Katee Boyle / Scarlett Forge Studio
Katee Boyle, B: Chadds Ford, Pennyslyvania explores a wide range of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, video, words, sound and installation to create the artifacts and narratives attributed to her work. A conceptually-driven expressionist, her stories stem from personal tributes to an unyielding faith in the power of emotional responses.
Boyle's work responds to the question: what does it mean to feel human, unapologetically from the female perspective. The manifestation of Her documents offers a representation of memory energized by a sense of momentum. Her work shares a strong temporal dimension - a place where past, present, and future are always meeting, often colliding or in conflict. Boyle's work resonates with a tug of memoir, the desire to move forward but always with a strong gravitational pull of the past. Speaking in a viscerally raw language of unbridled honestly on female invisibility and social conditioning, Boyle presents the viewer with a deconstructed female perspective on emotional life.
Boyle's Artifacts reflect on cultural and gender-nuanced elements of life: birth, death, mother, family, discord, trust and healing. Her work explores the mapping of connections and growth between that which is tangible and that which is most often unmentionable and fleeting. Her narratives embody the external social messages that speak to personal and private but simultaneously mingle and resonate with her audience as emotionally-responsive, collectively shared experiences.
Boyle's work is in private collections internationally. She has exhibited at SOFA Chicago, is a 2018 Winterthur Museum Maker- Creator Fellow and a 2021 United State Artist Nominee.