Kat Black

Kat Black

    Gallery

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    Paintings

    Murals

    Photo Collages

    Cyanotype Prints

    Vuelve A La Vida! (Back to Life!) Installation

    Artist's Biography

    Kat Black is a freelance painter who specializes in murals and photo-realistic gouache paintings, and experiments with various other mediums. She divides her time between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Oaxaca, Mexico, drawing deep inspiration from each of these places.

    She has spent the majority of her adult life in Oaxaca and considers it her second home. Her years spent immersed in Oaxacan culture are expressed in her designs, integrating aspects of the city’s vibrant colors, architecture, horticulture, and indigenous handicrafts. She has designed and painted murals all over Oaxaca in hotels, hostels, cafés, bakeries, and private homes.

    Kat is currently happy to be based in Philadelphia, the mural capital of the world. Here she has had the opportunity to work on large scale projects with teams of profoundly talented artists, where she has fine-tuned her technical painting, color mixing, and mural installation skills.

    She is inspired by various forms of art including independent film and literature, as well as the beauty found in nature, and celebrations and rituals. When she’s not painting, Kat enjoys visiting museums, creative writing, and traveling all over the world.

    Selected Exhibitions

    Solo
    2019
    Vuelve a la Vida II, La Otra Restaurant and Gallery, Oaxaca, Mexico

    2017
    Vuelve a la Vida II, La Popular Restaurant and Gallery, Oaxaca, Mexico

    2015
    Mundos Alternos, Comala Restaurant, Oaxaca, Mexico

    2014
    Mundos Alternos, Cafe Jaguar Yúu, Oaxaca, Mexico

    Group
    2017
    Artistas en Oaxaca, Hotel Amantes, Oaxaca, Mexico

    2009
    Senior Textile Design Exhibition, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA

    Publications

    2020
    Distillery Dogs Art Book, Oaxaca, Mexico

    Public Projects

    2019
    Mexican Peso Origami, Mural, Casa Angel Hostel, Oaxaca, Mexico

    Jaguar in the House, Mural, Casa Angel Hostel, Oaxaca, Mexico

    Without Borders, Mural, Central Xochimilco Hotel, Oaxaca, Mexico

    2018
    Flores de Chepiche, Mural, Chepiche Café, Oaxaca, Mexico

    2015
    Burro on a Bike, Decorative Paintings and Sign, Burro Bikes, Oaxaca, Mexico

    2014
    Día de los Muertos, Mural, Casa Angel Hostel, Oaxaca, Mexico

    Cajeta y Chocolate, Mural, Cereza Verde Bakery, Oaxaca, Mexico

    Cereza Verde, Painted Sign, Cereza Verde Bakery, Oaxaca, Mexico

    Oaxaca Skyline, Mural, Casa Angel Hostel, Oaxaca, Mexico

    Circles, Mural, Cafe Kandinsky, Oaxaca, Mexico

    Libros Para Pueblos, Painted Sign, Oaxaca Lending Library, Oaxaca, Mexico

    2013
    Energy for All, Acrylic Painting, Tonámix Solar Energy, Oaxaca, Mexico

    Antigua Map, Mural, Hostel Sergio, Antigua, Guatemala

    Mitla Patterns, Mural, Casa Angel Hostel, Oaxaca, Mexico

    2012
    Oaxaca City Map, Mural, Casa Angel Hostel, Oaxaca, Mexico

    2011
    “Coffee” in Various Languages, Mural, Jaguar Yúu Cafe, Oaxaca, Mexico

    2009
    Nights at OM, Menu Cover, OM Bar and Restaurant, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

    Trilingual Dangerous Currents, Painted Sign, Poc-na Hostel, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

    Private Commissions

    2020
    Passyunk Square, Gouache Painting, Philadelphia, PA

    2018
    Dia de los Muertos, Group Face Painting, La Betulia Hotel, Oaxaca, Mexico

    2015
    Nursery Animals, Mural, Private Home, Oaxaca, Mexico

    2014
    Oaxacan Women, Acrylic Paintings, Oaxaca, Mexico

    Siempre Volvemos, Mural, Private Home, Oaxaca, Mexico

    Awards

    2005
    Society of Creative Arts of Newtown Collegiate Scholarship, Newtown, CT

    Women’s Club Collegiate Scholarship, Newtown, CT

    Teaching Experience

    2019 - Present
    Mural Arts, Philadelphia, PA
    Community Mural Painting Workshops

    Professional Experience,
    2021
    Assistant Mural Painter, Lead Artist Maria Roman, Philadelphia PA

    2019 - Present
    Assistant Mural Painter, Lead Artist James Burns, Philadelphia PA

    2018
    Assistant Mural Painter, Lead Artist Swoon, Philadelphia PA

    2013
    Assistant Mural Painter, Lead Artist David Guinn, Philadelphia PA

    Education

    2019
    Mural Arts, Philadelphia, PA
    Mural Training Program

    2018
    Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
    Cyanotype

    2016
    FABA Face and Body Painting Class, San Francisco, CA

    2009
    Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA
    Bachelor of Science, Textile Design

    2007
    American University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Italian Art and History