My works are architectural fantasies which attempt to record the
urban/urbane/mundane observances seen on a daily basis. Utilizing
space planning methods, and with a reductive approach towards
simplicity, an elevation, aerial view, or structure is transformed into its final composition. Previously trained in interior architecture, lines are a recurring theme.
Recent and past inspirations have been interstate exit signs, racetrack maps, midwest aerial landscapes, Wall Street Journal graphs, international airport floor plans, geologic fault lines, rodeo bucking chutes, ‘mapquest’ routes, Chicago streets, and architectural elements in many forms.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kathleen Waterloo received her BFA in 1996 from
the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Waterloo
studied encaustic painting through their program at
Oxbow in Saugatuck MI in 1999 and has worked in
this medium exclusively for over 20 years. Her work is
represented in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Portland, OR.
Waterloo has exhibited nationally and internationally in
many solo and group exhibitions. She has provided
workshops/demonstrations in encaustic painting, served
on the board of Woman Made Gallery in Chicago for
several years, acted as juror for art competitions, and is a
current member of FusedChicago.
Waterloo’s artwork is in many private and public collections
including University of Chicago Medicine, Neiman Marcus,
Purdue University NW, Oregon Health & Science University,
and Mirage Las Vegas. Prior to her pursuit of art, Waterloo
had an 18-year career in interior architecture and is licensed by
the State of Illinois. Space planning and architectural elements
influence her art-making; lines are a recurring theme.
© Kathleen Waterloo