Katherine Nelson

BIOGRAPHY

“I create charcoal drawings of a perpetually changing grain landscape. Drawing the Palouse is a quest to express the obvious and implied human connections within a unique place formed by nature and agriculture. After thousands of field observations, I have developed an admiration for farmers and agrarian fortitude. I see my work aligned with the work I observe, and think that sowing seeds of grain to nurture our bodies is analogous to developing artistic imagery for visual nourishment.”

About the Artist

Katherine Nelson is an artist, educator, and juror based in the D.C./Baltimore region. She was born in The Hague, Holland in 1964 and lived in both Europe and the Middle East. Katherine received a BS in Art Education from Skidmore College, NY in 1985 and a Master of Arts in Drawing from SUNY Albany in 1990. She holds a Permanent Teacher’s Certification in Art Education from NY State and has taught drawing for over 20 years.

Katherine Nelson is an artist, educator, and juror based in the D.C./Baltimore region. She was born in The Hague, Holland in 1964 and lived in both Europe and the Middle East. Katherine received a BS in Art Education from Skidmore College, NY in 1985 and a Master of Arts in Drawing from SUNY Albany in 1990. Nelson’s velvety, linear, and textural charcoal drawings explore meaningful connections deep within the current Grain Revival and depict the Palouse’s agricultural slopes, saddles, and swales as hallowed space through views of heritage farm architecture. She has exhibited in numerous solo, juried, and invitational exhibits in the USA and Europe including The US Embassy “HUB” in Brussels, Belgium, The Palais de Tokyo Museum, Paris, France, The National Cathedral in Washington, DC, The Albany Institute of History and Art,The Schenectady Museum, The Foundry Art Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,The Tang, Art St.LOUIS XXIX, The Mohawk Hudson Regional, ABC’s “Extreme Home Makeover”, as well TV ads, CD, journal, and magazine covers. Katherine began exhibiting in 2003 with The Art Spirit Gallery before relocating multiple times to take assignments in Europe, The Midwest, and the East Coast with her family of four. She holds a Permanent Teacher’s Certification in Art Education from NY State and has taught drawing for over 20 years.

Katherine began exhibiting in 2003 with The Art Spirit Gallery before relocating multiple times to take assignments in Europe, The Midwest, and the East Coast with her family of four.

The Art Spirit Gallery has been proud to represent Katherine Nelson since 2003.