Art in 2005, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2011, and a Headlands Alumni Award in 2014. Their work is represented by Postmasters Gallery in New York City and Johansson Projects in Oakland, California.