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Kathryn Kerr

Visiting Instructor


Kathryn Kerr is a New York-based artist, born in Los Angeles and raised in New Jersey. She received her M.F.A. from Yale in 2018 and her B.F.A. from the Cooper Union in 2007. Her paintings are made like a memoir–a notebook of events, dreams, maps, circumstances, recollections, and meetings. With precise scrutiny of the observed and inner world, the work uses the specifics of connections, such as a remembered encounter or a hand’s delicate touch to a vault of perceived space, to grapple with a burning present. This results in a body of work that desires to magnify the smallness within and to clarify the muddiness of being alive. Kathryn’s work has been shown at White Columns, Karma, LaMama, Rear Storefront, Radical Abacus, The Range, Franklin Street Works, Magenta Plains, Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer in Vienna, And Now, and Essex Flowers, among others.

Yale MFA 2018 /
Cooper Union BFA 2007