In my practice, I push the boundaries of sculpture and photography to explore the inherent object-hood of imagery. Fusing traditional crafts and digital fabrication, I seek to reimagine the strict definitions of image and object in a digital age where technology constantly informs contemporary life. As an artist in this liminal space, I am confronting my role as the observer and observed, dissecting my participation in the systems to which I am subject. It is in my quest for understanding that I employ the use of multiples to express the complex and iterative nature of studying a given concept “in-the-round.”
Katrina “Kat” Kauffman is an award winning artist based in Buffalo, NY, who received her BFA in Craft from Oregon College of Art and Craft. She has work in the permanent collection of the Chicago Cultural Center and a bound book commission in the Library of Congress. Kauffman has exhibited in galleries nationwide, with an upcoming solo show in March 2022 at the Duende Art Gallery in Silo city. She was most recently named as a finalist considered for the Wingate Fellowship, and had her piece, Span Brace Kneel sold at auction for $3,000 at Art of the Vine. Past awards include an Arts for Life grant and an Honorable Mention from the Young Arts Council.