Katy Collier, Visiting Artist

Katy G Collier graduated from Whittier College in 2006 with a BA in Studio Art and received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009. Before Guilford, she taught at Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis, MN. She has also taught at Spudnik Press, SAIC, and Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency. Katy has shown her work at Hyde Park Art Center, Women’s Studio Workshop, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, and Detroit Artists Market. Her current medium of choice is Woodcut.

“In my art practice I privilege labor over all other notions, such as the notion of the abstract, the notion of the narrative, etc. The centering of labor is a political choice, which extends from the lineage of feminist performance art and feminist approaches to the body. In the last several years I have focused on creating layered woodcuts and monotypes by drawing and reinventing traditional textile imagery. By repeatedly carving and printing patterns and pastoral forms, I am able to participate in these craft traditions, which often contain nostalgia for the natural world.” – Katty Collier