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Kate Drewniak

Kate Drewniak

About Kate Drewniak

Kate Drewniak’s work explores the translation of memories into tangible objects, combining discarded found materials such as fabric remnants, books, and obsolete blueprints, to realize unique collages and installations. Deconstructing her materials and sewing them back together, she creates new objects based on intuition rather than measurements and calculations. tenuous structures give these materials a renewed purpose; creating a testament to the histories they hold. Drewniak received her BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2010 and currently lives and works in Boston, MA.

STATEMENT

“My work is about translating memories into tangible objects. I combine found materials that are often discarded like fabric remnants, books, and obsolete blueprints to make collages and installations. I want to preserve the history these materials contain while embracing their entropic nature. These pieces mimic the inherent nature of memory­ strands of thread will move, colors will fade, and sewn paper becomes delicate. I find beauty in evidence of decay like rust and brittle paper. By ripping apart documents and sewing them back together, I am creating new objects based on intuition and emotion instead of measurements and calculations. These tenuous structures give these materials a renewed purpose; creating a testament to the histories they hold.” - Kate Drewniak

 

EXHIBITIONS

2016, By a Thread, Anthropologie Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA
2015, Fragments and Short Sentences, Distillery Gallery, South Boston, MA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016, Brouhaha!, GRIN, Providence, RI

2016, Juror's Choice (juried by Elizabeth Devlin, founder of FLUX Boston), UForge Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA

2016, Framework, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA

2015, MassArt Annual Auction, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2015, 30 Under 30 (juried by Cherie Clinton and Marie Craig, Co-directors of Fountain Street Fine Art, Framingham, MA), Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA
2014, TEEM, GRIN, Providence, RI

2014, Scene by South Boston, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA

2014, SWELL, GRIN, Providence, RI

2013, Hundreds Show, Lincoln Arts Project, Waltham, MA

2013, HOME, GRIN, Providence, RI

2011, DONE, Bakalar Gallery, Boston, MA

2011, Ladies First, 303 Hancock Gallery, Dorchester, MA

2011, Chain Letter, Samson Project, Boston, MA

2010, All Female Show, RANT gallery, Chicopee, MA

2009, Feminism Gallery, Crackatorium, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

2009, Poems We Didn't Write, Blue Guitar Gallery, Easthampton, MA

 

COLLECTIONS

Sweet Green, Cambridge, MA


        
Blue Shadow Blue Shadow
Blue Shadow
from $ 325.00 Sold
Paper City Paper City
Paper City
from $ 375.00
Living Room Closet Living Room Closet
Living Room Closet
from $ 610.00
Float Float
Float
from $ 750.00
Underneath Underneath
Underneath
from $ 640.00
Turret Turret
Turret
from $ 610.00 Sold
Ceiling Ceiling
Ceiling
from $ 610.00 Sold
Tracked Tracked
Tracked
from $ 950.00
Fester Fester
Fester
from $ 1,000.00 Sold
Drain Drain
Drain
from $ 3,600.00 Sold
Spillage Spillage
Spillage
from $ 1,100.00 Sold
Gift Gift
Gift
from $ 870.00 Sold
If You Say So If You Say So
If You Say So
from $ 610.00 Sold
Bend Bend
Bend
from $ 610.00 Sold
Cover, Comfort Cover, Comfort
Cover, Comfort
from $ 850.00 Sold
Post Haste Post Haste
Post Haste
from $ 850.00 Sold
Seep Seep
Seep
from $ 640.00 Sold
Pop Pop
Pop
from $ 750.00 Sold
River River
River
from $ 1,000.00 Sold