Charlotte Street Foundation identifies the needs and fuels the evolution of an ever-changing multidisciplinary arts ecosystem, acting as its primary provocateur. We cultivate the contemporary, the exceptional, and the unexpected in the practice of artists working in and engaging with the Kansas City Art Community

Resident Check In: Kathy Liao

What is your artistic medium?

Oil painting, drawing, collage, pencils and markers, prints!

What do you hope to explore in your art during your time at Charlotte Street?

Using drawings/collages I’ve made in the last year and a half as a jumping off point, I’m hoping to create a series of paintings that explore narrative and intimate spaces.

In what ways do you utilize your space for your art practice?

Making a giant sprawling mess and working on multiple canvases at the same time.

Walk us through a typical day in your studio…

Get the studio, I would usually start out with some small collages or just flip through some art books for inspirations. I work on multiple pieces at the same time so I would jump from one piece to another throughout the day.  I work with layers of glazes on my paintings, so I would paint on one and switch my attention to another piece while the first one is drying.

What is the first piece of art you remember grabbing your attention? At what age? Why do you think it did?

I’ll have to think about it.

Whose studio do you find yourself wandering to in your downtime?

I always wander to the other end of the studio and see if Nash and Neil were there.  As I’m waiting for my lunch in the common area microwave, I like checking out Monica and Boi Boi’s studio.  I love the evolving window display at Jahaira and Andrew’s studio!

What events do you have coming up in the near future?

I have a solo exhibit at Kiosk Gallery coming up in March.  After that, I’m jetting off to Seattle for another solo exhibit at Prographica Gallery in May.
What are some of your plans post-residency?

Find another studio space and make more work!

About jamespmcnamara

I'm a poet who lives in Kansas City, Missouri. I'm currently and always working on new idras. Anybody wanna buy some? You should. I've been told by a few folks that aren't my mom that it's pretty good.

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