Kate Sikorski

In residence
May 2019

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Although primarily working from direct observation, Sikorski’s work is concept driven, attempting to subtly activate the viewer to consider--often times silly-- solutions to unsolved ethical problems of representation, seeing, and being seen.

Unlike cubism, multiple angles abstractly joined together inside a rectangular frame, and Hockney’s photo collages, collected by pivoting off a single, fixed vantage point, Sikorski imagines herself moving throughout space as a drone or a bee. Her in situ drawings cinematically unfold in linear paths of attention; presented as perceived from an eye level that is never static, but always subjective. Through study of the natural world from multiple angles, Sikorski pursues Henry David Thoreau’s description of being “awake” in the service of truth.

Sikorski has a Master of Fine Arts from California State University (2011) and a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara (2006).

Sikorski received her BA in Global Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara (2006) and her MFA from California State University, Long Beach (2011). Sikorski has participated in exhibitions at the Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, and Alexander Salazar Fine Art. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including: New American Paintings blog, the Huffington Post, OC Weekly, Fox News San Diego, Blue Magazine (Japan), and TIDE magazine (Germany). Sikorski was the recipient of a Jeanie Anderson Memorial Grant (2005), a Kick Starter grant (2011), and was a resident artist (March 2013) on the user based curatorial platform and public exhibition space Chloe Flores Facebook. Sikorski lives and works in Los Angeles.

AWARDS/GRANTS/RESIDENCIES:

2018                        (upcoming) Heather Farm, Walnut Creek, CA (resident artist)
2018                        (upcoming) Long Road Projects, Jacksonville, FL (resident artist)
2018                        Forum Mentorship Program, Torrance Art Museum, CA
2013                        Chloe Flores FB, Los Angeles, CA, March 1-31 (resident artist)
2012                        Distinguished Achievement in Creative Activity Award, College of the Arts, CSULB, CA
2011                        Art Series Funded, KickStarter, Seal Beach, CA
2005                        Jeanie Anderson Memorial Fund, UCSB, Durban, South Africa
2002                        Barbara Benson Memorial Scholarship, Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts, CA
2002                        Scholarship Pre-College Summer Program, Laguna College of Art and Design, CA

Artist's Website:
http://katesikorski.com/