Piwowar's Artist Statement - My artistic endeavors
began in Grade 3 when I realized that I could draw a duck's
bill better than Linda Jost who was the best artist in the
In high school I figured I had a lot in common with Van Gogh
and all the apparent agony his life entailed. I wanted to eat
potatoes with coal dust on my hands. I wanted to drink coffee
in a sidewalk cafe in Paris. Yellow was my favourite colour
because it was his. I convinced my parents to choose yellow
as the colour for our new station wagon.
At university the art building was the most interesting place
on campus. Although my brain plodded through the sciences, it
rested in the design and drawing courses I took.
A while back I furthered my studies at The Alberta College
of Art and Design in Calgary and spent several years in life
drawing sessions here in Whitehorse. I've had four solo shows
(as well as numerous group shows) with the Yukon Art Society
(YAS), when it was located in the historical Captain
Martin House, before it moved to the present location at
I have also exhibited at the Great
Northern Art Festival in Inuvik and at the Yukon
Arts Centre Gallery in Whitehorse. (Portrait
of the Artist herself) or (Portrait
of the Artist & her Assistant)
sample of Kathy's most recent works (2010-2012)
show: "Landscapes Real and Imagined"
November 2010 for a month at the Copper Moon
the interview in the Whitehorse Star)
sample of Kathy's not-quite-so-recent works (2009-2010)
|Kathy is currently exploring a variety
media themes (see examples)
|Kathy's jewellry has been very popular
at the Arts Underground gift shop (see
newest paintings have proven popular, too (check out "Vladimir
and Natasha" series)
Moons" - 2008 show at the YAS Gallery, Arts Underground.
of Africa & the Daring Dames of Aqua-fit" - 2006
show at the YAS Gallery, Captain Martin House.
In Fours" - 2005 show at the YAS Gallery, Captain
reception here) (watch the video)
of Kathy's paper mache sculptures.
| Kathy's sculptures of wood, feathers,
wire, beads and paint really are unique ("shields"
houses"). She also has innovative
jewellry, made from tufted moose-hair.
has demonstrated her technique for creating hog-gut vessels
some finished vessels).
2002 Digital Photo Contest.
Kathy experiments with digital art - including collaborations
with Gerald Piwowar ("Dream
Gut & the Digital Dame" - 2001 show at the YAS
Gallery, Captain Martin House.
All Nieces & Egg Shell Show" - 2000 show at the
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