Kelly Sherman presents "Labyrinth"
Kelly Sherman will discuss her artwork, “The Labyrinth”, a social intervention on the topic of violence that was conducted in collaboration with the social justice organization Design Studio for Social Intervention in Boston, USA. Kelly used the tools and processes of design research to create a provocative performance event on the grounds of a high school that has had significant exposure to violence. This work explores how art can leverage the human-centered design approach to address complex problems in the public sphere.
Kelly Sherman is an American artist who creates both research-driven ‘social practice’ and traditional media artworks, which are in the collections of major private and public institutions, and represented by the Barbara Krakow Gallery. Kelly is the youngest recipient of the Foster Prize, granted by the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, and the current artist-in-residence at Nordisk Gästateljé Malongen in Stockholm.
Kelly is also an entrepreneur and strategy consultant with experience in start-ups, non-profits, and Fortune 500 companies. She has worked around the world in a broad range of industries, from healthcare to transportation, while at the global innovation consultancy Continuum, where she won a Gold IDEA Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America. The social impact enterprise she co-founded, New Art Love, was a finalist in MassChallenge, the world’s largest start-up accelerator program. Kelly lectures regularly on art and innovation at a range of institutions, from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston to Harvard University. She sits on the editorial board of ArchitectureBoston Magazine and the board of directors of the educational non-profit Learning By Design.