Kate Harkins

Artist Statement

My work is about the paint itself, and the play that happens when I create time and space for the unraveling of the logical, every day side of myself. These paintings are a record of my experiments with paint, in those unraveled moments. Immersed in color and experimentation, I enjoy juxtaposing different things, and everything is fair game –fabric, the seemingly wrong color and the wayward line.


Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA 98118

CORE Gallery, Seattle WA




Rainier Chamber of Commerce, Seattle WA

2010 Blackbird Café Bainbridge Island, WA

2007 Freemont Classic, Seattle, WA 2006 Columbia City Cinema, Seattle, WA

2004 Café Verite, Seattle, WA



2005-2014 Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA

2012 Anne Focke Gallery, Seattle City Hall, Seattle WA

2011 Mercer Island Event Center, Mercer Isl. WA

2008 Robert Daniel Gallery, Tacoma WA

2007 Living Loft Gallery, Seattle WA




Artist in Residence, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle Washington


Fine Art Coursework:

1981 Boston Museum School, Boston MA

1984 Philadelphia College of Art

1998 Marin County Community College

2000-2004 Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA



President 2010-2013 Executive committee, Columbia City Gallery

Wednesday – Saturday

12:00 – 6:00 P.M.


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Plaid Over Hillman City mixed media on canvas 30” x 40” 2013