Katie Barrie

Katie Barrie bases her color palette and color variations on regimented schemes used in midwestern suburban neighborhoods, pointing to the interrelationship of the natural and built environment. Using highly saturated, matte acrylic paints, Barrie suppresses illusory surface effects in effort to stress the flatness of the canvas and the visual syncopation of her modulated color palette. Barrie received her BFA in Art & Design from the University of Michigan in 2011 and MFA from VCUarts in 2019. She has participated in residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, 100 West Cosicana, the Same & Adele Golden Foundation, and the Creative Center of Stövarjördur in the East Fjords of Iceland.