Kathy Loev Putnam


Contact Information

klputnam@me.com

http://www.kathyloevputnam.com

Philadelphia, PA

Mixed Media Paintings

Artist's Biography

Kathy is a visual artist who works in a variety of media, including painting, printmaking and collage. Following a career in an unrelated field, Kathy earned her MFA at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) in 2018, after completing PAFA's Post-Baccalaureate Program in 2016. She has exhibited in group shows in New York and at PAFA, where she was the recipient of the 2018 Juried Fellowship Prize. She was also the recipient of a number of Graduate Grant Awards, Alumni Association Scholarships and Merit Awards.

Artist's Statement

I am interested in painting subjects that reference human experiences without presenting fully resolved narratives. My most recent work is inspired by memories of my children at play. These particular paintings engender spaces through the imaginative interpretations of children old enough to interact with the world, yet young enough to see it as a safe place, created for their exploration. I am interested in the tensions between children contentedly lost in their invented realities, and the vulnerability of their actual circumstances.

I fragment my forms to create friction between the interior lives of my subjects and their corporeal realities. Textiles, as well as paint and printmaking, allow me to manipulate surfaces in unexpected ways. Established visual hierarchies activate a chain of events, interrupted by breaks in logical forms, collisions between interiors and exteriors, and competing perspectives. Each painting is a constant negotiation between the materials and the psyche of my subject.

Selected Exhibitions

Group

2018
MAP, 1969 Gallery, New York, NY
In Flux, InLiquid Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
117th Annual Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2017
Under Pressure, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2016
Gallery 8, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Post Baccalaureate Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Awards

2018
Fellowship Juried Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Graduate Grant Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Alumni Association Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
MFA Merit Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2017
Graduate Grant Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Alumni Association Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
MFA Merit Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2016
Graduate Grant Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Alumni Association Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
MFA Merit Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Post Baccalaureate Merit Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2015
Post Baccalaureate Merit Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Education

2018 - Master of Fine Arts, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2016 - Post Baccalaureate, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1986 - B. A. English Literature, The George Washington University, Washington D.C.