Katherine Evans

Katherine Evans

Westport, CT, United States

About Katherine Evans

Kat Evans’ vibrant, large-scale paintings are a celebration of the expressive possibilities of color. 
Inspired by Josef Albers and the Color Field Movement, Kat (Katherine) Evans creates vibrant paintings with luminous hues and raucous color. Using bold brush strokes and often collage effects, she masterfully explores
the interplay of color and texture to evoke an emotional response in each composition. Evans’ bold and compelling Color Field paintings have clearly struck a chord among collectors and galleries. Her artwork has been shown in numerous juried solo and group exhibitions; and Evans’ paintings can be found in collections throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe.


Education

University of Bridgeport, Connecticut: Bachelor's Degree, Graphic Design, Summa Cum Laude
Post graduate courses: The School of Visual Arts, NYC, New York; Parson's School of Design, NYC, New York; Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut; Art Students League of New York, NYC, NY; Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, Connecticut; Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Connecticut

Events

Mattatuck Museum, MIXMASTER, Juried Exhibition, Waterbury, CT, 2021. The judge is Leslie Garrett, Director at Nohra Haime Gallery in NYC.
Exhibition: Sunday, January 17, 2021 to Sunday, February 21, 2021. Post University Downtown, 140 Bank St, Waterbury, CT 06702
Solo Exhibition, Gallery Pearl, Westport, Connecticut, September 9—November 30, 2020
Good Vibrations, Solo Show, One River Gallery, Westport, CT, February 1 through March 9 2020, Opening Reception February 6, from 5:30—7:30
5 Fabulous Abstract Women at Rene Soto Gallery, 1 Wall St., Norwalk, Connecticut, Nov. 16—Dec. 26, 2019
Opening Reception Saturday, November 16th, 6-9pm
Kat Evans was selected to create a site specific painting for the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse 2019 by Christopher Peacock who's company and brand is recognized as the ultimate in luxury cabinetry design. His elegant kitchen in the 2019 Showhouse features Evans' 60 x 30 inch painting The Royal Muse. The rich vibrant hues of violet and magenta, have highlights of green and orange.
Kips Bay Decorator Show House, New York City, NY, 2019 opens May 2 and closes May 30.

THREE will be on display in the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Ottmar Gallery from June 14th to July 13th, 2018. Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA

Nor'Easter: The 48th Annual Juried Exhibition,
New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street, New Britain, CT
June 23, 2018–July 15, 2018
Opening Reception: Sunday, June 24, 1—2:30 p.m.

The Westport Artists' Collective Art Studio Tour, Saturday, May 5, from 11—5. Preview Party at Design Within Reach, Westport, Connecticut from 6—8pm. collectivestudiotours@gmail.com

Southport Galleries, Abstract Women, Oct 20—Nov. 18. Opening Reception October 20, 2017, 5-8pm.
330 Pequot Ave, Southport, Connecticut

Handwright Gallery
Abstraction, The Illusion of Interpretation
May 4—27, 2017
93 Main Street, New Canaan, Connecticut
Opening Reception Thursday, May 4th, 5—8pm

Mattatuck Museum
Mixmaster, Juried Members Exhibition
January 29, 2017 – March 19, 2017
144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702

"A Life In Color", Kenneth Chapman Gallery, IONA College, New Rochelle, New York, February 26 through March 30, 2017. Opening Reception March 2, 2017

Phoenix Gallery, 548 West 28th St., New York, NY October 5—29, 2016
Artist Reception Thursday, October 6, 6 — 8pm

Spectrum Miami, November 30—December 4, 2016

Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT August 25—27, 2016 Pop-Up Show.

Sandra Morgan—SM Home Gallery, Greenwich, Connecticut "Color Field Artists 2016", May 19—June 25, 2016. Artist's talk 6:30 Thursday, June 9, 2016

SHIM Awards Exhibition Group Show, ArtHelix Gallery, Brooklyn NY, 2015 Opening reception: December 11, 2015 from 6-9pm. Show runs through December 20, 2015

Color Awakenings, Solo Show, Cooper & Smith Gallery, Essex, Connecticut, October 10 through November 1, 2015

Cooper & Smith Gallery Opening June 26, 2015, 5:30—8:30 p.m., 10 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426

Exhibitions

Exhibitions, Awards and Affiliations—
Mattatuck Museum, MIXMASTER, Juried Exhibition, Waterbury, CT, 2021
Solo Exhibition, Gallery Pearl, Westport, CT, 2020
Good Vibrations, Solo Show, One River Gallery, Westport, CT 2020
5 Fabulous Abstract Women, Rene Soto Gallery, Norwalk, CT 2019
39th Annual Faber Birren National Juried Color Award Show, Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT, 2019
Kips Bay Show House, New York City, NY, 2019
THREE – A National Juried Exhibition, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA, 2018
Nor'Easter: The 48th Annual Juried Exhibition,
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
Abstract Women, Southport Galleries, Southport, Connecticut, 2017
Mattatuck Museum, "Mixmaster", Juried Members Exhibition, Waterbury, CT, 2017
Spectrum Miami 2016, Miami, FL, 2016
Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY, 2016
SHIM Awards Exhibition Group Show, ArtHelix Gallery, Brooklyn NY, 2015
Oomph, Greenwich, CT, 2020—2021
Sandra Morgan Interiors & Art Privé, Greenwich, CT, 2015—2021
Color Awakenings, Solo Show, Cooper & Smith Gallery, Essex, Connecticut, 2015
NewYorkArt.com artist
Greenwich Art Society Flinn Show
“Emergence: Insight Out”, juror: Christie Mitchell, Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, 2015
Cooper & Smith Gallery, Essex, Connecticut, 2015, 2016
"On & Off the Wall", Art/Place Gallery group show, Fairfield, Connecticut, 2015
Exhibition, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, juror: Anne Strauss, a former curator of modern and contemporary art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, Honorable Mention, Ridgefield, Connecticut, 2014
Westport Arts Center SOLOS exhibition, juror: Wadsworth Atheneum Curator, Patricia Hickson, Westport, Connecticut, 2014
Greenwich Art Society 97th Annual Exhibition, juror: MOMA Curator, Greenwich, Connecticut, 2014
Rowayton Arts Center, juried exhibition, Rowayton, Connecticut, 2014
CCNS juried exhibition, Rowayton, Connecticut, 2010, 20111, 2012, 2013, 2014
Juried Member Show, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, Connecticut, 2013, 2014
Art in the Windows, juried exhibition, New Canaan, Connecticut, 2013, 2014
Art About Town juried exhibition, Westport, Connecticut, 2013, 2014
33rd Annual Faber Birren National Color Show, juried exhibition, Stamford, Connecticut, 2013
Hiden Galleries, solo show, Stamford, Connecticut, 2013
Spectrum 2013, juried exhibition, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, Connecticut, 2013
Exhibition, Living Room Gallery, Westport, Connecticut, 2012
Southport Pequot Library juried exhibition, Southport, Connecticut, 2012, 2013
Montage, ongoing exhibition, Westport, Connecticut
Journeys juried exhibition, Bruce S. Kershner Gallery, Fairfield, Connecticut, 2012
Group exhibition, Atelier Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina, 2012, 2013
Group exhibition, The Art Studio, Westport, Connecticut, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
Art by Local juried exhibition, Westport, Connecticut, 2010
Fairfield Arts Council juried selection, The Banner Project, Fairfield, Connecticut, 2009
Members Show, Westport Arts Center, Westport, Connecticut, 2008
WAC SOLOS exhibition, Westport, Connecticut, 2004
Westport Arts Center The Winner Circle Award, juror: Whitney Museum Director, Adam D. Weinberg, 2004
Print magazine’s national competition Awards for design excellence
Print’s Regional Design Annual
Print’s Best Logos & Symbols 4
Business/Professional Advertising Association award
Museum Publications Design award