Katie's art practice utilizes relief and silkscreen printmaking, integrated with a background of textile sculpture, performance, and multimedia installation, often including ideas surrounding symbolism, idealism, feminism, and social justice.
Confirming the creative and accessible power of printmaking, Katie's education practice addresses the aesthetic, conceptual, and technical processes of art making.
Katie has worked with a variety of age groups and skill levels creating art, with a special emphasis on teen aged students. The final works are engaging, colorful, and playful, pushing the students' creative processes and teaching them the technical skills to help them disseminate their ideas.
Katie writes: "As a youth growing up in Pittsbrugh, IW as part of many art programs. I went to art camp at PCA, participated in programs through the Andy Warhol Museum, attended Pennsylvania Governors School, and had the privilege to be taught by many local artists in a variety of other programs. The impact that this had on me cannot be understated."
"One of the most inspiring aspects was being able to work with artists who were dedicated to their practice outside education. This not only offered me creative inspiration and training, but gave me positive role models to look up to, people who were making it work as professional artists. They showed me it is possible to follow my dreams of pursing my art as my primary career."
"This is why I want to be a Resident Artist, to be able to give the experiences I had as a youth to the next generation."