2014 Create Change Fellow | 2016 Commissions Artist | 2020 Creative Action Fund Awardee
Katherine Toukhy lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She was a BRIC Media Arts Fellow and exhibited in “Figuring the Floral” at Wave Hill, Bronx, NY. In 2017-2018, she was an artist-in-residence at BRIC; The Project for Empty Space; a Pollack-Krasner fellow at Vermont Studio Center; and she completed the Bronx Museum of the Arts AIM Program. In 2017, Toukhy was a commissioned artist invited by the Laundromat Project to co-present on the theme of “Sanctuary” at Lincoln Center’s Rubenstein Auditorium for her work, “The Khayamiya Monument,” an alternate war monument of the herstories of African and Arab women im/migrants and female U.S. veterans. Select shows also include: “Incision” at the Project For Empty Space, NJ (2018); “Truth” at BRIC, Brooklyn (2017); “Shehrezade’s Gift” at the Center for Book Arts, NY (2016); “Creative Dissent” at Alwan for the Arts, NY (2016); and “Artificial Romance” a solo show at Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn (2014). She has presented her work at the Arab American National Museum and Charles Wright Museum of African American History in Michigan among others. She is the fourth time recipient of Brooklyn Arts Council grants, a Rema Hort Mann Foundation ACE Grant, and a Puffin Foundation grant. Toukhy’s works are included in private collections in Brooklyn, Cairo, and the Yuko Nii Permanent Collection of the Williamsburg Art and Historical Society.
Creative Action Fund 2020 | We Are the Fabric
Whose labor is valued? It is often assumed that womxn of color artists must save the world and that we don’t need to get paid right, because our labor is invisible, underpaid, unpaid, a labor of love.
We Are the Fabric employs digital and analog art-making and artworker organizing to render connections between womxn’s work and labor movements through a series of arresting mixed media collages, short videos, and memes to build womxn’s collective voice.