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Katrina Dienno

Katrina Dienno

Profile Location
Cincinnati , OH


Katrina Dienno was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1983. She received her BFA in printmaking at Miami University and her MFA at the University of Cincinnati. She has been included in several exhibitions around the Cincinnati tri-state and was most recently selected twice as a participating artist in BIG INK, which is a travelling printmaking workshop that specializes in printing large-scale woodcuts.

Artist Statement

Stories are powerful, especially the message they communicate to us. As a child, I grew up reading fairytales, myths, and comic books. Looking back, these stories made me think about how women are represented and viewed in our culture today and the often-unrealistic physical expectations we are held to. From the traditional fairytales we learn as children to the latest big budget blockbuster, we typically see women brutally punished for being outcasts, monsters, and villains. We learn that beauty is morally good, ugliness is a sign of wickedness, and the only form of acceptable sexual empowerment is that which does not challenge male privileges or power. With my body of work, I call into question these problematic perspectives by taking these troubling, monstrous stories about historical and mythological women and recontextualizing them with contemporary elements and 

from alternative viewpoints. I want her, the monster and the outcast, to become the hero of their own story.  In a broader sense my work sits at the confluence of consumer culture, folktales, and feminist theory. Printmaking is my primary medium because of its versatility and long history of use in story telling and narrative-based work. Because you make multiple editions of the same image, printmaking is unique in its ability to mass produce works and spread ideas or messages across a wide audience, often even further than the artist would have thought possible. As a medium, printmaking can also be scaled up or down depending on the techniques and methods utilized and there is also a very close connection with comics and the ability to tell a story.





Print / Paper

Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Una Scott
Kestutis Vasiliunas
Wesley Kramer
Nicholas Wilson
Wuon Gean Ho
Nikki Barber
Ximena Medina Sancho
Kristin Boyer
Kim Fink
Madilyn Anderson
Brady Nichols
Mara Cozzolino
Ben Bohnsack
Marga Galins
Tenjin Ikeda
Merlyn Chesterman
Nathaniel Ruleaux
Christopher Thomas
Normandie Syken
Michael DalCerro
Rich Fowler
Art Hazelwood
Savannah Crawford
Nina Jordan
Shealagh Pope
Colin Denney
Johanna Mueller
Susan Marie Brundage
Josh Winkler
Tanushree Vachharajani
Katrina Dienno
Tom Virgin
Kelly Hanning
Carol Acquilano
Cynthia Back
Holly Berry
Claire Bowman
Donna Brown
Art Brown
Christa Carleton
Gino Castellanos
Bernhard Cociancig
Ben Darling
Danielle Dewees
Gil Dickinson
James Ehlers
Ian Huebert
David Johnson
Brian Kreydatus
Jim Monson
Alexandra Motiu
Claudio Orso
Andy Owen
Agata Perzynska
Endi Poskovic
Alyssa Ringler
Catherine Rozmarynowycz
Aric Russom
Adrian Tio
Donald VanAuken
6/3/22 to 8/26/22
Print / Paper

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