Featured Artist of the Month

Kate Norris

The Peninsula Gallery's Featured Artist of the Month event highlights a different artist each month. The line-up of participants includes some of the gallery resident artists, repeat exhibitors, and artists entirely new to the space. Visit the gallery each month to see the featured artist's special collection and follow our Facebook and Instagram pages to learn behind-the-scenes information about their background and creative process.

Artist Kate Norris

“Taxi” 20” x 16” image gallery wrapped wallpaper collage $1,200

Artist Kate Norris

“From Here to There” 24” x 18” image gallery wrapped wallpaper collage $1,000

Artist Kate Norris

“Bmore Brick” 16” x 12” image gallery wrapped wallpaper collage $950

Artist Kate Norris

“Dapper Don” 40” x 30” image gallery wrapped wallpaper collage $3,800

Artist Kate Norris

“Einstein” 20” x 16” image gallery wrapped wallpaper collage $1,300

Artist Kate Norris

“Gilligan” 10” x 20” image gallery wrapped wallpaper collage $950

Artist Kate Norris

“Snorkel” 30” x 15” image gallery wrapped wallpaper collage $1,700

Artist Kate Norris

“Pirouette” 30” x 24” image gallery wrapped wallpaper collage $1,800

Artist Kate Norris

“Wild Carrot” 16” x 12” image gallery wrapped wallpaper collage $900

Artist Kate Norris

“Trigger” 24” x 36” image gallery wrapped wallpaper collage $3,400

For the month of August, we're excited to welcome Maryland contemporary artist, Kate Norris, to our gallery as this month's featured artist. 

 

Kate Norris is a teaching artist from Baltimore, MD. Her current body of work gives homage to naturalists and illustrators from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. Norris’ mixed media collages are made from tearing vintage wallpaper and reconstructing the pieces in a new way, giving new meaning with a modern sensibility. Her collages open up conversations about process, techniques, and symbolic associations. 

Norris graduated with a BA from Stanford University and earned her MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has exhibited her work in San Francisco, New York City, Tampa, Tennessee, Delaware, Philadelphia, and Baltimore.

Method

"I spent 30+ years painting with oils mostly abstract works and some large gestural floral paintings. Then, I switched to acrylic and began experimenting for a couple of years with materials, mediums, and papers. I always wanted my art to be a business, but things really started to sell when I began using collage as my medium. That was five years ago. I challenge the rules of academic artmaking through my use of torn wallpaper to 'paint' my subject matter. Formal training for me was abstract. I self-taught myself observational drawing."