Calli Moore

Calli Moore is an artist and curator based in Brooklyn, NY.  Born and raised in Iowa, Moore received her BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Iowa in 2014 and earned her MFA at American University, Washington, D.C.  in 2016.  

As an artist, Moore’s work deals with the physicality of paint as both a material and form, creating dense sculptural paintings that expand beyond the boundaries of the panel.  Moore’s abstract works incorporate a variety of materials (crystals, fabrics, acrylic paint, and foam), which extend her painting vocabulary through experimentation with non-traditional mark-making tools.  Moore has shown work across the United States and has held residencies at GlogauAIR in Berlin (2015) and the Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, NY (2016).  This past year, Moore exhibited work in several group shows including “Got It For Cheap” (The Hole, NY), “Soft Reboot” (PROTO Gallery, NJ), “3D IRL” (Galerie Manque, NY), “Four Steps To Self Help” (Small Editions, NY), and “No Vacancy II” (Squat Gallery, NY).

Moore is also the founder and director of See You Next Thursday (SYNT), an ongoing, weekly Instagram-based art auction featuring the works of emerging artists based in New York.  SYNT is a platform that provides the opportunity for artists to share and sell their work with a growing community of artists, collectors, and Instagram followers. SYNT directly supports independent artists who are in the process of building and establishing their career. The project encapsulates Moore’s passion for connecting and cultivating a community of artists.  This December 2017, Moore is curating an SYNT group show “Friends You May Know” at Ortega Y Gasset Projects in Brooklyn, NY.