As a public artist in San Francisco, Katy worked with the Department of Public Works, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and was mentored by the team at the Exploratorium’s Studio for Public Spaces. She was formally trained in printmaking and drawing at Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Art and Design.
This body of work began in 2020–with all it entailed—and a year after becoming a mother.
Each piece begins by drawing an underlying graph-inspired structure. Similar to jazz, that form then guides the improvisation ~ a layering on of edges, color, texture & depth. As each straight edge is laid down, curved subtleties & textures emerge. The result evokes the spectrum of limits & spontaneity, stability & mobility, and the varied speeds & interplay of hierarchy & networks.
Katy is also informed by 25+ years of practice and teaching of yoga.