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Katherine Cox Knapp


I began my education with an undergraduate degree in Russian Language and Literature and a number of fine arts classes on the side. This led to working in a non-profit arts organization for Russian artists in Washington D.C. and later spending a year hanging out with artists and collectors in Moscow, visiting artists in their studios and translating exhibition catalogues and critical essays about their work. I returned to school for a graduate degree in Russian Area Studies and later an M.F.A. in creative writing, after which I worked in Ukraine reorganizing collective farms into private businesses and wrote a novel about Russian artists in Moscow.

In 2018 I returned to my pursuit of art, taking classes at a small studio in Chicago and at one of the new online art schools. I set up a home studio in our basement, and developing my practice has been my primary focus ever since.


Chicago Cultural Center, Renaissance Court Gallery. Group show, Chicago Alliance of Visual Artists. 2023

Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago. Members Show, Chicago Alliance of Visual Artists. 2023

Edgewater Arts Festival, Chicago. 2021

Aartwerk Studio, Chicago. Group show. 2019

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