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"!!