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Katherine McDowell Patterson

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Studio Location
Porcupine, pencil, 18" x 24", 2009
Coiled Snake, pencil, 18" x 24", 2009
Small Snake Nest, pencil, 18" x 24", 2009
Hunting Owl, pencil, 30" x 40", 2009
Two Birds Flying, pencil, 18" x 24", 2009
Katherine McDowell
Artist's Statement
My drawings show animals doing various activities, typically watching, hunting, sleeping or nesting. These are the most fundamental of behaviors for any animal and represent the basic elements of species survival. The stark blackness of graphite on white paper, which is often left partially blank, isolates the subjects and makes them seem alone, even when in a pair. Detailed pencilling lends delicacy to the drawings, and the texture of fur, scales, and feathers makes the creatures tangible. My renderings illustrate a harsh but elegant existence in the animal kingdom.


1995    BFA, The Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY

Two-Person Exhibitions
2008    Conceits of Idle Hours, Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga, New York

Group Exhibitions
2010    Black and White Ball, Metaphor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2009    Suspension of Disbelief, Salena Gallery, LIU, Brooklyn, NY
2008    Animal Magnetism, OCCCA, Santa Ana, CA
Animals in Your Kingdom, Micro Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2007    Small Works Show, Brooklyn Artist's Gym, Brooklyn, NY
2006    Mad Cow, NurtureArt Gallery, Brooklyn, NY