photo credit Wolfgang Wesener
Classically trained in art and architecture, Kate Shepherd's images are spatially complex and inhabit an implied space. Shepherd’s paintings, prints and silkscreens are in collections of major museums including LACMA, MFA Houston and Boston, The Phillips Collection, The Menil Collection, and Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
This series of works for Exhibition A was started during Hurricane Sandy when the artist had no electricity and was unable to get to her studio. They are based on the geometric “tram” structures used to analyze old master paintings—a discipline she learned in Paris while studying color and composition. Here she tilts a subdivided plane putting geometry in motion and then further suggests depth with watercolor. Shepherd has a great commitment to printmaking and has made editions with Pace Prints, Lower East Side Printshop, Dieu Donné and for The Chinati Foundation, and Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. She has also self-published four editions of monotypes. She is represented by Galerie Lelong & Co, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, Hiram Butler Gallery, and Krakow Witkin Gallery.