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 that paying purposeful attention to the environment around us is critical for connecting with ourselves, each other, and nature. 

~ List of available works provided upon request. 

Member of the Hinterland Artist Cooperative

katiemwestmoreland at gmail dot com
instagram @lightshapeshadowform

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


Simmons University, Master of Social Work


University of Texas, BFA Studio Art
Columbia University, Advanced Summer Painting Intensive
Residencies, Fellowships, and Awards
Sky Island, Self-Imposed Collaborative Residency with Liz Porter, Alpine, TX
Art OMI Teaching Artists Retreat, Ghent, NY
Imagine Arts Visiting Artist Fellowship, University of Rio Grande and Portsmouth High School, OH
Gateway to the Wilderness Residency, Otto's Abode, Wanakena, NY
Can Serrat Artist Residency, El Bruc, Barcelona, Spain
College of Fine Arts Professional Development Travel Grant
Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society
The Astin Charitable Trusts Yearly Stipend
Brazos Bluebonnet Quilt Guild Scholarship
Brazos Valley Art League Scholarship 

Public Art


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

Solo and Two Artist Exhibitions

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


Reading the Rocks, with Elizabeth Porter, The Front Page, Austin, TX
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
Visiting Landscapes, Otto's Abode, Wanakena, NY
Katie Westmoreland, Flood Gallery, The University of Texas at Austin
Katie Westmoreland, Art 979, Bryan, TX

Group Exhibitions

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


Forest Floor Boudoir, Hinterland Coop, Kingston Design Showhouse, Kingston, NY

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


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

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
Art Gym, 840 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY
Landscape Real and Imagined, Site: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
Earth Day, 313 Butler Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Image as Object, Sotheby's Institute of Art, New York, NY
Formerly Past Tense, Hello Studio, San Antonio, TX
Gowanus Open Studios Exhibition, 313 Butler Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Small Works, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Rover 2017, Starr Space Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Flower Show, Splendora Gardens, Cleveland, TX
Spectacular Skies, Annmarie Sculpture Garden, Dowell, MD
Material as Medium, The Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA
Senior Exhibition, The Visual Arts Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Books Beyond Borders, East Side Studio Tour, Austin, TX
Untitled, Black Lagoon Gallery, Austin, TX
Painting Intensive Exhibition, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, NY
Supper Club, Revolving Door Gallery, Austin, TX
The Austin Series Part Two, Gallery Black Lagoon, Austin, TX
June Showcase, Palm Door Gallery, Austin, TX
The State of Art - Installation & Site Specific #2
, Bare Hill Publishing
Trek, Kind Aesthetic Quarterly, Spring