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Fever Dream

Fever Dream, 84"x72", acrylic on canvas, 2017

Double Dutch

Double Dutch, 70"x96", acrylic on canvas, 2018

Temper Tantrum

Temper Tantrum, 120"x96", acrylic on canvas, 2018

Shake the Life Out of It

Shake the Life Out of It, 62"x70", oil on canvas, 2017

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About Katie

Baltimore City

Katie Pumphrey is an artist living and working in Baltimore, MD. Through large-scale painting and installation, Katie Pumphrey’s work explores the tension between calm and chaos. Crisp edges and quiet shapes are at a constant teeter totter with playful movement and vibrating color. With turbulent brushstrokes and the suggestion of imagery, her work examines themes of reflex, territory, and instinct... more

Five More Minutes: Part II

Five More Minutes, explores the anxiety, excitement, panic, and even monotony that comes from just five more minutes. Calm shifts to chaos and seconds fly by. Time drags on and you push further into the unknown. Five more minutes. Stay here for just five more minutes. You have five more minutes. You still have five more minutes. Wait, just five more minutes. In five more minutes. Please, just five more minutes. Only five more minutes. Five more minutes.

Five More Minutes was a two-part exhibition, hosted in conjunction with Susan Calloway Fine Arts in Washington, DC and the Athenaeum in Alexandria, VA. Part I was on view at Susan Calloway Fine Arts, June 2 - July 21, 2018. Part II was on view at the Athenaeum, June 7 - July 22, 2018.

Five More Minutes: Part I

Five More Minutes, explores the anxiety, excitement, panic, and even monotony that comes from just five more minutes. Calm shifts to chaos and seconds fly by. Time drags on and you push further into the unknown. Five more minutes. Stay here for just five more minutes. You have five more minutes. You still have five more minutes. Wait, just five more minutes. In five more minutes. Please, just five more minutes. Only five more minutes. Five more minutes.

Five More Minutes was a two-part exhibition, hosted in conjunction with Susan Calloway Fine Arts in Washington, DC and the Athenaeum in Alexandria, VA. Part I was on view at Susan Calloway Fine Arts, June 2 - July 21, 2018. Part II was on view at the Athenaeum, June 7 - July 22, 2018.

Punch-drunk

This series of collages explores the playful tension betweeen movement, color, and form. Hard edges stop momentum, colors vibrate, and shapes dance. Up is down and down is up, and without context, the ground spins. Punch-drunk.

Rearranging Rooms

Rearranging Rooms explores the repeated process of settling into a space or moment, making it your own, and finding comfort — only to have the situation change. You lose control, the lights go out, a wave comes — the moment forces the meter to reset, and yet again, you have to start from the beginning. You find yourself in a dark room or an overwhelming space, and you scramble to find your footing and move forward. These moments shift over and over again. You rearrange the room, ease the tension, and harness the chaos.

Rearranging Rooms was on view at Project 1628 in Baltimore, MD. Nov 12, 2017 - Jan 4, 2018.

Katie's Curated Collection

This artist has not yet created a curated collection.