Katherine Lampert is an artist based in Chicago, IL. Her studio work considers texture, color, entropy, and the evolving relationship between nature and technology. Katherine's multi-layered painting process often begins with a photographic study of pattern in nature, such as a cloudscape, the lace-like remnants of a two hundred million-year-old fossilized sea creature, or the unusual markings on a rare tropical insect. These images serve as inspiration and a point of departure for her semi-abstract works.
In addition to her work as a painter, Katherine also designed custom rug and textile collections for design firms such as iconic Holly Hunt and SHIIR Rugs. Her past experience working with artisanal weavers to bring her textile works to life infuses her current approach to painting with a reverence for pattern in nature and the authenticity inherent in natural materials.
Katherine is currently exhibiting at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and has previously exhibited at The Hyde Park Art Center, The Block Museum, and The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Katherine is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and holds an MFA from Northwestern University.