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KATHERINE COX KNAPP
 
 
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I am a Chicago based artist working primarily in oil.
 
My work is characterized by layered images, bold colors, and taught, energetic compositions. 
 
By exaggerating the strength or weakness of a line, shape, or color, I try to make explicit what we so easily miss in real life. What is strong becomes bolder. What is weak becomes softer. Colors become more saturated, washed out, or unexpected. 

Searching for the intersection of strength and vulnerability in my subject, I create unflinching images, often as dark as they are beautiful, and perhaps invite us all to look more deeply and generously at the people and places around us.