Katie Burgess is a full-time studio based artist. She is a graduate of the Crawford College of Art and Design, majoring in painting with printmaking. She studied Arts Administration with the Irish Museums Trust, UCD and worked in arts administration and exhibition handling. She studied English literature at UCC. Her work is held in corporate and private collections, both here and abroad.
My work creates visceral images of movement, gesture and pose. Drawing is where I begin, collaborating with the model to find innovative postures that challenge the body as a fixed entity or object. When marking the paper or canvas , I seek to reduce the body to it’s essential vectors- breath, stillness, movement. Influenced by Francis Bacon, Anthony Gormley, Jenny Saville and Rodin, I strive to create works that invite the viewer to consider the movement of the body through space and the power of the body in it’s stillness; examining the ways in which gesture is simultaneously mechanical and emotional.
Membership: Backwater Artist Network