Kym Longhi, Visual Artist, Dancer & Actor
As a multidisciplinary artist, Kym is fascinated by the connection between art and the body.
work ranges from performing physical theater to creating sculpture from beads - and she
has performed and exhibited nationally and internationally.
artistic vision through 25 years of creating and performing work in the theater, and since 1998, extended her
sensibilities to creating visual works of art.
performing experience encompasses classical speaking theater, experimental theater, mime and dance.
Currently Kym is working with Off Leash Area on their new work, Ivan the Drunk and his Terrible Tale of Woe.
Kym has served as affiliate faculty for the University of Minnesota's theatre program since 2001, where she teaches a physical approach to acting.
In visual arts, her
design commissions for the theater include costumes for "Papier-mâché Cabaret" and puppets, masks and a full size theater curtain made of sleepwear for MBTC's Sleepwalkers.
beadwork has been exhibited in regional, national and international exhibits including "Alchemy o Amulets o Altars" at the Phipps and "The Audacious Bead" at the Bead Museum
in Washington D.C.
received "best in show" in "The Beaded Figure IV" which opened at the Museum of Art and Design
in New York in April 2005 and toured nationally until 2006.
was exhibited as a finalist in Beaded Dreams 2006, and in 2007 her
beadwork toured Japan and was exhibited in the Hakone's prestigious open-air museum.