Kathryn Hart is an abstract artist whose works are underpinned in Humanism and Feminism. She primarily exhibits in New York City, Europe, and Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include Palazzo Mora for the European Cultural Centre with the 58th Venice Biennale; Sala Coll Alas, Cultural Department Contemporary Exhibition Space (Gandia, Spain), School of Visual Arts (NYC); Kotlownia Galeria, Politechnika Krakowska (Krakow); Howland Cultural Center (NY); Galerie SD Szucha 8 (Warsaw); Andre Zarre Gallery, (NYC); and ArtHaus (Denver). Curated group exhibitions include the Ateneo de Madrid Cultural Inst., Chelsea Art Museum (NYC), Oceanside Museum of Art (CA), So. Nevada Museum of Fine Arts (Las Vegas), Myslenice Cultural Center, (Poland), and Cultural Center Antigua Hospital St. Marc (Gandia, Spain). Her work has been recognized by curators such as Christiane Paul, The Whitney Museum; Anna Katz, Asst. Curator, MOCA, LA; Harriet Taub, Exec. Dir. of Materials for the Arts, NYC; Chelsea Guerdat, former Dir. Bass Museum of Art; Robert Pincus, contributor to ArtNews and Art In America, and the former art critic for the LA Times; William Pohida, art critic.
Hart’s artwork is in the public collections of the Myslenice Cultural Center, sponsored by the Ministries of Art and Culture of France and Poland; So. Nevada Museum of Fine Arts, Las Vegas; Palazzo Michiel and the Hotel Collection of Locanda ai Santi Apostoli, Venice, IT; the Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY; and Galeria 33, Ostrow, Poland. Her work is archived in the National Museum of Women in the Arts with the National Association of Women Artists. She has received sponsorships from the European Cultural Center (2019), Council of Europe (2016), the Ministries of Art and Culture of France and Poland (2015, 2014), and the US Embassies (2015). Select awards include the United Nations Harmony for Peace Award (2010); Best of Show, Colorado History Museum (2010), and Best of Mixed Media, Artslant (2014-2018, each year).
She has been the subject of articles by Ed McCormack, Editor-in-Chief, Gallery&Studio; Byron Coleman, NY Times former art critic; Maurice Taplinger, NYC art critic; and Genie Davis, co-founder Diversions LA. A film about Hart aired on public TV in 2017 (Denver Creates, S1 E2).
Kathryn Hart holds a B.A., Boston U.; an MBA, U. of Texas at Arlington; and has extended studies in art from the School of Visual Arts, NYC, the European Cultural Academy (Venice), and the City of London Polytechnic. Hart lives in Colorado.
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...Hart possesses an apparently unshakable sense of purpose and certainty about her creative vocation...a unique personal style, which imparts a relief-like sculptural dimension to the art of painting, even while preserving the sanctity of the two-dimensional picture plane so central to modernist aesthetics.
There is no room for illusion in Hart's paintings, which excavate a deep mystery from the actual physically palpable substance of pigment...a sense of a submerged narrative that lends Hart's work much of its mystery, depth, and poetry."
Ed McCormack, Gallery & Studio Magazine; June 2012; NY, NY
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Kathryn Hart rediscovered her passion for art after she was well entrenched in another career. "I was always artsy as a young child, but being the youngest in a predominantly scientific family, that spark got overwhelmed. Creativity and imagination wasn't valued much in my family...only what you could prove.
As a market researcher for major medical companies, my job was to uncover the unseen need, find the niche not-yet-discovered and focus on the gap, not what actually existed. I am fascinated with human mind and body...all that lies beneath the surface unseen, the unexplainable and the infinite human psyche. But after fifteen years, the thought of climbing another corporate rung left me hollow. Creatively frustrated, I took a drawing class and all of my inherent desire to 'make' came bubbling back to the surface with a vengance. I dove in unfettered, studying with artists I admired and catching up on the art education I never got. My life had always involved art but now I was the one creating it. I came back to what I had always been."
Hart currently works in Colorado and lives with her husband, Dennis, and their 4 cats -- Oliver, Masai, Rishi and Picasso.