Born in the United Kingdom in1957, Katherine Boland immigrated to Australia when she was four years old and grew up on the Gippsland Lakes in south east Victoria. Katherine has been a professional artist since 2001 and has exhibited throughout Australia and overseas. Katherine has been the recipient of numerous art prizes and grants including, in 2009, the Heysen Art Prize for Interpretation of Place. In 2010 Katherine was awarded a scholarship by the Art Students League of New York where she participated in an Artist-In-Residence program. In that same year Katherine undertook a two-month residency in the south of France and was invited to attend an International Artists Symposium in Luxor, Egypt by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture.
Although currently based in Melbourne, Katherine lived, for thirty years, on the Far South Coast of New South Wales and has a long association with fire, timber and the landscape. Katherine seeks to distil classical interpretations of the beauty of the natural world in an organic, abstract space incorporating non-traditional media and processes - most significantly the use of fire.
Katherine is a qualified fine art practitioner of high standing and has a life-long commitment to creating and exhibiting innovative contemporary art. With a consistently high degree of technical proficiency her resolved but continually evolving thematic considerations are given intelligent and insightful interpretation and her passionate research of materials, techniques and subject exploration suggests she will continue to hold a strong position amongst her peers in the world of Australian art. Katherines work is held in corporate, public and private collections in Australia, Europe, Asia and the USA.
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