Katya Grokhovsky was born in Ukraine, raised in Australia and is based in NYC. She is an artist, independent curator, educator and a Founding Artistic Director of The Immigrant Artist Biennial (TIAB) and Feminist Urgent (FU). Grokhovsky holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a BFA from Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University, Australia and a BA (Honors) in Fashion from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.
Grokhovsky has received support through numerous residencies and fellowships including Pratt Fine Arts Studio Residency, NYC, Wythe Hotel Residency, NYC, Art and Law Fellowship, NYC, The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) Studios Program Residency, NYC, BRICworkspace Residency, NYC, Ox-BOW School of Art Residency, MI, Wassaic Artist Residency, NY, Atlantic Center for the Arts, FL, Studios at MASS MoCA, MA, SOHO20 Gallery Residency, NYC, BRIC Media Arts Fellowship, NYC, VOX Populi AUX Curatorial Fellowship, PA, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, WY, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, NE, Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, NY, NARS (New York Residency and Studio Foundation), NYC, Santa Fe Art Institute Residency, NM, Chanorth Residency, NY, Watermill Center International Summer Residency, NY and more. She has been awarded the Brooklyn Arts Council Grant, NYC, NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship, NYC, ArtSlant 2017 Prize, NYC, Asylum Arts Grant, NYC, Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, NYC, Australia Council for the Arts ArtStart Grant, NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists, NYC, Chashama space to create grant, NYC, Freedman Traveling Scholarship for Emerging Artists, Australia and others.
Her work has been exhibited in venues such as BRIC Biennial, NYC, Smack Mellon, NYC, Equity Gallery, NYC, FLUX Factory, NYC, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center For the Arts, Muhlenberg College, PA. Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe, NM, EFA Project Space, NYC, Arsenal Gallery, NYC, NURTUREart, NYC, Field Projects, NYC, Underdonk, NYC, San Francisco International Arts Festival, CA, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, NY, Lesley Heller Gallery, NYC, HERE Arts Center, NYC, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, SUNY College, NY, Governor’s Island Art Fair, NYC, New York City Center, NYC, Soho20 gallery, NYC, Watermill Center, NY among others. She has performed and presented screenings at Wythe Cinema, NYC, MAD Museum, NYC, Queens Museum NYC, Dixon Place, NYC, Art in Odd Places Festival, NYC and Orlando, FL, El Museo De Los Sures, NYC, Glasshouse, NYC, Grace Exhibition Space, NYC, Panoply Lab, NYC, IDEAS City, New Museum, NYC, Artist’s Television Access, SF, The Situation Room and LACE, LA, The Chimney, NYC, Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax, Canada, San Diego Art Institute, CA, Movement Research Festival, NYC and more.
In 2018, Grokhovsky was the lead curator of Art in Odd Places Public Art Festival and accompanying Exhibition at Westbeth Gallery, NYC. She has recently curated exhibitions and performances at Lesley Heller Workspace, NYC, Parasol Projects, NYC, Kunstraum, NYC, Grace Exhibition space, NYC, Art Mora, NYC, L.I.C Arts, NYC, VOX Populi, Philadelphia, Chashama, NYC, Defibrillator gallery, Chicago, IL, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL, Heaven gallery, Chicago, IL. Grokhovsky serves as a Mentor in SVA MFA Art Practice program as well as in NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists.
Grokhovsky’s work has been reviewed and written about in The New York Times, Hyperallergic, The Brooklyn Rail, LA Weekly, Huffington Post, Observer, Artnet, ArtNews, AUTRE, The Morning Call, 3.AM Magazine, Art Spiel, Contemporary Art Review, LA, FRONTRUNNER Magazine, Performance is Alive, ArtBorne Magazine, Expose Magazine, ArtSlant, Bad at Sports, BUST Magazine, Arte Fuse, Art for Progress, L Magazine, Art Nerd New York, Art F City, Gothamist, Bedford + Bowery, Beautiful Decay and others.