2012 | NYC | Artist
Born in the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky to a Scotch-Irish-Cherokee family, Theo Edmonds, 42, started life as a champion clog dancer and went on to earn a law degree and a Master’s of Healthcare Administration from Tulane University in New Orleans. His twenties and early thirties were spent like some sort of character from a southern gothic version of “Bright Lights, Big City” if it had been written by Tennessee Williams. In 2004, the real “Theo” began to emerge again and step onto the road which he now finds himself.
His work explores outsider positioning within the dominant cultural narratives and politics of representation. With a passion for continual exploration of cross-media practices, alternative contexts of production, and new models for exhibition, his work deploys traditional as well as emerging conceptual/inter-disciplinary visual arts practices, film and experimental theatre genres with a special focus on poetry/music collaborations. He will complete his MFA at the University of Kentucky School of Art in 2013.
Theo's 3 month residency is made possible with the support of the University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts.