Kristin McIver’s multi-disciplinary conceptual practice includes sculpture, painting, sound and installation. Utilising devices such as language, light, mixed media and new media, the works explore themes of identity and celebrity within the context of participatory and consumer culture.
Her recent works examine personal identity and its relationship to social media, and how the participants of digital consumer culture become both the subject and object of the production cycle. McIver’s work proposes that ideologies served to consumers through traditional and social media, empowered by advancing technologies, and driven by market forces, become referents for new models of self-representation.
Kristin completed a Master of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) in 2014, at University of Melbourne (Victorian College of the Arts), with a thesis You and Me: Models of Self-Representation in Participatory Culture.
Recent acquisitions include National Gallery of Victoria (2013), Latrobe University Museum of Art (2014). Her work was awarded the Melbourne Sculpture Prize in 2012. Other exhibitions and achievements include Melbourne Now (National Gallery of Victoria 2013), Status Quo (James Makin Gallery 2013), Data Portraits (Royale Projects: Contemporary Art, CA 2013), ME/ME (Chasm Gallery, NY 2014), Vancouver Biennale Residency Program (2015), Art OMI Residency, NY (2013), Incinerator Art Award (finalist 2014), Keith & Elizabeth Murdoch Fellowship (finalist 2011/13).
McIver is represented by Liverpool Street Gallery (NSW, Australia) and Royale Projects Contemporary Art (USA). Her work is held in public and private collections in Australia, Asia, Europe, UK and North America.