Katie Halton makes acrylic paintings on canvas and velvet, and objects from low-fi materials: cardboard, wire, tape, paper, and plaster. She portrays interior spaces, objects, and characters via imagination, subconscious, and viscera. Her work is selfish salve for her existential crisis. Through it she expresses comfort, discomfort, playfulness, sadness, humor, and cynicism. She is influenced by miniatures, natural history dioramas, punk, literature, and pop culture. Katie has participated in numerous exhibitions and has received multiple awards and residency fellowships.
Self Portrait with Incision and Chihuahua (Frida Kahlo Paper Doll Book), 2015, Acrylic and marker on purple velvet
Self Portrait with Cigarette and Baby (Frida Kahlo Paper Doll Book), 2015, Acrylic and marker on canvas