Artist Statement

My point of view is expressive, instinctive and abstract. When approaching a painting my intention is to capture the atmosphere or energy: a glimpse of or the essence of a person, place or thing. I am inspired by many of the Abstract Expressionist traditions: thick textures, a deeply worked ground, freely mixed abstract and representational forms, an approach that is painterly, gestural and intuitive. I admire and try to emulate these practices in the context of my own work.

I have a lot of ideas, I think and paint quickly so I always work on more than one painting at a time. This process prevents me from over working any one painting. Because of the fast drying time I have found that acrylic paints work best for me. Color is also an inspiration for me. I tend to play with layering colors, from translucent to opaque. I am interested in how they react to and affect one other. Texture is another important element in my work. I sometimes use mixed media elements like glass, dried flowers, paper, plastic, fabric and found objects in my paintings. When I do, my intention is to incorporate them in a natural way, almost as if they grew there. The goal is to create a surface rich with color and texture, reminiscent of a topical map or an old building, worn and full of character with cracks revealing the bits of paint underneath. 

Katie Collins

 

Artist Resume


Solo Exhibitions

2014 · Bru Coffee House · Los Angeles, CA
2009 · Dragonfly Neo-V · Columbus, Ohio
2008 · Shively Studios · Columbus, Ohio
2006 · Fifth Avenue Galleries · Grandview, Ohio
2005 · Gallery 3131 · Columbus, Ohio
2002 · Elements (Undergraduate Thesis Show) · Ohio University Art Gallery · Athens, Ohio

Group Exhibitions

2014 · Gallery 832 · Los Angeles Arts Association’s Annual Art Auction · Los Angeles, California
2013 · Out There · Gallery 832 · Los Angeles, California
2009 · Ohio Art League Spring Juried Exhibition · Riffe Gallery · Columbus, Ohio
2004 · Gallery 3131 · Columbus, Ohio
2003 · The Union · Athens, Ohio
2001 · Casa Nueva · Athens, Ohio
2001 · Lamborn's Studio · Athens, Ohio

Professional Affiliations

2013 - 2015 · Member · Los Angeles Arts Association
2007 - 2009 · Member · Ohio Art League

Education

2002 · BFA with departmental honors in Painting · Ohio University · Athens, Ohio
2001 · Ohio University Art History Study Abroad Program · London, England

Professional Experience

2016 -  2017 ·  Volunteer Curatorial Assistant / Docent · Monterey Museum of Art
2006 - 2008 · Gallery Assistant · Lindsay Gallery ·  Columbus, Ohio
2004 - 2005 · Artist Assistant · Dorothy Gill Barnes · Columbus, Ohio
2003 - 2005 · Artist Assistant · Mary Jo Bole · Columbus, Ohio
2000 - 2002 · Gallery Assistant · Ohio University Art Gallery · Athens, Ohio.
2001 - 2002 · Curatorial Assistant · Ohio University Alumni Exhibit · Athens, Ohio
2000 - 2001 · Gallery Assistant / Docent · Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center · Athens, Ohio

Contact

Email: katie@katiecollinsart.com

Los Angeles, California