The Mother Hole
The Hand to Hand Project

CECELIA KANE
117 Northern Ave. #2
Decatur, GA 30030
Cecelia@CeceliaKane.com • 404-754-0234

www.ceceliakane.com

EDUCATION

MFA in Drawing & Painting, Georgia State University; BS in Sociology, University of Vermont.
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TEACHING /GUEST LECTURER/JUROR

Artist in Residence, October 2008-Art and Activism, Westminster High School, Atlanta, GA

Juror, October 2008- Uncommon Thread Show 2008-LSU Museum, Baton Rouge, LA

Guest Lecturer
, Feb. 2007, -Alternative Media-Savannah College of Art, Atlanta, GA

Visiting Artist
, March 20-31, 2006, Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA

Performance Art Guest Lecturer
, September, 2005, The Atlanta College of Art

Performance Art Guest Critic
, April 2004, Georgia State University

Performance Art Lecturer, Feb. 2004, Georgia State University

Guest Curator & Lecturer, Feb. 2004 Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

Performance Seminar
, Sept. – Oct. 2001, Paideia School, Atlanta, GA

Performance & the Artist in Society, Winter, 2002, Instructor 8-Wk night class, Atlanta, GA

Drawing from the Artist Within, Fall1991 and Winter1992, Instructor-evening class for adults

ARTIST GRANTS:

Idea Capital 2009 to create a catalog for the Hand to Hand Project.

Elizabeth Firestone Graham and Women's Caucus for Art of Georgia grants to publish a catalog for the Hand to Hand Iraq War artist project.

Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs 2002 grant
recipient, for the video installation, The Question Box at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center's Interstice Show, August, 2002
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EXHIBITION CURATOR

The Hair Show, A video exhibition, Feb-March 2003, Art Spot Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Hardware Show, May 19-June 30, 2001, Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Software Show, February-March, 2002, Art Spot Gallery, Atlanta, GA

SOLO SHOWS

"How Am I Feeling", Opal Gallery, Atlanta, GA, May-June, 2010

"Heads", Sycamore Place Gallery, Atlanta, GA, September, 2007

"War Stories"
, Ruby Green Contemporary Art Center, Nashville, TN, December 1, 2006 – January 20, 2007

"Effigies"
, Georgia-Pacific Corp. Headquarters, Atlanta, GA, Summer, 2006

"Thresholds"
, Arts for All Gallery, Healey Building, Atlanta, GA, February 28 – April 21, 2006 (with Tapioca)

"Hand-to-Hand"
, Solo show, ArtFix Gallery, Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA, March, 2006

"Hand-to-Hand", The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA, Nov 05- Jan, 06

"Freak Show", Ruby Green Gallery, Nashville, TN, April-June 2003

"Hazel's Song", Georgia State University Gallery, Atlanta, GA June 1997

"Mixed Media on Paper", Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta, GA 1994

"Stroke Series", Drawings on Paper, Newton House, Atlanta, GA, 1993

"Works on Paper", Georgia-Pacific Corp. Building, Atlanta, GA, 1992
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UPCOMING & RECENT GROUP SHOWS & PERFORMANCES

"The Rising" & "Flying Lesson from A to Z"a performance, in Shambhala Art Day, Shambhala Center of Atlanta GA, March 17-18, 2012

"Helping Hand Wings for Hazel" & "Garden of Compassionate Birth", in 2012 Winter Members' Exhibit, The Chaffee Art Center, Rutland Vermont, Nov. 18 2011-Jan. 7 2012

"Miss Mole Climbs Out of Her Hole"
in 1x1-One, 2-Ten Haus Studio, Ivanhoe, NC, December 3-17, 2011

"Helping Hand Wings for Hazel" & "Garden of Compassionate Birth", in the First Annual Alumni Arts Festival, University of Vermont, Burlington VT Oct. 2011

"The Hand to Hand Roadtrip Across America", Returning "hand" art to the Hand to Hand Project artists across the USA, June 1-Sept 2, 2011

"Clapping" & "Funny My Valentine" in Three-Minute Performances, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA February 14, 2011

"Hand-to-Hand", The Chaffee Art Center, Rutland Vermont, Oct.-Nov., 2010

"Hand-to-Hand", ATHICA, Athens, GA, Aug.-Sept., 2010

"Infant Hood" in "Remade", 'g' Green Design Center, Mashpee, MA, Oct.-Nov., 2009

"The Facebook Project-How Am I Feeling?"
in "Me Myself, Eye" at The B-Complex, Atlanta, GA, October, 2009

"Hand-to-Hand", Western Kentucky University Gallery, Bowling Green KY, Oct. 2009

Embroideries in "All Small Redux", Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA Feb–Mar 2009

"Heads", in Occupation: Artist, Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery, Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC, Jan. 23-Feb. 21, 2009

"Little Things Mean a Lot", Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA, November, 2008-January, 2009

"The Liberty Cape" in Hello Liberty Show, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA Sept. – Nov. 2008.

"Hand-to-Hand", Carol Henry Studio Gallery, Agoura Hills, CA, July, 2008

"Hand-to-Hand", Spruill Gallery, Atlanta, GA, March-April, 2008

"All That Glitters", Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA, March-April, 2008

"Reconnect US", Machines with Magnets Gallery, Pawtucket, RI, March, 2008

"Reconnect US"
, The Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA, April-May, 2008

"Art on a Pedestal", PIE Studio, Atlantic Beach, FL, March-May, 2008

"Uncommon Thread", Performance of War Wear outfits at Ephemeral Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA, Oct.12, 2007

"Helping Hands for Hazel"
, Spruill Gallery, July-August, 2007

"Hand to Hand Project", in Considering War and Peace, Space 301, Mobile, AL, June-August 2007

"Counting Thoughts & Feelings", Solo Performance with video, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, April 29, 2007

"Condi & Lynndie", in Pillow Talk: Small Comforts in Hard Times, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, April-May 2007.

"Red, Blue & White", Solo Performance, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Emory University, Atlanta, GA for Fieldwork Dec.3, 2006

"Hand-to-Hand" installation Sept 9-Nov 5, 2006 and "Red, Blue & White" performance, November 5, 2006, Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens GA America on the Brink group show.

"Hand-to-Hand", appearing in "Needle Culture", Coconino Arts Center, Flagstaff, AZ, May-June, 2006

"Hand to Hand", appearing in Leaves of Crabgrass, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY, September – October, 2005

"Little Cece ™", Solo performance with live feed video in Touchpoint-the Corporate Show, Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 2005.

"Hand-to-Hand", appearing in Leaves of Crabgrass, HallWalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY, September 16 – October 28, 2005

"Good vs. Evil - Right vs. Wrong"–appearing in Forces of Nature, Sculpture Biennial Georgia Perimeter College, Main Campus, Clarkston, GA, September 27 – November 4, 2005
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PAST PERFORMANCES & SHOWS (Selections)

May-June, 2005: "LIFE & DEATH ROOMS", Mixed media drawing for Looks Good on Paper, at The Spruill Center Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Mar. 4, 2005: "THE BRIDE", Performance piece with video for "House Hunting in Terminal City", Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Feb. 14, 2005: "MORAL VALUES", Performance piece for Women's Caucus for the Arts National Conference Holiday Inn Downtown, Atlanta, GA

Jan 13-Mar 5, 2005: "MORAL VALUES", Effigy-puppet for Refusing to Dance Backwards, Spruill Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA

Nov. 4, 2004: "IRAQ WAR ALTARS", Performance piece with live-feed video selected for I Wish to Say Post Election Performance Art Event, Rialto Center for Performing Arts, Atlanta, GA

July 20, 21, 22, 2004: "THE MEMORY BUNNY", Experimental short video selected for Reel Venus Film Festival, New York, NY

May 21, 2004: "BODY DOUBLE & BUS TO PARADISE", Two performance art pieces aboutwar & the body as weapon at Eyedrum Music and Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA

May-June, 2004: "THE MEMORY BUNNY", Video installation with puppets, dolls, cage & gloves for Lore, an Exhibition about Myth & Stories at The Ballroom Studios, Atlanta, GA

March 19-20, 2004: "THE MEMORY BUNNY", Experimental short video selected for Milledgeville Video Festival, Milledgeville, GA

April 14-18, 2004: "FACE WORLD", A war/gender fairy tale video for Seen + Heard Festival, at The B-Complex, Atlanta, GA

Nov-Jan, 2003-4: "STUDY FOR A RED DRESS", Drawing on paper for Small Sketches II, at Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Dec. 6-Feb. 14, 2003-4: "THE EMASCULATION KIT", Video installation in the exhibition, In the Realm of Eden, Elevation Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Dec. 7, 2003: "THE MEMORY BUNNY", Installation with video & sculpture for The Fieldwork Showcase at Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
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April 3-4, 2004: "ELEVATOR CAT", Spoken word with The Amazing Lizardos Collaborative Spectacle Band at The Dogwood Festival, Lake Stage, Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA

Oct. 25, 2003: "MAY DAMAGE YIELD LIGHT", Death dancer in original theater production by Mary Harker. Original music by Krispin Harker at The Art Farm, Atlanta, GA

September 12, 2003: "ON THE LEFT AND ON THE RIGHT", Performance & Installation with video, Live music and puppets Atlanta Alternative Arts Festival, at The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

June-Aug., 2003: "CLOWN TERROR/PET TERROR", Mixed media paintings on paper for Looks Good on Paper, at The Spruill Center Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Nov. 16- Dec. 21, 2002: "RED & BLUE 2", Performance with interactive sculptures and drawings for Transforming, at Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Dec. 3, 2002: "BUS TO PARADISE", Performance with live projection, surveillance camera and sound for No Agenda but Their Own, Video Show at Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA

Sept. 16, 2002: "FIDGET" Video-Sound-Spoken Word Performance Installation at Electric Performance Art, Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Sept. 11-Dec. 1, 2002: TWIN TOWERS-WAR & PEACE, Super 8 Video on DVD at Like Lions Raging, Spruill Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Aug. 30-Oct., 2002: "RED & BLUE", Performance & Installation at The Creative Show, The Hambidge Gallery, Dillard, GA

June 14- August 3, 2002: "THE QUESTION BOX" Video installation in the show: "Interstice", at The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

June 22, 2002: "THE CAVE, THE TUNNEL AND THE WELL", Performance with interactive drawings, Bluemilk Gallery, Atlanta, GA

May 18, 2002: "COMING SOON…" Street action & signage on 10 empty storefronts with "Stuff & Nonsense" Utopian Art Pranksters, Fairlie-Poplar Downtown area, Atlanta, GA

April 5- June 1, 2002: "MISS PERFECT" C-Print Photograph in the exhibition: "In Here" at The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

April 6- 26, 2002: "SAINT PIGNATIOUS" group performance and installation in the exhibition: "N.F.S:Art Beyond the Market" at The Art Spot, Atlanta, GA

Feb.16-Mar. 14, 2002: "THE RAPE #2", Video installation in the exhibition, "Software Show", at The Art Spot Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Nov. 16-Jan. 12, 2002: "PROJECT NINE ELEVEN", A two day, collaborative, participatory performance and installation in response to the 3,000 deaths on Sept. 11th, 2001. The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

September 8, 2001: "BAGGAGE", A live one-woman spoken word performance and video installation for The Art Party, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA with the Amazing Lizardos Band.

August 11, 2001: "COUNTING", One-woman performance and video installation for A Night of Performance Art, Bluemilk Gallery, Atlanta, GA with the Amazing Lizardos Band.

May-June, 2001: "THE EMASCULATION KIT", Video installation in the exhibition, Hardware Show, self-curated, Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA

May 10-11-12, 2001: "TIME'S RELENTLESS MELT", A 4-woman spoken word and multi-mediaperformance at GSU Alumni Theater, Atlanta, GA, on the subject of mothers, daughters & photographs

April-May, 2001: "CONTROL", Multi-media installation in the exhibition, Pairings at Spruill Center Gallery, Atlanta, GA with Performance at opening entitled: "The Control Box"

April 14, 2001: "CORPUS", A spoken word and video performance- installation in the exhibition, The Political Body at Bluemilk Gallery, Atlanta, GA accompanied by the Amazing Lizardos Band.

March -May, 2001: "COFFEE JESUS", Mixed media photo installation in the exhibit, Index at City Gallery East, Atlanta, GA

January-Feb, 2001: "THOUGHT ABOUT DEATH LATELY?" 6 min.video, in the juried exhibition, Panoptic Mind at Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA
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Nov. 2000: "COUNTING", One-woman performance and video installation in the exhibition, Sensorrecollection at the Mattress Factory Lofts, Gallery A-13, Atlanta, GA

Sept. 9, 2000: "BABY DEATH", One-woman performance and installation at The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA during the 2000 Art Party

Dec. 4-Jan. 4, 1999: "CORPUS", A spoken word and video installation in the exhibition, Em-Bed at Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA with the Amazing Lizardos Band.

Nov. 6, -Dec. 2, 1999: "HYSTERIA" A 6 min. video projection loop at Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA with the Jane Doe Women's Artist Collective

Oct. 28-30, 1999: "THE CLOSET & THE THINKING PLACE", Two multi-media room installations in "Digital Arts and Culture '99" juried exhibition and symposium, Georgia Tech at Georgia Public Broadcasting Studios, Atlanta, GA

Oct. 16- 30, 1999: "HOW AM I FEELING, TODAY?" Live spoken word performance and mixed media installation with 250 Polaroids in the exhibition, The Polaroid Show, at Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Oct. 8- Nov. 7, 1999: "GEEK LUST", Five 5-min looped videos in the show, Sex Toys, R3 Gallery, Atlanta,

Sept. 25, 1999: "VIDEO STILLS FROM HESTER", Featured in the High Museum juried symposium, Out of the Ordinary, A Survey of Photographic Works by Atlanta-Based Artists at The High Museum of Art Folk Art & Photography Gallery

Sept. 17- Oct. 29, 1999: "THE DREAM", Digital C-Print of Video still from Hester in the juried exhibition, What Will You Miss? at Georgia State University Gallery, Atlanta, GA

June 13-July 15, 1999: "THE CLOSET", 4' x 4' x 7'2" multi-media room & sound installation in the juried exhibition, Something Not Quite Completely Different: Tradition, Innovation and Their Uncanny Discontents at Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA

May 21-July, 1999: "THE THINKING PLACE", 4' x 4' x 7'2" multi-media room & sound installation in the Exhibition, A Woman's Place at the Black Bear Brewery, Atlanta, GA

March 3-31, 1999: "THE SUITCASE", Mixed media sculpture in the outdoor exhibition, Sculpture Biennial at Georgia Perimeter College, Atlanta, GA
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"Visual Pleasures, Personal Politics, Approaches to a Difficult Beauty", New Visions, Atlanta GA, 1997

"Mary, Mary Quite Contrary", Images of the Virgin, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1996

"Scissors, Paper, Stone", Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY, 1996"35th Annual Bay Art Show", Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida, 1996

"Taboo Confessions", Atlanta College of Art Gallery, 1995

"The November Show", Hastings Seed Gallery, Atlanta, GA 1994

"Self Possessed", Texas Fine Arts Institute, Austin, TX, (2-year traveling group show)
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PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Studio Artist, 2000-2005

Atlanta Mayor's Grant Panel Member for Media Arts, 2000

Stuff and Nonsense, Utopian Art Pranksters, founding member, 2001-2003

Tapioca, "A Creative Pudding for Social Change" founding member, 2001-Present

Jane Doe, collaborative artist group contributing member, 1996-2003

XX, Georgia State University Alumni Artist Group contributing member, 1998-2004
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ARTIST RESIDENCIES

The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, October, 1994

The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA, Sept.-Oct. 1995

The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA, Nov. 1998

The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA, April, 2000

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA -Studio Artist, 2000-2004

The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA, December, 2001

The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA, October, 2004

The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA, November, 2008

The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA, December, 2009