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ARTIST STATEMENT

My paintings represent the influence behind our experiences with the natural world. Each piece begins with the desire to escape and explore the complexity of an untouched surface. As the composition emerges, moments of energy are found, periods of reflection are required, and elements of surprise are developed. 

 

The fluidity of paint and water provide never-ending opportunities of exploration. “Mistakes” evolve into new possibilities and give depth to the pieces. Raw canvas can be manipulated to achieve areas of control or allow for fields of washes to bleed organically. Marks made with chalk pastel create slow and rapid pathways. 

 

I live surrounded by the ocean and deep forests, and spend most days reminded of our connection to this planet through the wonderment of fog, tides, and the wind. Painting is the only form of communication I have found that mirrors these natural occurrences. I strive to reproduce these elements in hope others will experience their own connection or moment of escape.

KATE ALYSE CLARK

katealyseclark@gmail.com

BIOGRAPHY

b. Minocqua, WI

Lives and Works on Orcas Island in Washington State

EDUCATION

2012 BFA Painting and Drawing | Minor in Art History & Psychology | University of Wisconsin - MLK

EXHIBITIONS

2019 Orcas Island Winery | RETOLD two-person exhibition | Eastsound, WA 

2019 TAiR Residency | solo show | Tartu, Estonia 

2019 Couch | featured artist | Seattle, WA

2018 Material Wit | featured artist | Eastsound, WA 

2018 APSE Adorn | Art Walk | Bellingham, WA

2016 Resident Artist | Printshop Northwest | group exhibition | Eastsound, WA

2012 Spring BFA Exhibition | Arts Center Gallery at UWM | Milwaukee, WI

2011 38th Annual Juried Show Art Exhibit | UWM Union Art Gallery | Milwaukee, WI

2011 Walker’s Point Center for the Arts | Member Opening | Milwaukee, WI

RESIDENCIES

2019 Residency of TAiR | Tartu, Estonia 

OTHER ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES

2018 Orcas Island Farmers Market | vendor | Eastsound, WA

2018 Renegade Craft | vendor | Seattle, WA

2019 Renegade Craft | vendor | Los Angeles, CA

2019 Renegade Craft | vendor | San Francisco, CA