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Katherine Cox

Katherine Cox

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Kat Cox, originally from southern California, earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Ceramics in 2015 from California State University Long Beach. In 2016 she began her Master of Fine Arts at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated in May of 2019. Throughout graduate school, Cox was able to exhibit her work as well as gain university teaching and technical experience. This experience will allow her to continue to make work as well as teach university level courses. She wants to continue creating her own work along with sharing her knowledge with others.

Artist Statement

I create objects to incite wonder through their exuberance, inviting one to explore the beauty found in the strange and offering the viewer a way to interact with the discomfort of the unknown. My sculptures are an assembly of engaging surfaces and forms revealing varying textures and vibrant colors referencing natural and fabricated worlds. Each sculpture is entangled within its own environment or narrative and each is adorned for its own role, finding a balance between discord and harmony, captivation and repulsion.

Integrating the traditional craft materials of clay and fiber begins to recontextualize their implications. My use of traditional needle felting, handweaving, appliques, and sprigging originates from my desire to celebrate these techniques. My sculptures are evidence of the vast possibilities of these materials, which have always held a considerable value to me. In contrast, I am influenced by the unconventional forms and irreverence of the California Clay Movement. Additionally, I am captivated by the peculiarity of imagery in paintings such as Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights. This peculiarity pulls one in and has become an element I strive to communicate within my own work.  I use the dualities of these influences simultaneously to build upon traditional elements and to break conventional thought. By creating relationships between various elements, I explore my fascination of material qualities and processes. The resulting works are compositions of material, color and form which become entwined in process, thought, tactility and emotion.


Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Allison Arkush
Katie Bosley
Neil Celani
Katherine Cox
Dehmie Dehmlow
PJ Hargraves
Kristyn Robe
Juston Rominger
Taylor Sijan
Olivia Tani
Iren Tete
Mallory Celani
Amythest Warrington
12/6/19 to 12/27/19
Multiple Mediums

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