Glenn Kaino

Glenn KainoArtist’s Statement

My work has been a journey, exploring and deconstructing mechanisms of power, representations and control while creating objects and interventions as part of a process of analysis, interpretation and interrogation.

In 2009 I embarked upon the journey of understanding and learning magic. My new work is a secret.

My life and practice is a network. I am but one part of a vital community of creators that contribute to a dialogic exchange that crosses culture, agenda and mission. My work engages people on several different scales, from intimate, personal exchanges, to mass-media broadcasts. I attempt to create experience for people around me, both in the creation and the consumption of my project.


Select Solo Exhibitions

Safe | Vanish, LAXART, Los Angeles

Honor Among Thieves, with Creative Time as part of Performa 2009, Slipper Room, New York

Transformer: The Work of Glenn Kaino, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

International Artist-In-Residence New Works: 07.1, ArtPace, San Antonio

Select Group Exhibitions

Mapping Identity, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, Pa.

We Are Time: Seven Installations, Impakt Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands

Southern Exposure; Works from the Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

Select Community-Based Artwork

Arch, public sculpture, Cultural District, Pittsburgh, Commission of the Heinz Endowment and the Andy Warhol Museum

Fellowships and Awards

Contemporary Collectors: Orange County Fellowship


1996, M.F.A.
University of California, San Diego

1993, B.A.
University of California, Irvine