Lot 405 - Katie Commodore - How Did You Spend Your Covid Stimulus Check?
Watercolour, Gouache, Acrylic and 22ct Gold Leaf on Paper
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Katie’s parents could have told you when she was a toddler that she would grow up to be an artist, despite years of her insisting that she was going to be an astronaut and them sending her to Space Camp twice. Never giving up her dreams of painting Martian landscapes and testing low gravity pastels, she went to art school, which surprisingly lacked the rigorous science background NASA required. Katie attended the Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore, graduating with a BFA in Illustration. After time spent abroad, in locales including Florence, Paris, Prague, Greece, plus a short stint in Las Vegas that is better left unspoken about, Katie returned to school, attending the Rhode Island School of Design, and earning her MFA in Printmaking. After 14 years in Brooklyn, she returned to Providence to reside and is now Adjunct Faculty at her alma mater and Clark University.
As any artist would appreciate, making art is seldom a full-time profession one gets paid well for. Katie’s professional career includes working as a Studio Manager and Artist/Personal Assistant for Maya Lin, the designer of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC. She has also worked at several museums, including the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Connecticut, was a Majordomo for a Boutique PR Firm in NYC, and as the Administrative Director of Crux LCA, a cooperative of Black XR Creatives and Producers that focuses on Black storytelling and creating a foothold in the burgeoning vocabulary of new media of VR and creating Black wealth.
She is currently represented by Untitled Space in Tribeca, NYC.
MFA in Printmaking, Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, Rhode Island
Collegiate Teaching Certificate, The Sheridan Center at Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
BFA in Illustration, Maryland Institute, College of Art
Between Friends and Lovers, Untitled Space, New York, New York
Strawberries and Cream, Baby Grand, New York. New York
Dirty Little Shadows, SHAG, Brooklyn, New York
Katie Commodore: Scrimshaws, Baby Grand, New York, New York
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