• 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 

    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 
    Laura Tighe
    Cadance Archer 
    Veronica Weston

    For more information please visit us online. 

    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.

  • 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

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  • 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:

    Review from East City Art:

    Strife and Haul

    48" diameter, oil on wood, 2015

  • RESIDENT REUNION GROUP EXHIBITION @ Creative Alliance / Baltimore, MD

    FEB 6 - MAR 19, 2016
    Creative Alliance at the Patterson / 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore MD 21224
    Reception: Saturday, February 6, 6 – 8pm
    Annual Resident Open House: Saturday, February 20, 5 – 10pm
    Featuring CA Resident Artist Alumni from 2003 – 2016:
    Lauren Boilini, Zoë Charlton, Erin Cluley, Donald Cook, Jarrett Davis, Rick Delaney, Janeann Dill, Amanda J. Fiore, Jeffrey L. Gangwisch, Sam Allerton Green, Michelle Hagewood, Tyler Hildebrand, Erica Hansen, Megan Hildebrandt, Toym Imao, Christopher Kojzar, Tiffany C. Lange, Magnolia Laurie, Francisco Loza, Kate MacKinnon, Jackie Milad, John Moran, Mara Neimanis, Joseph Norman, Michael Owen, MacKenzie Peck, Katie Pumphrey, Paul Rucker, Christine Sajecki, Amy Sherald, Shodekeh Talifero, Cameron Shojaei, Laura Shults Stella, Jeremy Stern, Christine Stewart, Pamela Sunstrum, Alessandra Torres, René Treviño, Jason Urban, and Marty Weishaar.
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  • Cheers to 2015! Bring it on, 2016!

    Cloak and Dagger
    42" x 42", oil on canvas, 2015

    2015 was a big year! I made the leap to painting full time! A terrifying leap at that, but it has been wonderful. Having the time to be in my studio day in and day out,and really focus on my work, has allowed me to explore new ideas, experiment with material, produce more work, and take on more commissions. In all of 2015, I completed over 50 new drawings + paintings! I can't wait to see what 2016 brings. 

    After my English Channel swim in August (I made it!), Joe and I moved to Washington DC! We certainly miss Baltimore, but DC has been a lot of fun. It's the first time in years my studio is outside of my living space, which I like a lot. My studio is big and bright - wonderful for painting. I love guests, so come visit my studio anytime!

    Lots of exciting things ahead for 2016. I have a lot of new work in the works, lots of ideas, and plans for the coming months. 2016 brings some excited exhibitions as well- I will be back in Baltimore for a group show at the Creative Alliance in February, and in May, I will have all new work for a solo show at Susan Calloway Fine Arts in DC. Can't wait!

    Cloak and Dagger, above, is the last painting I finished in 2015. Cheers to a great year! Stay tuned for what 2016 brings. Happy New Year! Cheers!

  • Open Studios!

    An Evening at O Street:
    OPEN STUDIOS & Holiday Market
    Dec. 2nd, 2015  5-9pm
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    This event invites the public into the creative spaces of the renowned artist studios at 52 O Street. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the artists’ work spaces, meet a wide range of artists and arts professionals from a range of backgrounds and disciplines, and to see and purchase artists’ most recent works fresh from the site of creation.
    Since its inception in 1978, 52 O Street has been an integral part of the DC arts community. Come explore the most creative warehouse in DC!
    This years open studios will include the workspaces of painters: Kelly Towles and Katie Pumphrey; Jewelry designers: Poppyor and Kicheko; Natural skincare curator, Beck Wadell of Be Clean Shop; the communal workspace of Workspace Locale; Accessory Designers: Mint Lola and DeNada; Goldsmiths, Instructors, and students work from JewelryclassDC; Andrew Cohen, Caitlin Price, Cadence Archer, and others!
    When: Wed. December 2nd, 2015 5:00-9:00PM
    Where: 52 O Street NW Washington DC 20001
    Conveniently located a short walk from the NOMA Metro Station on the Red Line, 52 O Street is just west of North Capitol Street.
    Twitter: @52_O_Street