Sidney Pink is an intermedia artist focused on drawings as experimental scores, notation, maps, graphs, and documentation. He often works collaboratively with dancers, musicians, and sound artists to create installations, performances, and interactive events.
Pink lived in Japan between 2004-2008 where his experiences with Butoh dance, Japanese aesthetics, and experimental calligraphy led to his interest in the intersections between visual and performative art practices. After moving back to Baltimore, MD he Co-founded AKIMBO, a festival of site-specific dance and movement art that ran from 2012-2016.
Pink has directed numerous events addressing drawing-as-performance, dance scores, and somatic practices in visual art. Following in the long traditions of William Anastasi, Trisha Brown, John Cage, and Agnes Martin his research is focused on how the practice of drawing continues to be a tool for performative events, but also how embodiment has always been central to drawing itself.
Pink's work has been presented by the Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore Independent Dance Artists, Draw to Perform in the U.K., and The Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture. Pink has exhibited his work in New York, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Amsterdam, Tokyo, and Berlin. Pink works and teaches at Towson University and the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.