Artist Statement

I am interested in the way pictures form over time, how shadows change shape as leaves blow in the wind, and how we account for the experiential phenomena of such events. I create to feel the rotation of the Earth. I gather source material through chance encounters with forms of dynamic light filtration and extended studies of specific places, particularly within urban green spaces. Through a synesthetic lens, I draw upon a foundation in ballet and studies of alternative photography, the Support/Surface movement, plein air painting, and textile craft to create artworks. I explore intimacy with imagery and place by manipulating the tension between the inside and outside, and blurring the line between two and three dimensionality. The fabric is both a surface and a veil; both sides are painted. As material distillations of location, time, and perception, the artworks serve as poetic reminders purposefully placing attention is critical for connecting with ourselves, each other, and the world around us. 


~ Katie Westmoreland


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Available Works


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~ A selection of textile paintings, embroidery paintings, works on paper, and scarves is available at Bes in Millerton, NY. 


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Artwork Photography


Unless otherwise noted, all artwork documentation on the site is by Katie Westmoreland. 


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Biography


Born in Bryan, TX
Lives and works in New York, NY


Member of the Hinterland Artist Cooperative and Studio Hinterland NY (coming soon, summer 2024!)


Education

2023

Simmons University, Master of Social Work

2012       

University of Texas, BFA Studio Art
Columbia University, Advanced Summer Painting Intensive
 
Selected Residencies, Fellowships, and Awards

2018       

Imagine Arts Visiting Artist Fellowship, University of Rio Grande and Portsmouth High School, OH
2017       
Gateway to the Wilderness Residency, Otto's Abode, Wanakena, NY

2015

Can Serrat Artist Residency, El Bruc, Barcelona, Spain


Public Art


2019       

Dappled Light, Shifting Shadows, Community Commission Mural, NYC Department of Transportation, Bronx, NY
2018        
Frosted Flora, Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth, OH
Oak Echo, Red Hook Interim Flood Projection Mural Project, NYC Mayor's Office, Brooklyn, NY
2017       
Sift/Reflect
, permanent installation, Gowanus Dredgers Club, Brooklyn, NY
Forest to Beach, BLVD Mural Project, In Good Company Hospitality Group, Rockaway Beach, Queens, NY

Selected Solo and Two Artist Exhibitions

2022

Rhythm of Light, with Nyamka Ayinde, Hinterland, Shokan, NY

2019        

Reading the Rocks, with Elizabeth Porter, The Front Page, Austin, TX
2018        
Light is Shape, Shadow is Form, Esther Allen Greer Museum, University of Rio Grande, OH 
All I Can Remember is the Smell of This and the Hollow Sound of the Humidity, Wave Hill Sunroom Project Space, Bronx, NY 
Many Layered Moments, with Michelle Zassenhaus, Gowanus Dredgers Club, Brooklyn, NY
2017        
Visiting Landscapes, Otto's Abode, Wanakena, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023

Nature's Alchemy, The Schuykill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA

2022

Art in the Open Philadelphia, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA

2020       

Art Off-Screen, international exhibition curated by Eileen Jyng Lynch
2019        

Artist Co-op Exhibition, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Queens, NY

Two Silences Leaning Together, In/Passing, New York, NY
Flash in the Pan, LoBo Gallery, Long Island City, NY
Under the Magnifying Glass, Gallery Cubed, Brooklyn, NY
Twist and Twine, Paradice Palase, Long Island City, NY
In the Spirit, 68 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY
2017        
Image as Object, Sotheby's Institute of Art, New York, NY
Formerly Past Tense, Hello Studio, San Antonio, TX
Rover 2017, Starr Space Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Flower Show, Splendora Gardens, Cleveland, TX
Spectacular Skies, Annmarie Sculpture Garden, Dowell, MD