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Kai Holyoke (she/they)

Working in Gainesville, FL

CV

Education

2023        MFA  Studio Art, University of South Florida

2019        BA  Art History, University of South Florida

2017        AA  Studio Art, Hillsborough Community College

Curated Work Experience 

2022-2023        Instructor of Record, University of South Florida 

2020-2023        Lead Fellow & Organizing Chair, GAU, The United Faculty of Florida

2022-2022        Visitor Services, INK Art Fair, Art Basel Miami 

2020-2022        Teaching Assistant, University of South Florida 

2019-2020        Founder & Creative Director, Swamp Sister (an all-inclusive arts collaborative) 

2019-2020        Freelance Writer & Photographer, Creative Loafing 

2018-2019        Intern, Museology & Archival Studies, The Dali Museum 

2018-2019        Art Director/Founder, The Red Light (Experimental Art Venue)

2018-2019        Intern, The Centre Gallery

2016-2016        Intern, Events Coordinator, Creative Loafing 

2013-2014        Assistant Stage Manager, Arts in Motion

2012-2014        Stagehand, Wesley Chapel Centre for the Arts 

Grants Awarded 

2022        Mernet Larson & Robert Palmer Research Grant

2022        Steve & Enee Abelman Scholarship 

2021        Mernet Larson & Robert Palmer Research Grant

 

Residencies

2021        Flockhouse, Tampa, FL

Exhibitions

2023        Someday You'll Have To Say It Out Loud, USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL

2023        Body // Erotic, The Hive, St. Petersburg, FL

2023        Poor Peoples Art, USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL

2022        Tiny Things, The Hive, St. Petersburg, FL

2022        The Worked Shoot, Department of Contemporary Art, Tampa, FL

2022        Gay Show, Centre Gallery, Tampa, FL

2022        45th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery, Tampa, FL

                 ~ awarded scholarship prize 

2021        Goodbye Before We Go, Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery, Tampa, FL 

2021        Venus- Women's Exhibition, St. Petersburg, FL 

2020        Harvey Milk Festival, Sarasota, FL

2019        Galentines Day, Shangri-La Gardens, St. Petersburg, FL

2018        Annual Film Festival, Centre Gallery, Tampa, FL

2016        5X5, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL

2016        42nd Annual Juried Showcase, Gallery 221, Ybor City, FL

2015        5X5, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL

Curation

2020        Battleground Benefit, The Venus, St. Petersburg, FL

2020        Bahamas Relief Benefit, Black Crow Grand Central, St. Petersburg, FL

2018        The Last Show, The Red Light, Tampa FL

2018        Questions of a Pose, The Red Light, Tampa FL

2018        Self Portraits of the New Age, The Red Light, Tampa FL

2018        [Pt. 2], The SheWolf, Gainesville, FL

2018        The Birthday Show, The Red Light, Tampa, FL

2018        The Queer Punk Show, The Red Light, Tampa, FL

2017        [Pt.1], The SheWolf, Gainesville, FL

2017        Light Yr Nippies, The Bathhouse, Tampa, FL

Publications

2023        The Ideal Performer and Authenticity, Analog Revolution ^

2020        Tampa Bay Artists and Activists are Helping Protesters, Tampa Bay Times ^

2020        Tampa Bay’s Swamp Sister talk DIY Culture and Music, Creative Loafing ^

2019        As She Speaks, She Will Be Heard, Creative Loafing #

2019        The Slayground turns into a Musical Playground, Crows Nest ^

2019        On Work by Ashely Ortiz-Diaz and Janelle Young, Creative Loafing #

2019        Arroz con Frijoles at the Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery, Creative Loafing #

2019        Clearwater Hip Hop Duo Flirts with Fun on the new EP, Creative Loafing ^^

2019        Lucky You Fest brings Punk to St. Petersburg, Creative Loafing ^^

2018        Abortion Debate [hosted by two men] Sparks Controversy, Crows Nest ^

              ^ featured in the article

                      # wrote the article

                     ^^ published photograph

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