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Gallery Showcases Paintings of Katherine Sullivan

Painting, drawing and the application of color theory are artist Katherine Sullivan’s specialties. Her exhibition continues through Nov. 3.

Visiting artist Katherine Sullivan presents “Force Drift II” in the Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery at Alma College from Oct. 3 through Nov. 3.

More than 20 of Sullivan’s paintings are displayed in the exhibition. Most of her works “create an intersection of Western European traditions of painting with styles and motifs borrowed from India as she explores boundaries of abstract/representational, color/form and direct/indirect methods of painting,” says Dan Connolly, gallery director.

Recipient of Competitive Grants

Sullivan has been a member of the Hope College art faculty since 2003. Painting, drawing and the application of color theory are among her specialties.

In recent years, Sullivan has received several competitive grants, including a Fulbright and two Andrew W. Mellon grants. These grants have allowed her to travel to Venice, Mexico City, South Africa, New Delhi and London. In 2013-14, while doing research in New Delhi, Sullivan also was a visiting professor at Jamia Millia Islamia, a public university in New Delhi.

Artwork Displayed Nationally

Sullivan has earned a national presence with her artwork displayed in locations from Massachusetts to the state of Washington. She has a B.F.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.F.A. from Boston University.

Connolly says it was through a recommendation that Sullivan’s work was brought to his attention. Her accomplished resume coupled with the gallery’s efforts to showcase regional artists made Sullivan a prime candidate for displaying artwork at Alma College.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. A gallery reception with the artist takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3. Admission is free and open to the public.

Story published on October 03, 2016