Katya Grokhovsky was born in Ukraine, raised in Australia and is based in NYC. She is an artist, independent curator, educator and a Founding Artistic Director of The Immigrant Artist Biennial (TIAB) and Feminist Urgent (FU). Grokhovsky holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a BFA from Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University, Australia and a BA (Honors) in Fashion from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.
Grokhovsky has received support through numerous residencies and fellowships including Wythe Hotel Residency, NYC, Art and Law Fellowship, NYC, The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) Studios Program Residency, NYC, BRICworkspace Residency, NYC, Ox-BOW School of Art Residency, MI, Wassaic Artist Residency, NY, Atlantic Center for the Arts, FL, Studios at MASS MoCA, MA, SOHO20 Gallery Residency, NYC, BRIC Media Arts Fellowship, NYC, VOX Populi AUX Curatorial Fellowship, PA, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, WY, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, NE, Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, NY, NARS (New York Residency and Studio Foundation), NYC, Santa Fe Art Institute Residency, NM, Chanorth Residency, NY, Watermill Center International Summer Residency, NY and more. She has been awarded the Brooklyn Arts Council Grant, NYC, NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship, NYC, ArtSlant 2017 Prize, NYC, Asylum Arts Grant, NYC, Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, NYC, Australia Council for the Arts ArtStart Grant, NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists, NYC, Chashama space to create grant, NYC, Freedman Traveling Scholarship for Emerging Artists, Australia and others. Grokhovsky serves as a Mentor in SVA MFA Art Practice and NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program and in 2018 was the Curator of Art in Odd Places Public Art Festival and accompanying Exhibition at Westbeth Gallery, NYC. Her work has been reviewed and written about in The New York Times, Hyperallergic, LA Weekly, Huffington Post, Observer, Artnet, AUTRE, The Morning Call, Art Spiel, Contemporary Art Review, LA, FRONTRUNNER Magazine, ArtBorne Magazine, Expose Magazine, ArtSlant, Bad at Sports, BUST Magazine, Arte Fuse, L Magazine, Art F City, Gothamist, Bedford + Bowery,and others. Grokhovsky’s work has been exhibited extensively.