Kathy Bussert-Webb 3DbyKathy.com
Interdisciplinary art, installations, performance art, socially engaged art
Food sits at the centerpiece of my multimedia practice, which explores my childhood abuse, health, and overconsumption. My refugee mother experienced food insecurity, which she projected by having us eat until we were stuffed. Growing up with a polyglot Hungarian mother informs my hybrid art practices, e.g., creating assemblage, translanguaging Hungarian and English, and including my poetry. I invite participants to use their senses when interacting with my work, e.g., smelling bacon, pressing buttons, opening doors, and turning pages of a children's book the size of a twin mattress. I use a range of materials for installations, performance art, and socially engaged art, depending on the meaning I wish to convey. For instance, I used resin in three installations to signify a toxic childhood experience.
BIOGRAPHY & CV
Dr. Kathy, a multimedia artist, received her Ph.D. in Language Education from Indiana University, Bloomington. She is Professor Emeritus in UTRGV’s Bilingual and Literacy Studies Department, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, and is studying three-dimensional (3D) studio art in UTRGV’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA). Kathy was a 2021 fellow at the Chautauqua School of Visual Arts, Chautauqua, NY. She has exhibited in several national/international juried and non-juried shows.