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Symbiosis, Art & Nature, Peninsula Gallery, Lewes DE


Growth Determined, Hot-Bed, Philadelphia PA


Endangered, Rehoboth Art League, Henlopen DE


W I O I N, What is Old is New, Tennessee Tech, Cookeville TN


Biological. Kate Norris, Bismark/Wilson Gallery, Baltimore MD


New Work, The Alchemy of Art, Baltimore MD


Resplendent, Creative Alliance, Baltimore MD


Little Pieces, Live2Eat Gallery, Baltimore MD


New Work: Nature, Bismark/Wilson Gallery, Baltimore MD


Kate Norris; Realm of the Spirit, Minas Gallery, Baltimore MD

 

Introducing, Clayton Galleries Inc., Tampa FL


Color, Beck Gallery, Tampa FL


Views, Villa Julie College, Stevenson MD


Kate Norris, Bismark/Wilson Gallery, Baltimore MD


Recent Paintings, School of Visual Arts Galleries, New York NY


Expressions, Tressider Union, Stanford University, Stanford CA

KATE NORRIS

Kate Norris, Detail of Everyman, collaged wallpaper, 2021, 60 x 48 inches

KATE NORRIS

BIOGRAPHY

Lives and works in Baltimore, MD

Bend, OR, 1960

MFA Painting, School of Visual Arts in New York, New York

BA Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Resides

Education

Born

Kate Norris tears up floral, toile, and Chinoiserie wallpapers separating each vignette, or object, and combines fragments to create wholly new images that are disconnected from the wallpaper’s original subject matter. Toile patterns historically feature pastoral scenes from travels abroad, farm life, and hunting scenes in the country, printed in one color in repeat on a light background. Chinoiserie is similar, but its designs do not repeat—they are more like a mural—and depict European ideas of what the exotic Far East might look like. Toiles, in particular, are popular today and one can find contemporary toile patterns that show everything from Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee to The Mandalorian. In Norris’ hands, the ripped fragments tell myriad stories through new juxtapositions that aggregate to form a greater whole, often larger-than-life figures and heads seen as anatomical skeletons or flayed bodies. She creates cognitive dissonance by using wallpaper imagery meant to be pleasant reminders of one’s leisure travels, or favorite things, and transforms them into anatomical specimens. At once beautiful and thoughtful, the images are also stark. The collages shatter the societal complacency contained within the wallpaper’s imagery and transform into a universal common denominator: our physiology and shared humanity. In a way, viewers can decide on the level of interaction: they can get involved in the micro scenarios up close or take in the whole image from a distance. Or thrill at both.

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Explore, American Artists Professional League, NY, NY


Holiday Exhibition, Bismark/Wilson Gallery, Baltimore MD


Interplay, Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD


Art on Paper, Strathmore Mansion, Rockville MD

The Big Show, The Creative Alliance, Baltimore MD


Winter, Rehoboth Art League, Henlopen Delaware


Erotica,1448 Gallery, Baltimore MD

 

First & Franklin, Presbyterian Church Chapel gallery, Baltimore MD


Summer, Rehoboth Art League, Henlopen Delaware


Miniatures, Y-Art Gallery, Baltimore MD


The Big Show, The Creative Alliance, Baltimore MD


Superheroes, Y-Art Gallery, Baltimore MD


Blossoms of Hope, Columbia Arts Center, Columbia MD


Hampton Mansion, Teacher Exhibit, Towson MD


Waterworks, MFA Gallery, Annapolis MD


Director’s Choice, Howard County Arts Council, Ellicott City MD


Spring, Towson Art Collective, Towson MD


Strokes of Genius,  MFA Circle Gallery, Annapolis MD


Open Studies, Fox Gallery, Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore MD


Cornucopia, TAC, Hereford Library, Hereford MD


Members Exhibit, Baltimore County Arts Guild, Baltimore MD


Ruler Breakers, Max Gallery, Baltimore MD


Hot Summer Show II, Clayton Galleries, Tampa FL


Teacher as Artist, Greenmount Mansion Galleries, Towson MD


Spring Members Show, MFA Circle Gallery, Annapolis MD


Juried Fine Art Show, Chestertown River Arts, Chestertown MD


3rd Annual Student/Teacher Art Exhibit, Hampton Mansion, Towson MD


Teacher as Artist, Greenmount Mansion Galleries, Towson MD


Strokes of Genius, MFA Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD


Teacher as Artist, Greenmount Mansion Galleries, Towson MD


Small Works – A Holiday Group Show, Clayton Galleries, Tampa FL


Interdependence: Women of All Ages, Towson Arts Collective, Towson MD


Teacher as Artist, Greenmount Mansion Galleries, Towson MD


Winter Show, National Juried Show, MFA Circle Gallery, Annapolis MD


Summer Show, Clayton Galleries, Inc., Tampa FL


Teacher as Artist, Greenmount Mansion Galleries, Towson MD


Winter Small Works, Clayton Galleries, Inc. Tampa FL


The Summer Show, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis MD


Small Works, Clayton Galleries, Inc., Tampa FL


2nd Annual, Baltimore Coral Arts, Baltimore MD


Women Artists, Severn Graphics, Baltimore MD

Summer, Clayton Galleries Inc., Tampa FL


Nine @ 33, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore MD


17th Critic’s Residency Program, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore


Works on Paper, Goya-Girl Press, Baltimore MD


Stripes, Catherine Moore Gallery, New York NY


Inaugural Exhibition, Catherine Moore Gallery, New York NY


Color Explosions, La Mama La Galleria, New York NY


The New 13, Joyce Goldstein Gallery, New York NY


Komar & Melamid: America’s Most Wanted Painting, Visual Arts Gallery, New York NY


MFA Exhibition, School of Visual Arts, New York NY


Studio Stop, 17th & Harrison, San Francisco CA


Westside Group Show, 9th Street Gallery, Berkeley CA


Emerging East Bay Artists, East Bay Pro Arts, Oakland CA


Oceans Festival, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz CA


Auburn Arts 39, Auburn Arts, Auburn CA,

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