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, Seattle, 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, Eaton Corporation, 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. Architecture and space planning influence her art-making; lines are a recurring theme.
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