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Kate Drewniak

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. Through her process, Drewniak strives to preserve the history of the materials 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.”
Deconstructing her materials and sewing them back together, she creates new objects based on intuition rather than measurements and calculations. These 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.
http://kate-drewniak.squarespace.com/

CV & Education

2010 BFA, Painting. Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Boston, MA


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2015
Fragments and Short Sentences, Distillery Gallery, South Boston, MA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2016
27th Annual Mass Art Auction, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2015
26th Annual MassArt Auction, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
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 Gallery, Providence, RI
Scene by South Boston, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston MA
SWELL, GRIN gallery and event space, Providence, RI

2013
Hundreds Show, LincolnArtsProject, Waltham,MA
H O M E, GRIN Gallery and event space, Providence, RI

2011
DONE, Bakalar Gallery, Boston, MA
Ladies First, 303 Hancock Gallery, Dorchester, MA
Chain Letter, Samson Project, Boston, MA

2010
All Female Show, RANT gallery

Kate Drewniak

Tracked

$ 950.00

DESCRIPTION 16” x 22” | Original mixed media work constructed of paper, and thread, sewn to 80lb drawing board.  "This piece is made from old checks and thread. I wanted to...

Kate Drewniak

Stalactite

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DESCRIPTION 9"x12" | Original mixed media work on dyed mylar, salt, and thread, sewn to Bristol.  "Stalactite is a representation of a memory from my childhood," explains Drewniak. "I had one of...

Kate Drewniak

Surfacing

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DESCRIPTION Original mixed media work constructed of blueprints, book pages, and thread, sewn onto 80lb drawing paper.  16” x 22” x 1 1⁄2”  "I used pages from books with gilded...

Kate Drewniak

Cover, Comfort

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DESCRIPTION Original mixed media work, constructed of paper, thread, satin, and tulle, sewn onto 80lb drawing paper.  16” x 20”  "This piece is a physical remnant of a fleeting feeling,"...

Kate Drewniak

Post Haste

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DESCRIPTION Original mixed media work constructed of paper, satin, sandpaper, tulle, acrylic, and thread, sewn to 80lb drawing paper.  16” x 20”  "This piece is made from found security envelopes...

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