Katie Lynn McDermott is an interdisciplinary artist who explores the connection between two and three dimensional objects. Her work is ancestral as each piece conceptually informs and physically creates the next. She explores ideas surrounding permanence and impermanence in life cycles and the artistic process. Katie builds up surface layers and textures, then later allows them to be disrupted by various erosive processes over extended periods of time. Her work serves as a form of ritual and meditation, exploring some of life's most unanswerable questions relating to life, death and the afterlife, or possibly lack thereof.

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Education

Teaching Assistantships

Teaching Positions

Group Exhibitions

Outdoor Exhibitions

Awards

2020-2022

2012-2017

2022

2021

2020

2017-2020

2017-2020

2016

2021

2021

2021

2017

2017

2016

2021

2021

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2017

2017

SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

  • Master in Fine Arts candidate in Printmedia 

ROBERTS WESLEYAN COLLEGE

  • Bachelors of Science in Visual Art Education

  • Bachelors of Science in Childhood Education and Special Education

Teaching Assistant for Comics to Print

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, IL

Teaching Assistant for Screen Printing Disobedient Objects

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, IL

Teaching Assistant for Artist Books

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, IL

High School Art Teacher 

  • International Bilingual School Hsinchu Science Park | Hsinchu, Taiwan

First Grade Homeroom Teacher

  • International Bilingual School Hsinchu Science Park | Hsinchu, Taiwan

Third Grade Student Teacher

  • Churchville Elementary School | Churchville-Chili, New York

Queer Expressions | Ronald Williams Library, Chicago, IL

RAW, Gallery 1922 | Chicago, IL

Rethink, Reuse, Recycle | Gallery 1922, Chicago, IL

Senior Exhibition, Davison Art Gallery, Rochester, New York

Recollections, Davison Art Gallery, Rochester, New York

Juried Exhibition, Davison Art Gallery, Rochester, New York

Albany Park, Chicago, IL

Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

Lucille Wert Memorial Scholarship

Curator's Choice Award in honor of outstanding artist merit, Davison Art Gallery, Rochester, New York

President's Award, Davison Art Gallery, Rochester, NY