Katie received her MFA from The University of North Carolina in Greensboro, in 2006, and taught drawing and 2-Dimensional design at High Point University after graduate school. Currently, she is teaching at Columbus College of Art & Design. Her work shows regionally and nationally.
Katie uses a wide variety of sources to get her imagery. From maps, telephone lines, origami, and house plants, She studies what is around her and visually weaves this information into something new, also drawing on memory and intuition about a space. Some of Katie's compositions are busy, chaotic areas that feel jumbled and stacked, other times there are areas of order, openness, and harmony. Her imagery also flows in and out of abstraction and representation, with no barrier between the two.
Working with primarily paper & paint, there is a tension between the layered, textured surfaces and the painterly spaces in the work.Likewise with color, she uses loud pops of color and quiet neutral colors to balance out her compositions. Her current color palette comes from children's books and old quilts from women in her family.
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