Katherine Knight has a MFA from American University, and a BA from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. Although Katherinbe specializes in Painting and Drawing, she has also worked on various theatrical productions as a puppet and mask maker, and dabbles in film. She is an Associate Professor of Visual Art at Montgomery College in Takoma Park, MD, where she also oversees the campus Artist in Residence Program, as well as exhibitions in the campus’s three galleries.
Prior to Montgomery College, Katherine was an adjunct professor at the Corcoran College of Art in DC, where her early adoption of the iPad as a useful extension of a traditional painting practice enabled her to create one of the first plein air iPad classes to be offered anywhere. She has been a Visiting Artist at the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, NY, and graduate mentor for the Art Institute of Boston’s low-residency MFA program.
She has completed international residencies at the Burren College of Art in County Clare, Ireland, and at the OU Gallery on Vancouver Island, Cananda, where she also had a solo show. Her series of paintings entitled The Shakespeare Project was featured as part of the 55th anniversary celebration of Kentucky Shakespeare in the Park in Louisville, KY, and was shown along side an authentic copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio as part of Gallaudet University’s First Folio! festival to mark the folio’s 500th anniversary. She has been featured in group shows at the Strathmore Mansion in Rockville, MD, the Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory, the Lustine Center in Hyatsville, MD, and the University of Wisconsin, Parkside. Her short, hand animated film Sunday Mornings was included in the Indie Grits Film Festival in Columbia, SC, where it was awarded the Southern Lens prize and shown on regional PBS stations. When she is not teaching or traveling, Katherine is often found in Kentucky with her husband and young son, where they have built themselves a small cabin/studio using reclaimed materials, including wood from the family’s 90 acre farm.