Katharine Heyl

Katharine Heyl is a mixed media artist currently residing in Washington, DC. Using the thread as a medium, Katharine deconstructs the base colors by applying color theory techniques. Hammering hundreds of brass nails, then weaving fragile thread back and forth, results in a contrast of the materials similar to the contrast of a single color thread against a different hue, shade, or complementary. The intricate placement allows the color to express simply the best versions of itself while having a dramatic and psychological effect on the viewer. Her work has been exhibited at Beard and Weil Gallery, Burren College of Art, The Arts Club of Washington, Blagdon Alley, D’art Center, and Willow Street Gallery (solo show). She received a BFA in Studio Art from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. When not in her studio, she enjoys being inspired by the natural world and spending time with her 9-year-old son.