Bio and Statement

Katie Strader graduated with a BFA from Weber State University and is currently pursuing her MFA at the School Of Art Institute Of Chicago.

Artist’s Statement For Summer of 2019
Katie is exploring multiple forms of boundaries and expectations. Each painting begins as a written response to a real life moment where expectations couldn’t be met. This text becomes the bones of her living landscapes (a traditionally accepted genre of painting for women). And while the doubling of edges functions both as a visual device and an arbitrarily enforced limitation upon her, Katie holds no reverence for the traditional performance of a landscape. She alters the way we think of landscapes by tearing and manipulating the horizons and planes we expect to see.