New York-based painter Katherine Bowling is known for her meditative and luminous paintings depicting scenes and landscapes taken from the Hudson Valley area where she lives. Bowling’s paintings and prints emulate the tradition of the Hudson River School of the 19th century, using mystery and quiet symbolism to infuse a Romanticist aesthetic into the details of the landscape. Her use of space within her compositions combined with an expressive technique help to pull her practice into the 21st century.
Katherine Bowling was born in Washington, DC and earned her BFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1978. She has been exhibiting her work since the early 1980s in New York City and throughout the United States. Bowling has received numerous awards including a National Endowment for the Arts Grant in 1991. Her work is featured in public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL; Phoenix Art Museum, AZ; and the Fisher Landau Center, NY, among others.