Kate Shepherd

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Kate Shepherd was born in New York City in 1961. She graduated from Oberlin College in 1982, intermittently studied color and composition at Atelier Lucio Loubet, in Paris and attending The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies. In 1992 she received her M.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts after attending Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She has received several awards and residencies, including a Lannan residency in 1999, and multiple residencies at Chinati Foundation and MacDowell Colony.

Shepherd works in a range of disciplines including drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking. In her work, she explores the elegance of form in myriad structures reducing them to their most elementary outlines. Her approach articulates relationships that create tension between figure and ground, line and color.

She has had numerous one person and group shows. She also created a panel painting for Lannan Foundation Writers’ Residence in Marfa, TX. Ms. Shepherd participated in a long residency in Santa Fe. During her seven-week tenure, she completed a series of drawings and paintings inspired by boxes that transport long-stem roses. The works were installed in the foundation’s gallery and presented to the public. Ms. Shepherd also gave a lecture on the development of her work at SITE Santa Fe. The exhibition was also presented in Los Angeles, at Otis Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, in Winter 2000.


Artworks



Sole Line On Top Thing Standing Box Browns Kate Shepherd

Sole Line on Top, Thing Standing Box, Browns

Current Lannan Art Collection

Trinity Long Flower Box 1999 Kate Shepherd

Trinity: Long Flower Box, 1999

Size: 14 1/2 x 20 inches
Medium: Set of three etchings with hard ground and soft ground printed on Somerset velvet paper

Current Lannan Art Collection

Sole Line On Top Thin Standing Box Browns Kate Shepherd

Sole Line on Top, Thin Standing Box, Browns

Size: 35 x 19 x 1 inches
Medium: Oil on panels

Current Lannan Art Collection

Trinity Box With Dot 1999 Kate Shepherd

Trinity: Box with Dot, 1999

Size: 14 1/2 x 20 inches
Medium: Set of three etchings with hard ground and soft ground printed on Somerset velvet paper

Current Lannan Art Collection

Trinity Tall Box Leaning 1999 Kate Shepherd

Trinity: Tall Box Leaning, 1999

Size: 20 x 14 1/2 inches
Medium: Set of three etchings with hard ground and soft ground printed on Somerset velvet paper

Current Lannan Art Collection

Kate Shepherd Whites Standing Open Box Blue Line Vert

Whites, Standing Open Box, Blue Line 1999, Diptych

Size: 44 3/4 x 36 1/2 inches overall, each
Medium: Oil on wood panel

Current Lannan Art Collection

Two Reds Standing Flower Box 1999 Kate Shepherd

Two Reds, Standing Flower Box, Slight Bend Forward, Line Overlap, 1999

Size: 14 X 19 inches
Medium: Oil on wood panel

Current Lannan Art Collection

Open Lying Box Same Deep Purple Kate Shepherd

Open Lying Box, Same Deep Purple, 1999

Size: 18 x 15 inches
Medium: Graphite transfer on screen print

Current Lannan Art Collection

Pale Over Rich Orange Arched 1999 Kate Shepherd

Pale Over Rich Orange, Arched Transparent Standing Box, 1999

Size: 18 x 15 inches
Medium: Graphite transfer on screen print

Current Lannan Art Collection

Grey And Blue Fence Skewed On Two Yellows Kate Shepherd

Grey and Blue Fence Skewed on Two Yellows, 1998

Size: 35 1/2 x 27 1/2 each
Medium: Oil on two wood panels

Current Lannan Art Collection


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