PLUG PROJECTS is a curatorial collaboration by five Kansas City artists who share the mission of bringing fresh perspectives and conversation to the local art community. Our goal is to energize artists and the public at large by exhibiting challenging new work, initiating critical dialogue, and expanding connections of artists in Kansas City as part of a wider, national network of artists.
Support for this Project is provided by the Rocket Grants program, administered by the Charlotte Street Foundation and the University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art. Funding was provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support is provided by the ArtsKC Fund. Plug Projects is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas.
Amy Kligman is a painter and observer of the ordinary/extraordinary. She has shown her work nationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Kligman is featured in the most recent issue of New American Paintings (Issue #101). Amy's professional history and work experience is an eclectic mix of fine art and commercial art background, including years of experience of independent curating, graphic design, creative direction, innovation management, event planning, and creative recruiting. She has curated exhibitions for 1300 Gallery in Cleveland, OH, Pr1mary Space Gallery in Detroit, MI, the Charlotte Street Organization in Kansas City, and is so very happy in her current collaboration with Plug Projects. Amy's paintings and CV can be found at http://www.amykligman.com
Cory Imig is an interdisciplinary artist currently working in Kansas City, Missouri. She received her BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2008 where she studied fibers and sculpture. After graduation Cory attended residencies at Virginia Commonwealth University and The Vermont Studio Center. She has participated in numerous shows in the Kansas City area most notably a two-person show, Pitty Pattern, at the Kansas City Public Library with artist Garry Noland in 2010. www.coryimig.com
Misha Kligman received an MFA in Painting and Drawing from University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS) in 2009 and BA in Art from Cleveland State University (Cleveland, OH) in 2000. www.mishakligman.com
Caleb Taylor earned his MFA in painting from Montana State University-Bozeman (2008) and is a 2010 Charlotte Street Foundation Fellow. He is the recipient of the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant, and an ArtsKC Inspiration Grant supported his 2009 residency at Vermont Studio Center. His painting and drawings have been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows at venues including the Dolphin Gallery, CUE Art Foundation (NY), and dm Contemporary (NY). Recently Taylor curated the exhibition “A Glimpse Inward” at La Esquina in Kansas City. www.calebtaylorart.com
Caitlin Horsmon is an award winning artist making films, videos and interactive works. Her films have screened around the world in diverse venues – from the Iowa City micro cinema to the Centre Pompidou. Her film Themes & Variations for the Naked Eye was selected as one of the 50 best avant-garde films & videos of the 2000’s by Nicole Brenez. The Collectif Jeune Cinéma in Paris distributes her work. Caitlin is Associate Professor of Film & Media Arts at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and is a member of the Women & Gender Studies faculty. She continues to work on short experimental films, expand her interests in using documentary as a way to encourage and support progressive political change and write about contemporary experimental filmmaking. www.caitlinhorsmon.com