Glenn Kaino is a Los Angeles based Conceptual artist whose creates across a range of media, from public sculpture to drawing, painting, video and performance. His work, which is included in major museum collections such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Hammer Museum, has been featured in the 2004 Whitney Biennial (Desktop Operations, a monumentally-scaled sandcastle inspired by desktop Zen garden kits) and the 2013 Cairo Biennale (In Every Grain, a sculptural environment for the US Pavilion).
His performance work The Burning Boards (2007) was originally performed at the Whitney Altria in 2007 and involved a chess game between 32 artists, writers, curators and chess masters with wax pieces that melted during the game, testing traditional logic and rules. Kaino also spent a decade immersed in the field of magic and produced the magic show “In & Of Itself” at the Daryl Roth Theater in New York City. It became one of highest-grossing shows in the theater’s history.
Kaino also created the artist-run gallery, Deep River, in LA in 1997 and was a founding board member of the independent, non-profit LA art space, LAXART.