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Kate B.

Artist, Writer & Art History Buff

Artist, Writer & Art History Buff

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Hello! I'm Kate. I am a practicing artist and teacher with a passion for helping students perceive, interpret and articulate visual art and literature. I believe that arts and humanities education -- as well as impressing students with the intrinsic value of paintings, films, poems and novels -- can benefit students in other areas of their education.

Among other things, studying art history can help students become more sensitive observers of empirical data, helping them to connect the...

Hello! I'm Kate. I am a practicing artist and teacher with a passion for helping students perceive, interpret and articulate visual art and literature. I believe that arts and humanities education -- as well as impressing students with the intrinsic value of paintings, films, poems and novels -- can benefit students in other areas of their education.

Among other things, studying art history can help students become more sensitive observers of empirical data, helping them to connect the effects of something to their underlying cause. Observing and writing about art and literature can also help students see the meaning of something often isn't evident instantaneously. It's amazing what one can discover through considering a single work of art over an extended period of time.

I earned my MFA in Fine Arts and MS in Art History from the Pratt Institute in 2019, graduating with a 3.9 GPA. Before that, I studied at the Marchutz School of Fine Arts in Aix-en-Provence, France, located near what was once Cezanne's studio. Currently, I'm a practicing artist working in drawing and ceramics. I teach ceramic hand-building classes at Brooklyn Clay Industries and ClayHouse Brooklyn. Recently, I taught adult and student classes through Zoom and would be comfortable with that format for tutoring as well for those who are interested.

I studied English literature at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC, graduating with a 3.8 GPA and departmental honors. I wrote my thesis in film studies, comparing the literature of Virginia Woolf (specifically To the Lighthouse) with contemporaneous modernist experiments in film.

While an undergraduate, I was editor of the student magazine, for which I wrote often. I have continued to write and publish arts reviews periodically, alongside the academic writing in literature and art history that I've pursued in school. My most recent project is an essay soon to be published in a monograph book on ceramic sculptor Stanley Rosen, by Steven Harvey Fine Arts Projects. I adapted the ess


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College of Charleston
English, Studio Art
Pratt Institute
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Art History,

Art History

I earned my MS in Art History from the Pratt Institute in 2019, graduating with a 3.9 GPA. Before that, I studied art theory, philosophy and 19th-20th century European art at the Marchutz School of Fine Art in Aix-en-Provence France. My comprehensive art historical knowledge is complemented by my grasp of contemporary art practices which I gained through participation in the MFA Fine Arts program at Pratt as well as an internship at The Drawing Center (museum in Soho). I wrote my Art History thesis on the ceramic sculpture of Stanley Rosen. I recently adapted the paper into a catalogue essay soon to be published in a monograph book by Steven Harvey Fine Arts Projects in the lower east side.
Art Theory,

Art Theory

My exposure to and interpretation of art theory was integral to my MS Art History course of study. At Pratt, I took an aesthetics class and a critical models (post-modern philosophy) earning an A in both. The aesthetics curriculum spanned from Plato and Aristotle, through Kant and Walter Benjamin, to contemporary art historian Rosalind Krauss. In the critical models class we read Donna Harroway, Darby English, Bruno Latour and studied structuralism and post-structuralism, among other things. Before graduate school, I studied at The Marchutz School of Fine Arts in Aix-en-Provence, France, for a total of a year and a half. Integral to the school's curriculum were weekly art theory seminars similar in format to the "Great Books" seminars at St. John's College. The school emphasized close reading both of texts and of paintings and the need to substantiate claims or impressions with specific formal evidence.
Drawing

Drawing

I hold a BA in Studio Art from the College of Charleston (Magna Cum Laude/3.8 GPA) and MFA in Fine Arts from the Pratt Institute (with Distinction/3.9 GPA). I studied painting and drawing at the Marchutz School of Fine Arts in Aix-en-Provence, France, first in the fall of 2012 and then after college, from fall 2014 - summer 2015 as an apprentice. I interned in Education department of The Drawing Center (museum in Soho) for six months, from January to August 2018. I maintain a regular drawing practice alongside my work in ceramics.

English

Literature, Writing

History

Art History

Art History

I earned my MS in Art History from the Pratt Institute in 2019, graduating with a 3.9 GPA. Before that, I studied art theory, philosophy and 19th-20th century European art at the Marchutz School of Fine Art in Aix-en-Provence France. My comprehensive art historical knowledge is complemented by my grasp of contemporary art practices which I gained through participation in the MFA Fine Arts program at Pratt as well as an internship at The Drawing Center (museum in Soho). I wrote my Art History thesis on the ceramic sculpture of Stanley Rosen. I recently adapted the paper into a catalogue essay soon to be published in a monograph book by Steven Harvey Fine Arts Projects in the lower east side.

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