Katherine Mitchell DiRico
Katherine Mitchell DiRico is a Boston-based artist working primarily in drawing, video and installation who considers the instinctual gestures of everyday life in an age of big data. In 2013, she earned an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. She also holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology and Performance from Smith College and studied abroad at the University of Dakar, Senegal. Her work is practiced internationally in venues including the Institute of Contemporary Art, September Gallery, SomArts Cultural Center, 66balmy Gallery, Crucible Steel Gallery, Grossman Gallery, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), 57Delle Project Space, the Massachusetts Campus Compact Conference on Civic Engagement, the Edinburgh College of Art, and Stockwell Studios, London, England. Publications include the Vincent Curtis Educational Register: Interdisciplinary Art Education: Creativity in a Culture of Choice and HESA inprint, Helsinki, Finland. In 2013, she received a Carrickfergus, Ireland Grant, and President’s Research Grant Award. She is currently serving as Director of Career Services at the Montserrat College of Art where she also teaches a Senior Fine Arts Seminar.
“I’m interested in how things work, and when they don’t. The promise of data-driven results, and our desire to contain that which cannot be through tracking, logging, checking, and organizing is a central question in my work. I suppose I highlight the futility of this desire at times; I also highlight the power of it.”