Katharine LibrettoShop prints
Katharine is from the United States and received her Bachelor of Fine Art degree in 2007, concentrating in Graphic Design, at C.W. Post College/Long Island University in New York. From 2009-2011 she studied at The School of Visual Arts’ Continuing Education program in New York City until she moved to London to develop her printmaking practice full time. In 2012 she received a Masters degree with Merit at Camberwell College of Art/University of the Arts London in printmaking. In 2013 she was granted an Artist Residency at the Women’s Studio Workshop in New York, USA. Her practice is fueled by an interest in the coexistence of natural and man-made elements in both rural and urban environments. Through observation and imagination, the work views and deconstructs landscapes and cityscapes at a particular point in time, but allow for many possible interpretations. Along with time, both historical and contemporary, an identity of place is a key characteristic of her work, providing a unique perception and understanding. It offers a composite of real and imagined places, fused into compositions that could be everywhere and anywhere. Some compositions call for the viewer to engage with the subject, and evoke nostalgic associations.