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Katherine Thomas

Katherine Thomas

Liberty Township, United States

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Artist’s Statement
My work conveys an illusion of realism manifested through fantasy. To produce this fusion of genres, I create a balance between perceived extremes: I portray straight lines and angles alongside fluid curves and bends. I blend the old with the new. I transpose manmade objects into organic environments. Beyond the visual contrasts, there are strong currents of philosophical and emotional contrasts in my work; the counterbalance of sorrow with joy, pain with comfort, regret with hope, and longing with contentment. The ballet reference in several of my pieces is one of my most powerful juxtapositions. It symbolizes rigid discipline and restraint yielding to a graceful, flowing expression of emotion. Perhaps delving deeper into the psyche, there is also a melding of the conscious with the subconscious. It may seem as though the balances I portray are complete polar opposites… a collision of two extremes occupying the same space… but I find that is not the case at all. They are each necessary for the other’s existence.
BIOGRAPHY
Katherine Thomas’s art-making energies are devoted to imaginative realism in colored pencil, graphite, and pen.
Katherine’s work has been accepted into regional, national, and international juried shows. Most recently, her piece “Souvenirs” was accepted into the 2014 International Exhibition of the Colored Pencil Society of America. Another piece, “Adagio” was accepted into the 2013 International Exhibition of the Colored Pencil Society of America. In September of 2013, she received an Honorable Mention for the piece, “Souvenirs”, in the CPSA Chapter Exhibition. Katherine writes a weekly blog, which has been featured in Colored Pencil Magazine. Her work also hangs in private collections throughout the United States and Great Britain.
She is a member of the Pencil Art Society, the Northern Ohio Illustrators Society, the Cincinnati Art Club, the Colored Pencil Society of America, and the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America. She recently attained Signature Status with the Cincinnati Art Club.
Katherine earned a BA from Bowling Green University, and a Masters degree from Wright State University. She is currently the chairperson in charge of exhibitions for Chapter 119 of the Colored Pencil Society of America.
Katherine Thomas’s studio is in Liberty Township, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati, where she offers drawing lessons, and displays her work at the Pendleton Art Center.

EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS

September 10 – 25, 2014
Viewpoint 46 – Juried Exhibition
Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, Ohio

August 23 – Sept 21, 2014
Pencil Art Society International – Juried Exhibition
Repentigny Art Centre, Quebec, Canada

June 19 – July 31, 2014
Cincinnati Scenes – Juried Exhibition
Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati

June 13 – Aug. 25, 2014
International Exhibition Colored Pencil Society – Juried Exhibition
Daytona Beach, Florida

May 11, 2014
Annual Duveneck Memorial Art Show – Artist accepted by invitation only George Rogers Clark Park, Covington, Kentucky

May 2 – 5, 2014 Evendale Fine Art Exhibit -Juried Exhibition
Evendale Cultural Society

March 13- April 27, 2014
Juried Exhibition – Womens Works 2014, Northwest Arts Council, Woodstock, Illinois

November 23, 2013 – Jan. 3, 2014 “All Things Unexplained” – Juried Exhibition
Kennedy Heights Art Center

October 2013 Attained Signature Status with the Cincinnati Art Club

Sept. 6 – 28, 2013 Honorable Mention Award in CPSA Chapter 119 Colored Pencil Exhibition Mariemont, Ohio

July 30 – Sept. 9, 2013
International Exhibition Colored Pencil Society – Juried Exhibition
Brea, California

May 3 – 6, 2013 Evendale Fine Art Exhibit -Juried Exhibition
Evendale Cultural Society

December 7 – 28, 2012 CPSA Chapter 119 Colored Pencil Exhibition
Mariemont, Ohio

Oct. 5 – Nov. 2, 2012 Midwest Color 2012, Juried Exhibition, Schaumburg Center For the Arts Chicago

May 4 – 7, 2012 Evendale Fine Art Exhibit -Juried Exhibition
Evendale Cultural Society

April 2 – 30, 2012 “What Those Who Teach Can Do” Exhibition
Art Institute of Ohio – Cincinnati Gallery of Art

March 2012 Commissioned to create portrait of Heritage Elementary School

Sept. 2011 Greater Cincinnati Colored Pencil Society – Annual Exhibition

April 2011 Womens Art Club of Cincinnati – Juried Exhibition

Sept. 2010 Greater Cincinnati Colored Pencil Society – Annual Exhibition

GALLERIES
Artwork currently displayed for public sale at Studio 112, Pendleton Art Center
Cincinnati.
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
2014 Mayor’s Gallery, City Hall, Cincinnati

http://www.katherinethomasart.com
http://katherinejft.blogspot.com















  • Joined: April 2010