February 1 – March 31, 2021
Katherine McMahon is a multidisciplinary artist based in New York. Her practice explores the self’s role in society– both real and imagined–through various channels including pop culture and social media. She often uses portraiture as a tool to elicit empathy and spur questions about the assumptions we make about ourselves and others based upon the traditional modes of representation. Her work also often considers how nostalgia plays into the consumption of imagery. She aims to illustrate the similarities and differences between what lies just below the surface and what lies in plain sight.
Katherine’s work was recently included in the group show All For the Hall curated by Robert Longo at Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton. She has previously shown at Peter Mendenhall Gallery, SITE: Brooklyn, and recently staged a show inside the windows of a shuttered diner at the beginning of the COVID pandemic. She is the former Creative Director at ARTnews Magazine, where she also contributed writing and photography. In 2017 she completed a painting residency at the Elaine de Kooning House. She graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology and is originally from Maryland. Some of her hobbies include obsessively listening to music, hanging out with her dog Chauncey, and learning to be a better cook.