Casey Kauffmann

MFA Art '20

Casey Kauffmann

Casey Kauffmann (b. San Fernando Valley, CA) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work is an investigation of relationships; fascination to disgust, internal to external narrative, and non-object to physical practices. Her current work consists of drawings, iphone collages, social media performance and installations which rely on a process of recontextualization. By filtering representations of women, predominantly authored by men through her own perspective, she translates and amends her uncomfortable relationships to these images. Her seemingly superficial drawings and collages soften the blow of personal truth and pain present in her work. She aims to glorify honest unapologetic expressions of grief, anger, sexuality, subversive humor and shameless validation seeking.

Kauffmann received a BA in Studio Art from the Evergreen State College. She has had solo exhibitions at Leimin Space and Dalton Warehouse, in Los Angeles. Select group exhibitions include American Fine Arts, a traveling exhibition organized by Barbeque Los Angeles, Missed Connections at Basement Projects Santa Ana, CA, Bitter Candy at the Vermont Studio center Johnson, VT, The Dick Pic Show at Chimento Contemporary Los Angeles, CA, Digital Divide at the Midtown Players Club Atlanta, GA, and Femmebit at Human Resources Los Angeles, CA.

Email cbkauffm@usc.edu
Casey Kauffmann, “PLUR St. Teresa and St. Lilo,” 2016, 2017. Photo: Jeff Mclane
Casey Kauffmann, "#didmeafrighten,” 2018
Casey Kauffmann, “Lookatme#dontlookatme,” 2018
Casey Kauffmann, Installation view of “I’m Too Sad To Tell You,” 2017, at Leimin Space. Photo: Molly Tierney