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Katie Davis

Painter and Installation Artist
Home County: Franklin
Dublin Ohio 43017 United States
Home Ohio United States


Katie lives in Dublin, OH with her partner and three sons. Katie taught Visual Literacy as an adjunct at Columbus College of Art & Design and later worked as an interior designer for IKEA, Columbus. Currently, she is the Individual Artist Coordinator at The Ohio Arts Council. Katie received her MFA in painting and drawing from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC, and also has her BA in Art Education from Anderson University. She is currently a member of the Art File Gallery with The Painting Center in Chelsea, New York, and was a part of a special exhibit at SOFA Chicago, 2020.


Katie is a mixed media painter/installation artist whose work blends together her experience with interior design, the choas of being a mother, and her love of drawing, abstraction, and found materials. Katie uses formal visual language of form, color, and movement that has become uniquely her own and is in direct relationship with drawing. Shortly after earning her MFA  from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Katie became a working mother and suddenly had no studio and little time to make work. Out of necessity, she began working with non-toxic materials at her kitchen table at night. With little time to fuss and overthink her compositions, her studio practice became an outpouring of creative energy, innovation, and sanctuary. Ten years later, she still uses materials that are readily available in her home, such as house paint, cardboard, cut paper, fabric, yarn, and colored pencil. With an interest in sustainability, contemporary interior design, map making, and a constant questioning of boundary lines, Katie visually weaves together “paintings” that seem to hover on the line of installation and mural.


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