Cute pic of me standing by my painting “Apocalyptic Unicorn” from the Fabbyloso Unicorn Ar

About

As a child, I found solace in drawing to keep me company while I actively daydreamed,  inhabiting worlds and scenarios which I drew onto everything in reach: paper, notebooks, the underside of my great grandmother's dining table, and the neighbor's white outdoor furniture, much to their annoyance.

 

My role as an artist is to be an etheric type of bridge-builder, connecting the realms of the subconscious and translating them into physicality through the process and creation of artworks, working primarily in oil paintings and watercolor illustrations.

Bio

Kat Shevchenko was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1979.  She studied traditional illustration at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA, and received her BFA in 2003. After graduating, she returned to her hometown of San Antonio where she further pursued art studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. During this time she began to work in a narrative pop surrealistic style while employing a range of experimentation with different media.  A turning point occurred in 2006 when she ventured to Austria to study the Old Master’s technique of painting with oils over egg tempera underpaintings. Due to the luminosity and range of details achieved with this technique, she was captivated by the range of effects she could incorporate into her paintings and felt it was an essential method she could implement to fine-tune her artistic process.
Driven by inspiration from the natural world, dreams, and life experiences within her fine art and illustration, she paints images that are fantastical and poignant in layers of cryptic symbolism with endless influences ranging from surrealism, mythology, and science fiction while exploring the visual narratives of the subconscious as it manifests in contemporary existence.  
Currently based in San Antonio, TX, along with her studio practice, she is an art educator teaching for nonprofit organizations and has been a co-curator for Triangle Collective, a local women’s artist group.

 

Artist Statement

My paintings are driven by inspiration from the natural world, dreams and life experiences which are interwoven into a personal mythos that manifests as surrealistic and cryptic imagery that engages the viewer to create their own narrative.

 

Freelance and Commission Available

To collaborate on some visual alchemy, please email me for inquiry and rates.

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Education 

2000 - 2003

2004 - 2006

Fine Arts, BFA Emphasis in Painting, University of Texas at San Antonio

BFA Illustration, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

CV (abbreviated)

Exhibitions 

 

Solo

 

2018

  Optimistic Formations , Rubio Gallery South, San Antonio, TX 12/2018

 

2016

   Crux , Provenance Gallery, San Antonio, TX 11/2016

Select Group

 

2022

 Out in the Wash Online Exhibition, Gristle Art Gallery, Brooklyn NY 1/2022 - 2/2022

 

2021

Breath of the Serpent Group Show, Studio 111, 12/2021

 

2020

Triangle Collective: Dakini, ART Matters [Co - Curator] 3/2020

 

2019

Triangle Collective: Group Show, ArtMatters, San Antonio, TX 12/2019

Art of Consciousness Take Over Brick, Brick Gallery at Blue Star 10/2019

Art of Consciousness, Galeria E.V.A. San Antonio, TX 04/06/2019

2017

The Fabbyloso Unicorn Show, Curator: Tatum,  Brick at Bluestar, San Antonio, TX 11/30/2017

Nightmares of San Antonio, Brick at Bluestar, San Antonio, TX 9/16/2017

Crossing Borders, Clamplight Gallery, San Antonio, TX 6/09/2017 - 6/30/2017 

2016

Grand Opening Group Show, Albert Gonzales Gallery, San Antonio, TX 7/08/2016 - 7/21/2016

 

2015

Women Who Dare, Carver Cultural Community Center, Curators: Sarah Castillo / Anel Flores,  San Antonio, TX 11/2015 

Una Noche En La Gloria, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, TX 9/2015

Inspired, Benefit for Inspire Fine Art Center, Radius Center, San Antonio, TX 3/2015

Art at the Jalapeno, High Wire Arts, San Antonio, TX  2/2015-3/2015

 

2011

East Austin Studio Tour,  Austin, TX, 11/2011

Art Outside, Apache Pass, TX, 10/2011

 

2010

Nueva Generación III, Curator: Alex Rubio, LoneStar Studios, San Antonio, TX, 7/2010