Overview

b. 1987; Lives and works in Maryland

Kathryn Mecca's paintings capture the human figure as a vehicle to express ideas of presence, intimacy, movement, and perception. Influenced by her time in Europe studying art history with an emphasis on Fascism and Medieval Italian Art, Mecca utilizes traditional and labor-intensive oil painting methods that blend with the artist’s unique language as a contemporary painter. Her forms dance across the canvas, giving movement to uniquely quiet and nuanced moments.

In 2010, she received her BA in Visual Art and Sociology from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, where she received the Ruth Crockett Prize award for excellence in art. In 2020, she received her MFA from Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

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