Profile & bio
Kathryn Hart is a contemporary abstract painter and sculptor living in Colorado. Hart’s mixed media works seep with raw, personal history, but the stories are timelessly relevant. Her work exudes a sense of loss, longing and an ultimate belief in renewal.
Hart’s iterative process of construction and deconstruction reveals the painting’s history and the artist’s journey. What is taken away leaves a footprint, contributing to the whole as much as what remains. Often, her works are 3D while maintaining a 2D modern aesthetic.
Hart’s current work searches for the unswayable feminine identity and its philosophical essence amid the influences of culture, heritage and personal experience.
An internationally award-winning artist, Hart actively shows her work in New York City and Europe. Her work has hung in numerous museums across the U.S. and internationally. She is a United Nations art award recipient and invited UN juror. Ms. Hart’s work is archived in the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
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
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 the things that actually existed. I am fascinated with human 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. One summer I took a drawing class and all of my childhood creativity and passion for art came flooding back to me. My life had always involved art but now I was the one creating it. I delved into my passion, studying with artists I admire and catching up on the art education I never got. I came back to what I had always been. I became a painter. All of the 'looking for the unseen' has come full circle with my painting."