Abigail Raphael Collins

Abigail Raphael Collins (b. New York) is an interdisciplinary artist using experimental documentary and video installation to consider relationships between intergenerational transmission and sound through a queer feminist lens. Recent exhibitions have been at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery; Pasadena Armory, California; Marathon Screenings, Los Angeles; Angels Gate Cultural Center, Los Angeles; PØST, Los Angeles; Torrance Art Museum, California; and Seoha Gallery. She is the recipient of an FCA grant, Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, and UCIRA grant. Collins is a former resident at Seoul Art Space Geumcheon and Shandanken Projects. She was selected as the 2020 emerging curator at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. Collins received a B.F.A. from Cooper Union, and an M.F.A. from UCLA.

Academic Research/Specialty Areas

  • Drawing
  • Film/video/sound
  • Installation art
  • Interdisciplinary art

Classes (Selected)

  • Art 2501: Introduction to Drawing

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • Foundation of Contemporary Arts Grant (2020)
  • Shandanken Residency (2019)
  • Emerging Curators Program at LACE (2019)
  • UCLA Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship (2015)
  • Seoul Art Space Geumcheon Residency (2011)

Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)

  • To View a Plastic Flower at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles (2020)
  • MexiCali Biennial at Armory Center for the Arts, Los Angeles (2020)
  • Friction at PØST Gallery, Los Angeles (2017)
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