• Open Studio Weekend: Oct 13-14th, 2018

    Come visit my studio!

    My studio will be open to the public for two full days! Bring friends, bring your family, all are welcome!

    Oct 13th & 14th, 10am - 6pm

    4401 Fait Ave*

    Building 45, 4th Floor, Unit F

    Come tour my studio space & see works in progress. I'll have lots of new & recent works out, and LOTS of work on paper to look through- most of which has never been photographed or shared! All work is available & looking for a good home. :)

    [*At end of Fait Ave, past townhouses- cross the railroad tracks and head to the right to enter the Crown complex. Park along side building 45. Enter at last yellow staircase near far end of parking lot (there will be a sign). 4th floor- use stairs. If you need to use elevator, text 301-639-3483. Follow open staircase door at 4th floor - you'll see my studio from there!]

  • Triple Crown of Marathon Swimming!

    On August 10th, I swam the Catalina Channel & became the 194th person (and 72nd woman!) in the world to complete the Triple Crown of Marathon Swimming!! 👑 👑 👑

    The Triple Crown consists of three big swims...the English Channel, Around the island of Manhattan, and the Catalina Channel. 
    -English Channel / 14 hours 19 min, Aug 2015
    -Around the island of Manhattan / 8 hours 11 min, June 2017
    -Catalina Channel / 13 hours 4 min, Aug 2018
    I started swimming competetively when I was 5 & have fallen more and more in love with the sport ever since. I swam through high school, but when I decided to study art at MICA vs studying somewhere with an athletics program, I started training on my own. My first open water swim with the Chesapeake Bay Swim in 2010. It was 4.4 miles & I loved it. From there I did several longer swims, and eventually set my sights on the English Channel. With the support of my amazing husband, family, friends, and an awesome swimming community, this sport has continued to be a major part of my life. 
    The swims I do definitely impact my paintings and continue to be the biggest driver of exploration in my work. ✨

  • Rearranging Rooms: Closing Reception 1/4

    Join us at Project 1628 on Thursday, Jan 4th, 6-8pm for the closing reception of Katie Pumphrey's solo exhibition, Rearranging Rooms. The artist will also give a short artist talk @ 7pm. 

    Refreshments will be provided. Event is free & open to the public.

    Facebook event: here / invite your friends! All are welcome!

    Project 1628: 1628 Bolton St Baltimore MD

  • Music for Quiet Spaces

    Join artist, Katie Pumphrey for an evening of music, conversation, and experience. Katie Pumphrey’s solo exhibition, Rearranging Rooms, is on view at Project 1628, featuring large scale paintings exploring the tension between control and chaos.

    The Chris Pumphrey Chamber Orchestra will be in the gallery for an intimate and engaging performance of sweet, quiet, and encompassing music. Music written & composed by Baltimore musician & composer, Chris Pumphrey.

    December 20th | 6:30-9pm | Performance to start @ 7:30 sharp

    Project 1628 | 1628 Bolton St Baltimore

    Wine + treats provided. This event is free + open to the public. All are welcome.

    Katie Pumphrey’s solo exhibition, Rearranging Rooms, which is on view at Project 1628 through January 4th, 2018. 

  • Solo Exhibition: Rearranging Rooms / opens Nov 12th


    NOV 12, 2017  —  JAN 4, 2018

    Project 1628 / 1628 Bolton St Baltimore, MD

    OPENING RECEPTION:  Sunday, November 12, 2017, 2:00 - 5:00 pm

    ARTIST TALK & CLOSING RECEPTION: Thursday, Jan 4, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00pm

    Project 1628 is pleased to present the solo exhibition, Katie Pumphrey: Rearranging Rooms, on view November 12, 2017 – January 4, 2018.  The reception for the artist will be held on Sunday, November 12th from 2:00 – 5:00 pm.  The artist will also hold a gallery talk and closing reception on Thursday, January 4th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  Both receptions and artist talk are free and the public is warmly invited to attend.

    The exhibition is by appointment only at all other times. Contact the artist to schedule a viewing appointment. 

    Katie Pumphrey’s paintings and installations explore the tension between movement and stillness. With turbulent brushstrokes on paper and canvas, and the suggestion of imagery or reference of space, her work examines themes of confrontation, reflex, territory, and instinct.

    Rearranging Rooms showcases all new artwork by Katie Pumphrey. In this new body of work, Pumphrey explores the repeated process of settling into a space or moment, making it your own, and finding comfort — only to have the situation change. You lose control, the lights go out, a wave comes — the moment forces the meter to reset, and yet again, you have to start from the beginning. You find yourself in a dark room or an overwhelming space, and you scramble to find your footing and move forward. These moments shift over and over again. You rearrange the room, ease the tension, and harness the chaos.

    Katie Pumphrey has a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has participated in artist residencies at the Studios of Key West, Vermont Studio Center, Gallery Four, and the Creative Alliance in Baltimore. Katie is also a long distance, open water swimmer- who swam the English Channel in 2015- this aspect of her life often influences and drives her work. Katie lives and works in Baltimore, MD.  


  • Open Studio Weekend! Oct 7&8!

    Katie Pumphrey will be particiapting the in annual city-wide Open Studio Tour on October 7th & 8th! Come visit her studio either day, from 10am-6pm! 

    Event Link: here

    Open Studio Tour is an annual city-wide event that for almost 30 years has brought together professional artists and the general public. Each year, collectors and art lovers have the opportunity visit artists in their studios, see their work, and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their working processes. 

    Katie recently moved back to Baltimore & is so happy to be part of this tour! Come visit her new Baltimore studio in the Crown Industriall Complex! New, recent, and in progess drawings & paintings will be up. All finished work is availble to purchase.
    All are welcome! Light refreshments provided. 

    To see Katie's work, visit:

    If you can't make it, feel free to email Katie anytime to schedule a studio visit! []

    Studio is in the Crown Industrial Complex: 4401 Fait Ave
    Building 45, 4th Floor, Unit F
    Crown is located just 1/2 mile from 95 & 895. The easiest way to enter the complex is from Fait Ave (which takes you past several townhouses), cross the train tracks to enter the Crown warehouse complex, head to the right once you cross the tracks and park in the designated spots outside of building 45. Please don't block the loading docks.
    There will be signs posted to enter the building and to the stairs. My studio is on the 4th floor- it's a bit of a hike up, but please use the stairs if you can. There is a freight elevator for those that prefer a lift- when you arrive call or text the # posted on the signs and someone will come direct you to the elevator. 
    Looking forward to it!I