Katie Bell’s aesthetics of the home.

Katie bell spraypaint

Continuing our ongoing series of Brooklyn-based artist profiles, we next visit painter Katie Bell in her Sunset Park studio.

The daughter of a home builder and interior designer, the influences of her parents are apparent in Katie’s work. Working in a studio within a carpenter’s shop, she gathers the wood and construction scraps to be utilized within her work. Her abstract pieces are an explosion of home construction and interior design materials.

Katie describes herself as both a home-maker and home-wrecker, interested in the ways in which home surfaces such as carpet, wallpaper, linoleum and vinyl, relate to each other. Katie builds with historically rough construction materials but in a beautiful and softening compositions, that work to both hide and reveal. Layering in pastel hues of pink and green, she cultivates a feeling of home that is edgy and different, yet all together familiar.

Receiving her MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011, Katie’s work has been featured in numerous group shows as well as her most recent 2014 solo show titled “LIGHT WEIGHT” at Mixed Greens in New York.

(Check out our studio visit and exclusive interview on the next page…)