Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow


20 Jay Street, 317 & 318

Photograph of a woman with mixed pattern fabrics on her dress and three people behind holding the dress trail.
Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Picnic Parade (2017). Mixed media with durational performance. Dimensions vary. Photo by M. Charlene Stevens.

Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow is an interdisciplinary artist who often stages live and lens-based performances. She constructs narratives with wearable sculptures, drawings, and prints that aim to highlight the lost traditions and stories of her own heritage(s), cultural ideologies and the effects of migration, globalization, and climate change. Using urban and natural landscapes some of which are culturally significant she places the audience as the role of witness to her reclaim. Lyn-Kee-Chow lives in Queens, NY and is currently working on her ongoing series, “Junkanooacome”, based on the 18th-century Jamaican folk masquerade called jonkonnu.

Video: In her interview with Triangle Arts intern Chelsea Arenas, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow discusses themes surrounding her work, performance shaping her practice, research on the street parade Jonkonnu, and upcoming projects. For more information, please click here

In the performance JunkanooHakkaMama, created by Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, the artist and five other performers engage in a ritualistic representation of the five senses. The performance was presented at Smack Mellon in conjunction with Lyn-Kee-Chow's group exhibition, Land Akin. Drawing from her Jamaican background, and from her Afro-Caribbean and Chinese heritage, Lyn-Kee-Chow embodies the character of a healer who uses herbal remedies and other curative elements, attempting to overcome the trauma of colonial exploitation in order to reconnect the body with nature. For more information, please click here

About Triangle

Triangle is a visual arts residency in New York founded in 1982, providing a life-changing working environment for committed artists through studio-based opportunities to experiment and create new work; shared community with other artists that lasts a lifetime; introduction of curators and other experts to the work at crucial times; cultivation of new and diverse audiences with public programs, such as open studios; and meaningful exposure to and interaction with the surrounding Brooklyn community and the wider world.