NEWS

  • 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
  • Review of Heavyweight from Washington Post!

    Katie Pumphrey

    In the age of cute YouTube critters, Katie Pumphrey depicts animals that are muscular, kinetic and competitive. The bison, wolves and fish in “Heavyweight,” the D.C. artist’s show at Susan Calloway Fine Arts, appear as if alive in the real world, not putting on a show for a videocam. Whether painted loosely in oils or drawn more precisely in charcoal bathed with acrylic washes, Pumphrey’s subjects defend their territory.

    Their stance is unapologetically autobiographical. Raised in rural Maryland, Pumphrey is the youngest of four children. She grew up to be a long-distance swimmer, and last summer she traversed the English Channel. The artist doesn’t put herself, or any other human, into her blue-heavy ocean scenes, which are the show’s most abstract pictures. But she’s there in the jabs of paint that suggest fish in frenzied motion, and swirl dynamically around on a potential food source. What Pumphrey portrays is nothing less than the survival instinct.

    Katie Pumphrey: Heavyweight On view through Saturday, June 11th, at Susan Calloway Fine Arts, 1643 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-965-4601. callowayart.com.

  • HEAVYWEIGHT: solo exhibition, opens May 13th

    HEAVYWEIGHT showcases all new artwork by Katie Pumphrey. The exhibition explores themes of confrontation, reflex, territory, instinct, and interaction. Her large scale drawings and paintings investigate the primal instinct to move and to be competitive. Through both the imagery depicted and the action-oriented application of marks on paper and canvas, Pumphrey explores pushing the body to and beyond its limits, its reactions from threats, and the emotions that drive us to compete.

    Susan Calloway Fine Arts / Instagram: @callowayarts / Twitter: @callowayfineart

    Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/456553067886552/

    Press:

    http://www.georgetowner.com/articles/2016/may/04/book-hill-galleries-open-spring-art-walk-may-13

  • The Critiqued- group show @ Otis Street Arts Project

    Two Reviews of my painting- Strife and Haul- in the group show, The Critiqued, at Otis Street Arts Project!

    Review from the Washington Post:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/in-the-galleries-for-artist-foon-sham-its-all-about-the-wood/2016/04/22/2cf82050-0578-11e6-bdcb-0133da18418d_story.html

    Review from East City Art:

    http://www.eastcityart.com/reviews/east-city-artnotes-critiqued-otis-street-arts-project/

    Strife and Haul

    48" diameter, oil on wood, 2015