Artist StatementMy work involves collecting, assembling, layering and morphing and is often created out of, or inspired by, common objects. In combining encaustic with the processes of collage and assemblage, I use the interface between images, and objects, to reflect on the known and the unknown. I use that which is familiar, in order to heighten the viewer’s awareness of the wonder and subtle beauty in the details of daily life.
Faculty member at the Corcoran College of Art and Design for 21 years, Katie Dell Kaufman now maintains a studio at the Gateway Art Center in Brentwood MD, lectures, and holds art workshops and classes in the greater Washington, DC area. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally and has been represented by the Fraser Gallery in WDC and Bethesda, MD, and the Arteco Gallery in Cumberland, MD. She currently exhibits her work at Zenith Gallery in WDC. Kaufman has received three Montgomery County Arts and Humanities Individual Artist Awards for her work in assemblage and encaustic. A Takoma Park resident, she holds an MA from UM, College Park, MD, and a BA from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.