Full Artist's statement
Katie Pumphrey is an artist living and working in Baltimore, MD. Through large-scale paintings and installation, Pumphrey’s work explores the tension between calm and chaos. With turbulent brushstrokes and the suggestion of imagery or reference of space, her work examines the repeated process of settling into a place or moment, making it your own, and finding comfort — only to have the situation change.
Katie has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has participated in artist residencies at the Studios of Key West, Vermont Studio Center, and the Creative Alliance in Baltimore. Katie is also a long distance, open water swimmer — who swam the English Channel in 2015. This aspect of her life often influences and drives her work.