I am an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. I combine video-based work with elements of installation, sculpture, and performance. My practice addresses the experience of psychological trauma and its personal and collective impacts. Touching on everything from sexual violence, human rights, power structures, alienation, objectification, and more, I combine my study of the psychology of trauma with aspects of mythology, history, and world cultures, viewed from an inherently feminist perspective. Often spooky, uncanny, or discomfiting, my work aims to use the immediacy created through its time-based and multi-sensory approach to create an instinctive emotional connection, but also vulnerability - encouraging audiences to examine their own reactions and associations. Trauma resists comprehension; it is individually and collectively easier to repress, dissociate, or forget than it is to communicate. By appealing directly to viewers’ senses and emotions, I attempt to bypass these barriers, and translate unspeakable experiences into an accessible, relatable means of feeling connected, understood, and validated.
KS Brewer holds a B.A. in Film & Television from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She will be a resident artist at ChaNorth this fall, she is currently a participant in Trestle’s Critical Feedback program (2019), and formerly a recipient of Honor USA’s Audience Choice grant (2016), and a finalist for Peripheral Vision’s publication fellowship (2018). She has exhibited and performed at numerous venues including Aggregate Space Gallery, Lucas Lucas Gallery, Plaxall Gallery, Superchief, and Flux Factory. Her work has been featured in publications including Forbes, Ravelin Magazine, Museé, and Vice show Desus & Mero, and published in Emergency Index Vol. 7 and Aggregate Space Gallery’s First 50 Commemorative Art Book. Her work is in the private collections of David A. Plastino and Tony Oursler. This fall, she exhibited her second solo show, Doubled Up in Your Image - an interactive, immersive video art installation presented at Filo Sofi Arts, and curated the exhibition STAG: The Illicit Origins of Pornographic Film at the Museum of Sex.