Katherine Young

Most artists begin their trajectory at art school and continue to work and develop their skills from there. Not so in the case of Katherine Young, who began her studies in Medical school and practiced a ten-year career as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Her love for painting and drawing took her back to school where she earned her MFA, and today the scalpel in her hand has been replaced by the paintbrush and pencil. Young is fascinated by water and the vast openness of the ocean and sky. Her graphite drawings are deceivingly simple, requiring great technical skill to achieve a complex surface that resembles photography. Her process is meditative in nature and her works are intended to evoke an infinite, contemplative space.