Opening Reception: August 15, 2014 7-10 Pm
On View: 08/11- 08/23
In my creative work, I fracture cultural constructs such as gender, beauty, and the body politic to expose, examine, and critique their social and historical assumptions. For some time fairy tales and fantasy have inspired my imagination and curiosity about their effects on women’s roles and the construction of their identities. I also create and infiltrate the spaces between the dyad and its effects on gender, perceived beauty, and the body politic. At the intersections of various mediums, I create work that infiltrates and disrupts the cultural constructs of gender, beauty and the body politic found in fairy tales and fantasy.
About the Artist:
Katie Hovencamp was born in Newton, NJ in 1986. She began her professional studies at the Baum School of Art in Allentown, PA and received her BFA from Arizona State University in 2009 and her MFA and the Pennsylvania State University in 2014. Hovencamp has exhibited her work in numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally. She was the recipient of the University Graduate Fellowship at the Pennsylvania State University in 2012 and the ISC Outstanding Student Achievement award in 2014. Hovencamp’s work will be published in the October 2014 edition of sculpture magazine. She has taught at various institutions such as the Edna Vihel Center for the Arts, Totts Gap Art Institute, and the Pennsylvania State University.