Kate Shepherd was born in New York City in 1961. She graduated from Oberlin College in 1989, after intermittent studies at Atelier Lucio Loubet, in Paris. In 1992 she received her M.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts.
She has received several awards and residencies, including a Lannan residency in 1999, and multiple residencies at Chinati Foundation and MacDowell Colony.
Ms. Shepherd works in a range of disciplines including drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking. In her work, Ms. Shepherd explores the elegance of form in common, everyday structures such as cartons, tents, windows and trays reduced to their most elementary outlines. Minimal in her approach, her work 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 which 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.
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