MFA 2014, Hamilton Campus
Studio Art (Painting)
Something Blue for the Circle City, 2018
Monotype print on Rives BFK
20 x 20 inches
Katherine Fries, a studio artist/educator specializing in printmaking, letterpress, foundations, and painting, explores storytelling and preservation through the understanding and use of objects as biography. Fries, an associate professor of Studio Art at the University of Indianapolis, holds an MFA from Miami University. She actively shares her scholarly pursuits by exhibiting her work regionally and nationally and by presenting at national and international conferences.
This is part of a continuing series Memory Maps that explores the artifacts left by the artist’s paternal grandparents, and how they act as surrogates for stories and relationships. The printing process acts as a metaphoric space that entangles both the objects and individuals’ representation with the embodiment of reflection/memory.