Storm Bookhard

MA '23

Storm Bookhard

 

BIO: 

Storm Bookhard (b.1999) is a video and conceptual artist as well as a visual cultural scholar and aspiring curator. She is member of the inaugural Progressive Degree cohort through which she is pursuing a BFA in Fine Art with a minor in Modern Art Markets and Ethics while working towards her MA in Curatorial Practices and the Public Sphere. 

Through her visual art practice, she explores concepts such as the physical and cultural preservation of legacy as well as the tension between one's private and public self. Her projects have included an archival based body of work that investigates the history of the United States Presidency as well an autobiographical film about mental illness and psychiatric practice. She served as the Chief Curator of the 2022 BFA Fine Art Thesis Exhibition which included the work of herself and a cohort of 17 graduating artists. Her work has been shown at La Mama Galleria (New York City), the Woods Studio Gallery at Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY), the Knockdown Center (New York City), and the DaVinci Art Alliance (Philadelphia). 

Alternately, Storm’s art historical interests are rooted in the spatial politics of contemporary museum development and post-colonial curatorial practice. Her research investigates encyclopedic museums as a cultural entity as well as the pedagogy of museum architecture.

Storm has held internship positions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Getty Research Institute, and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles in addition to several contemporary art galleries. She is a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, the 2020 recipient of the Farber Fund for Student Excellence by the USC Roski School of Art and Design, and was a participant in the 2021 LACMA Summer Academy curatorial intensive. 

 

2022 BFA Fine Art thesis exhibition Wall text (written by Storm Bookhard)
Storm Bookard, "Our Mothers’ Boys," 2020, Cotton Fabric, Solvent image transfer, 5 x 9.5ft
Storm Bookhard, Untitled (Predisposition), 2021, three LED monitors (Dimensions variable), 15:02 minutes