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"Paint is obsessing me. Its color, its texture, the way it slides across and adheres to a surface. Most alluring though, is what it conceals and reveals. I build up a painting in layers, creating a history. Between the layers I erase and abstract until a dialogue of emotion emerges. I find the process of adding and subtracting similar to managing information, and the delicate balance between disorder and structure that I test akin to the act of juggling life. My paintings are an expression of how I perceive and synthesize the most intimate spaces in the world around me." 

Katherine is an MFA candidate at Elam School of Fine Art at Auckland Univeristy. She graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design in Michigan USA in 2014 with a a BFA in Painting (Honors) and minor in Interior Design. She is the receipient of the Grand Valley State University Purchase Award at the 2014 Regional Art Exhibition and the 2014 KCAD Studio Excellence Award for Painting. Her work has been exhibited in juried, group and solo shows across Michigan and New Zealand.

Born in New Zealand, Katherine recently returned to Auckland after of period of 14 years living abroad. Her work explores themes of sense of place and belonging.