Through exuberant drawing, performance projects, and comic books, Katie Pell celebrates vernacular traditions, presenting a world without taboos or boundaries—one where anything is possible for those who go beyond given conditions and, just as Sol LeWitt famously stated, “do.” Her works irreverently explore personal, gender, and cultural identity, as well as the potential for greatness in everyone.
Katie Pell was born in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1965 and currently lives in San Antonio, TX. She received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, in 1987. She has had solo exhibitions at Cactus Bra Space (2004), Parchman Stremmel Gallery (2003), and Southwest School of Art & Craft (2002), all in San Antonio, Texas. Her work has been included in exhibitions such as Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2006); Tiny Acts of Immeasurable Benefit, Women & Their Work, Austin, Texas (2008); and Drawing in San Antonio: Works by Contemporary Area Artists, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas (2002).