Chicago artist Kate Perryman works in a variety of materials and techniques that include painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Perryman has exhibited her works in Seattle, St. Louis, New York, and her native Chicago since completing her BFA at Kansas City Art Institute in 2001 and her MFA at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2010. Perryman is a CAAP grant recipient, and her recent exhibition record includes Zhou B Art Center, Fort Gondo Compound of the Arts, Hoofprint Editions, and The Learning Machine.
‘I thrive on the element of chance in the studio, trawling for marks and materials that present a visual aftermath of the hand. “Catch as Catch Can” consists of mixed media pieces and monotypes initially inspired by 19th century animal trap illustrations. These renderings began to emerge – both crude and labored – as age-old devices and practical means for catching prey. I view these mechanisms as a metaphor for the creative process, self-contradiction, the urban landscape, and the observations of contemporary human interaction. Through the application of marks, materials, color, and shape I respond to the emotional/psychological lures that exist throughout the everyday.’