NEWS

  • Solo Exhibition: Rearranging Rooms / opens Nov 12th

    KATIE PUMPHREY: REARRANGING ROOMS

    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.  

    PROJECT1628.COM

  • 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: katiepumphrey.com

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

    DIRECTIONS:
    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

  • On view @ the Washington Studio School

    Washington Studio School

    Faculty Exhibition: Oct 6 - 21, 2017

    I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful group exhibition. I have 4 small paintings and a large drawing in the show. Be sure to stop by the gallery and check out this great collection of work!

    On view:

    Phalanx

    86"x52", charcoal on canvas, 2016, SOLD

    Delirium #1-4

    18'"x18" each, oil on canvas, 2017, available

  • Moved to Baltimore! Studio Warming Party!

    You're Invited!

    Studio Warming Party!

    Exciting news! I moved to Baltimore! After 2 years in DC, I am back in Baltimore! My husband and I loved our time in the District, and will be back to DC often to work & collaborate, but oh how we missed Bmore! I have lots of exciting news to share- the first of which is my new studio in the Crown Industrial Complex!

    Come visit & celebrate my new studio space in the Crown Industrial Complex! New, recent, and in progess drawings & paintings will be up. All finished work is availble to purchase.

    All are welcome! Light refreshments provided. Can't wait! 

    Visit my website to check out my work: katiepumphrey.com

    If you can't make it, feel free to email me anytime to schedule a studio visit! I love visitors! [pumphreykatie@gmail.com]

    DIRECTIONS:
    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 outside of building 45. 

    There will be signs posted to enter the building and to the stairs. There is a freight elevator for those that prefer a lift.

  • 4-week Artist Residency @ The Studios of Key West!

    Feb 16 - March 14, 2017

    I had the pleasure of living and working in Key West for 4 weeks as an artist-in-residence with The Studios of Key West. It was an amazing adventure, in and out of the studio. I made huge leaps in my work- letting go of imagery a bit, playing with mark making, form, and movement. I made 124 works on paper, 16 small works on canvas, 5 large paintings on canvas, filled 3 sketchbooks, and worked on a writing project!

    Out of the studio, I explored beautiful Key West, made so many wonderful friends, and connected with Harrison Gallery! Harrison Gallery is now showing my work in their beautiful space on White Street. 9 new paintings of mine are included in this month's exhibition, Language of Material, open through April 12th. I am so honored to be working with Harrison Gallery!

    During my time in Key West, I also swam around the island! 12.5 miles around Key West- it was a challenging, but beautiful swim! 

    To read more about my residency and my time in Key West, read this amazing article in the Florida Weekly, by Maxine Lopez-Keough: "Katie Pumphrey: Painting for her life"!! 

  • DC Arts Center's Sparkplug Artist Collective

    I was recently accepted into the DC Arts Center's Artist Collective program, Sparkplug

     

    About the program: 

    In meeting with artists while selecting exhibitions for the gallery, DCAC's Visual Arts Committee found that many artists were working in a vacuum. The camaraderie, friendly criticism, and community they experienced in art school were no longer available. We decided to try to create a structure in which artists could work as a collective and perhaps regain, or even experience for the first time, a support network that would stimulate their work and give them access to artists of like minds.

    In 2007, Sparkplug was launched as DCAC's artists collective.

    Every two years, participants are sought from all communitites in the Washington, DC area to bring together artists from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences in order to foster their development as individuals and as a group. About 10 members participate for 2 years, meeting on a monthly basis to critique each other's work, discuss exhibitions around the area, and visit each other's studios. Through this process they try to find common ground and further their practice.

    DC Arts Center offers members of Sparkplug a place to meet, helps to organize studio visits, provides opportunitites to hone presentation skills, and make connections with arts professionals such as curators, collectors, and established artists. In addition, DCAC organizes two curated Sparkplug exhibitions: one each year.

  • New Studio in Northeast DC! You're invited! "Studio Warming" Dec 11th!

    Join me for a "studio warming" party! This Sunday, December 11th, 12 - 4pm! 

    Edgewood Artist Studios: Studio #5

    703 Edgewood Street Northeast Washington, DC 20017

    [ Gray door next to fenced loading dock- ring doorbell labeled Pumphrey or text 301-639-3483 / Street parking only ]

    New and older drawings and paintings will hung around my new space, including large and small drawings, paintings, and sketches. All work is available to purchase!

    Yummy drinks and snacks will be provided. All are welcome! 

    Visit facebook event for more details.

     

  • Fall Open Studios @ 52 O Street Artist Studios!

    The 52 O Street Artist Open Studios invites the public into the creative spaces of the artists and designers who work and live in the artist studios at 52 O Street. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet artists, learn about their creative process and purchase artworks directly from the site of creation.

    This fall the artists will open their spaces twice, once in October and once in November. On Saturday, October 22nd the O Street Artist Studios will host an afternoon event from noon-5pm. The following month on Friday, November 18th the artists will open their spaces in the evening from 5-10pm. 

    Since its inception in 1978, 52 O Street has been an integral part of the DC arts community. The building provides both living space and creative work space to a variety of artists and designers in different mediums.  

    Conveniently located a short walk from the NOMA Metro Station on the Red Line, in the Washington DC Truxton Circle neighborhood, the 52 O Street Artist Studios is between North Capitol Street and First street NW (north of New York Ave). 

    Participating artists work in a variety of backgrounds and disciplines including painting, photography, design, jewelry, and curatorial. 

    List Of Participating Artists: 

    Saturday, October 22, Noon-5pm

    Lisa Marie Thalhammer
    Thom Flynn
    Cianne Fragione
    Katie Pumphrey (Lower Level #7)
    Caitlin Teal Price
    Charles Jean-Pierre
    Tom Turk
    Veronica Revilla 
    Vesna Kustudic
    Andrew Cohen 
    Pitch Fork Studio (Erin Scott + Abby Greenawalt);
    Locale Workspace  
    Homme boutiques/gallery 
    JewelryClassDC
    DeNada

    Friday, November 18, 5-10pm

    Lisa Marie Thalhammer
    Thom Flynn
    Kelly Towles
    Katie Pumphrey (LL7)
    Caitlin Teal Price
    Charles Jean-Pierre
    Tom Bunnell 
    Veronica Revilla 
    Vesna Kustudic
    Andrew Cohen 
    Pitch Fork Studio (Erin Scott + Abby Greenawalt);
    Locale Workspace
    Homme boutiques/gallery 
    JewelryClassDC
    Laura Tighe
    Cadance Archer 
    Veronica Weston
    DeNada

    For more information please visit us online. 

    Website:  http://52ostreet.com/
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/52OStreet/
    Instagram: @52OStreet

  • Faculty Show @ Washington Studio School

    I'm excited to have 3 pieces in the Faculty Show at the Washington Studio School! It is a wonderful space and organization. I am very pleased to be teaching drawing classes again this year! Join us for the opening reception- it should be a great group exhibition!
    Faculty Show
    Washington Studio School
    Sept 2 - Oct 15, 2016
    Opening Reception: Sept 2nd, 6-8pm
    Washington Studio School
    2129 S Street NW
    Washington, DC