Katharine Kuharic
American, Lives and works in New York City, NY.
Katharine Kuharic's work is a twisted synthesis of old-fashion American kitsch and contemporary concerns of gender, race, celebrity and the status quo. Her images present simultaneously nostalgia and cynicism; a reanimation, equipped with disembodied limbs and organs, of what it means to be part of American culture. Her use of traditional patriotic symbols such as the American flag, cowboy hats and cornfields coupled with the carnival of unusual figures of tattooed nudes, giddy children and bizarre conglomerations of viscera distinguishes her works from other artists trying to capture America on canvas, if only by the sheer innovation of what they compound. Overall, Kuharic's work marches a pack of strange curios across a jingoist stage, marrying effortlessly impressions of conventional and counter-culture.

Kuharic received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and her MFA from the School of Visual Arts. She has had over ninety solo and group exhibitions across the United States and has received numerous awards and grants. Kuharic has been a guest lecturer at over twenty colleges and universities and is currently the Kevin Kennedy Associate Professor at Hamilton College in New Jersey.

All works courtesy of P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York NY

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