Katie Koenig

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Katie Koenig

United States


The most important fragments of our lives are the memories we have and the ones we have yet to make. Though I paint humble objects, I hope my work reminds you of forgotten moments and the people you share them with.

I am an acrylic artist who has been drawing and painting my whole life, telling my mom when I was just five years old that I was going to be an artist when I grew up. I wanted to make what I thought was a stable career out of my love for art by pursuing illustration. After earning a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design, however, I realized that painting was my true passion. I settled in the suburbs of Pittsburgh where I was born and raised and began to paint images of the places and objects that have impacted me the most. I focus on dramatic, yet simple still life paintings of foods and objects. Painting is my way of processing the world around me. I paint to preserve memories and the beauty found in simplicity, and to reflect on the biggest ideas and feelings that take up space in my heart.


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