The conceptual artist uses medically themed books from the late writer William Burroughs's library in Lawrence, KS, to create a new series for her ongoing Sorted Books project.
(Originally commissioned by the Lawrence Art Center for the Free State Festival, 2014.)
Nina Katchadourian was raised in Stanford, California, and on the Finnish archipelago. She received her B.A. from Brown University and her M.F.A. from the University of California at San Diego, and she was selected for the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in 1996. Katchadourian has exhibited at institutions such as MoMA PS1, Serpentine Gallery, and Saatchi Gallery, and her work will be the subject of a solo traveling exhibition in 2016 organized by the Blanton Museum in Austin, Texas. Her publications include Sorted Books (Chronicle, 2013) and All Forms of Attraction, the catalog for her 2006 exhibition at the Francis Young Tang Teaching Museum in Saratoga Springs, New York. The recipient of numerous honors, including a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award in 2001, Katchadourian is on the faculty of New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.