Kathryn Keller Larkins
New York, NY, USA


Visual Art

Kathryn Keller Larkins is an artist interested in questions about how individuals join and depart from the group experience. In her most recent body of work, she is reflecting on contemporary and historical power relationships. Larkins uses police dashcam footage, diagrams from military equipment and vehicles, US Population and Housing Census forms, photographs of New York City playgrounds, video from amusement and skate parks, and stills from citizen journalism of encounters between law enforcement officers and the public as source materials for her painting, printmaking, and installations. She renders selected details of these artifacts in sumi ink, silkscreen, and gouache on translucent grounds, and the resulting work is large-scale and layered. Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1971, Larkins lives and works in New York City. She has exhibited across the United States, as well as in Germany and France, and her works are held in private collections globally. 

Kathryn Keller Larkins was born in Chicago, Illinois and has been living and working in New York City since 2002. She studied from 2006-2013 at the Art Students League of New York, where she developed her watercolor approach, creating atmospheric landscape and social commentary. She is currently a candidate for her MFA in Studio Art at CUNY -- City College where she has expanded her practice to include printmaking, video, and installation art. Larkins was awarded the Art Student League’s Fantasy Fountain Fund grant for travel in 2010, the American Watercolor Society’s Mary Bryan Memorial Medal in 2012, Chashama Studio Residencies from 2015-2020, and the Therese McCabe Ralston Connor grant in 2019. Her work was included in North Light Books’ Splash 15 and Splash 19: The Best of Watercolor and her watercolor process was the subject of a feature article in the December 2017 issue of Watercolor Artist magazine. Larkins currently teaches courses in the Art and Design department at St. John’s University, Queens. Her work is held in private collections globally, and she has exhibited her paintings across the United States, as well as in Germany and France.

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