Profile: Autumn Knight (1980)

Autumn Knight is an interdisciplinary artist working with performance, installation, and text from Houston, Texas who lives and works in New York City.

Artistic practice

Knight is recognized for her performance pieces, which are influenced by her background training in therapy. Often, the works play off the social dynamics of her audiences, amplifying the race, gender, and power relationships in the room. Her work has been described as having an “absurd and comedic effect.”

In Sanity TV at Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Time-Based Art Festival (TBA) in 2018, Knight performed the role of an “absurd host of a talk show,” directing audience members to participate through prompts and interviews.

Knight was one of the artists who contributed to Solange’s 33-minute music video to her album When I Get Home (2019).

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