Throughout her career, New York-based artist Kate Shepherd has explored abstracted spaces in her richly colored works. For this "Artist Talk," Shepherd discusses the evolution of her formal technique, including her signature use of fine lines to delineate space, her focus on paint reflectivity and texture, and her most recent works on paper. She will also discuss how she developed the exhibition "April, May, June, etc., etc., Upended Floor (Mud, Blood)," 2020, at Josh Pazda Hiram Butler Gallery in Houston from afar while living in New York City. Two of her works related to that exhibition are currently on view in "Spatial Awareness: Drawings from the Permanent Collection" at the Menil Drawing Institute.
The "Artist Talk" series is supported by a gift from the Cockrell Family Fund.
About the artist: Kate Shepherd (b. 1961) was born in New York City, where she currently lives and works. Her works are in such collections as Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; the Menil Collection, Houston; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Morgan Library & Museum, New York. Shepherd has a long-standing commitment to printmaking, and she has made editions with and for Pace Prints, Chinati Foundation, Dieu Donné, Lower East Side Printshop, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
Visit menil.org/events to learn more about upcoming programs. Public Program of The Menil Collection, Houston, TX. February 17, 2022.