Growing up in a small, seaside town in Massachusetts, my imagination was always running. Back then, I dreamed of one day growing up to be a mermaid. However, during high school and beyond, Real Life tended to be more of a downer than when I was younger. At that time, I also discovered the art of photography and camera performance. I could now visually represent the images my mind would create throughout the day for others to see -- on paper and online. To be able to accurately produce a mental image is such an accomplishment for me. I've struggled with the idea that, as humans, it is actually impossible for one person to completely understand another; the fact that I can not verbally or visually describe an idea perfectly to another person. Therefore, when I discovered the camera's ability to appropriate details from Real Life and Photoshop's abilities to distort, I started playing with the ideas of Truth and Artificial. This began by simple color adjustments, to miniaturized people via photo manipulation, to levitations, to digital scans at high resolutions. Honesty and Deceit will always fascinate me in normal day-to-day situations, but I get to truly express my love, discomfort, and frustration with them through my artwork.

- Katie


Awards, exhibitions, and publications

Scouted artist for RAW Los Angeles's "Connect" show; Los Angeles, CA
Scouted artist for RAW Boston's "Ovation" show; Malden, MA
Published by Vogue Italia; online
Published by Vogue Italia; online

Scouted artist for RAW Boston's "Fixate" show; Malden, MA
Accepted into LoosenArt's "Shift" publication; online and print
Featured artist on PhotogrVphy Magazine; online
Finalist for the John Chervinsky Award Emerging Photographer Scholarship; online and gallery show
Scouted artist for RAW San Diego's "Envision" show; San Diego, CA

Black Box's On-line Annex gallery exhibition, "Photo Shoot: 2016;" online, published in a Blurb Book
Winner of Creative Quarterly's 45th issue; sold in Barnes & Noble and Borders and exhibited online
Feature on Mall Pretzel's homepage gallery and Instagram; online
2 images published in Femme Fotale's "Volume III" photography zine; Phoenix, AZ
Black Box's On-line Annex gallery exhibition, "Color Burst;" online, published in a Blurb Book
1st place in Digital Media for the "South Shore Arts Festival Juried Show;" Cohasset, MA
Accepted into "Projections! Art on the Brewery Wall" exhibition; Jamaica Plain, MA
2 accepted images in the "Boston Biennial 4" juried exhibition; East Boston, MA

"Skorch" magazine publication of collaboration with Kobi Jae; online
3rd Place of External Juried "Junior/Senior Exhibition;" University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Cover artist for UMass Amherst’s Literary Journal, "Jabberwocky;" Amherst, MA
Bachelors of Fine Arts Thesis Show, "Loves Me, Loves Me Not;" University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
$500 Mini Grant recipient; University of Massachusetts Arts Council; Amherst, MA

Participated in Hampshire College's "Tea House Exhibition;" Amherst, MA
Included in Photography Center of Cape Cod and the Cape Cod Art Association’s exhibition "Night;" online
Winner of Amazon’s "Head in the Clouds" digital image contest; online
"HFA Student Showcase," Spotlight Artist; University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Scholarship to Anderson Ranch Arts Center’s class "Mastering Light" by Allen Birnbach; Aspen, CO
Honorable Mention in the "South Shore Arts Festival Juried Show;" Cohasset, MA

2 Honorable Mentions in Boston’s "Photorama" contest; Boston, MA
"Amalgam" exhibition; University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Starbucks’s "Featured Artist" solo show; Hingham, MA