Katie received her MFA from The University of North Carolina, 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 wires, flight patterns, and domestic scenes, she studies her world to weave visual information into something new, drawing on memory and observation. Her imagery flows in and out of abstraction to representation, with no barrier between the two.
Working primarily with paper & paint, there is 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 topographical maps from the 1970's.