About her Art
I create my artwork to communicate feelings and ideas that cannot easily be expressed well in words. Using light and shade, color and movement, I recognize that the control we all want to exert in our lives is often paired with uncontrollable personal growth and change.
Alcohol inks require that the artist embrace the unpredictability of the medium. They can be deep or transparent. They can be controlled and sometimes, totally uncontrolled. Each artwork is unique and often unpredictable, which is what makes creating an alcohol ink painting so exciting for me.
In addition, much of my artwork is painted in reverse on glass or plexiglass – adding to the challenges that I explore as I create my vibrant art. A new adventure begins every day as I start to paint.
The Art Institute of Chicago high school scholarship program began Katy’s pathway to use the arts to enhance other's lives and her own. After college graduation, she joined creative teams, producing award-winning national TV commercials and independent films for many years.
But teamwork never totally satisfied Katy’s creative needs. She had been working with acrylics and encaustics when a friend introduced her to alcohol inks. Katy found her expressive medium.
In 2021, Katy finally began showing her artworks publicly and was included in one juried in-person group exhibition and one on-line juried exhibition where she made her first artwork sale.
Since then, The Los Angeles Art Association, the California Art League, and International Association of Art – USA have included her as a member. She is a Member Artist at TAG Gallery, Los Angeles.
In 2022, she was selected for 4 in-person juried gallery exhibitions in Southern California. Katy’s work was also honored with 43 juried on-line gallery exhibitions.
In 2023, Katy’s month-long solo exhibition, VIVID INK, was presented at TAG Gallery, Los Angeles.
In June 2023, TERRA FIRMA VIII, Katy’s alcohol ink reverse painting on plexiglass, is part of the USA Exhibition at The Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.
Global Painting Conclave awarded her the Bronze Award in the competition Abstract Painting January 2023, for BEYOND, another alcohol ink reverse painting on glass.
Katy's artworks are in private collections in New York, Pennsylvania, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Glendale and Beverly Hills.
KATY BISHOP CV
Born in Seattle, Washington; Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
· BA, Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa
· High School Scholarship, Art Institute of Chicago
· VIVID INK, TAG Gallery, Los Angeles, March 2023
· Art Show International Gallery https://www.artshowinternational.com/artists/katy-bishop
· Exhibizone EXPLOSIONS IN COLOR
2023 GROUP EXHIBITIONS
· June, 2023 “USA Exhibition”, The 22nd Japan International Art Exchange at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.
· L’AMORE AND MORE, Makery Gallery Los Angeles for LELA Foundation
· TAG Gallery, SMALL Los Angeles, CA
· TAG Gallery, NEW WORKS Los Angeles, CA
2023 VIRTUAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS
· Los Angeles Art Association APPLIED SCIENCE https://www.laaa.org/applied-science
· Las Laguna Gallery CLIMATE https://laslagunagallery.com/climate
· HMVC Gallery HELLO TOMORROW https://www.hmvcgallery.com/exhibitions-group/
· Exhibizone Gallery HAPPINESS – 2022 https://www.exhibizone.com/p/happiness2022 .html?name=katy-bishop
· Los Angeles Art Association COY https://www.laaa.org/coy
· Circle Foundation for the Arts ARTIST OF THE YEAR https://circle-arts.com/aoy-announced/ Honorable Mention Award
· Artistonish Magazine Issue #31- February 2023 https://www.artistonish.com/p/february2023.html?name=katy-bishop
· HMVC Gallery PINK https://www.hmvcgallery.com/exhibitions-group/
· Exhibizone LOVE 2023 https://www.exhibizone.com/p/love2023
· Grey Cube, NATURE ART SHOW, Merit Award https://greycubegallery.com/
· Teravarna 8TH ABSTRACT Honorable Mention Award https://www.teravarna.com/winners-2023-abstract-8
· Global Painting Conclave ABSTRACT PAINTING 2023 https://www.globalpaintingconclave.com/ Bronze Award
· HMVC Gallery WOMEN March 2023 https://www.hmvcgallery.com/virtual-group-exhibition/
2022 GROUP EXHIBITIONS
· Ron Briggs Gallery, INSPIRED BY Long Beach, CA USA
· Las Lagunas Art Gallery LANDSCAPES Lagunas, CA USA
· Shockboxx Gallery NOT AN ART FAIR Hermosa Beach CA USA
· First Floor Gallery THE ART OF HEALING Santa Clarita, CA USA
· THE UNCOILED -- CHANGE 4th ANNUAL MAGAZINE
· World Wide Books - INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MASTERS VOLUME 15
· DIVIDE Magazine
· Spotllight Magazine Circle Foundation March issue
· ARTISTONISH MAGAZINE https://www.artistonish.com/p/publications.html
· OBSERVICA MAGAZINE https://www.observica.com/p/publications.html