Art Space

Currently on display at the Guerrieri Student Union Art Space "In Significance" by Katherine Gauntt

Katherine Gauntt headshotKate Gauntt was born on Kodiak Island, an island off the coast of Alaska. She moved to Maryland at a young age and grew up in the rural area of Kent Island. Surrounded by a family of artists and creatives, Kate was interested in art, specifically painting, drawing and printmaking, from the time she was little. Upon being featured in her first art show in high school, she suddenly began to see being an artist as something attainable. Painting was a spark of passion in her life that, with the unconditional love and support of those around her, was fanned into a flame. Growing up surrounded by people who were passionate about art, music, travel and invention gave Kate the tools she needed to draw inspiration from anywhere and everywhere, internally and externally. Currently, Kate is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in painting and a minor in psychology. Her dream is to keep creating art throughout her life and hopefully to create art that means something to someone.

Katherine Gauntt - "In Significance"

Katherine Gauntt painting - "Ataxia" Ataxia
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
20” x 24”

Katherine Gauntt painting - "Impecunious" Impecunious
Oil, Acrylic and Gold Leaf on Canvas
40” x 30”

Katherine Gauntt painting - "You Worry Me" You Worry Me
Acrylic on Canvas
36” x 24”

Katherine Gauntt painting - "The Sum" The Sum
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
28” x 22”

Katherine Gauntt painting - "Pulpous" Pulpous
Oil on Canvas
16” x 20”

Katherine Gauntt painting - "Bloom Where You Are Planted" Bloom Where You Are Planted
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
24” x 18”

At this point in time, my body of work is a neo-expressionistic attempt at hybrid abstraction that meditates on the idea of impermanence. I am inspired by memories, time, the human body, music and personal experiences. I hope to evoke specific emotions through the carefully planned imagery in my work, both representational and non-representational. One of the main goals of my work is to create a sense of recognition in the viewer that relates to the shared human experience. Through flowing organic shapes, detailed technical forms and realistic representational forms, I hope to achieve this evocation of both memory and emotion. I am influenced by artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Heather Day, Wassily Kandinsky, Mark Rothko and Gerhard Richter.

Admission is free and the public is invited.

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