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Artist Statement


   I am delighted to participate in this exhibit—I love the Academy and am grateful every day for the education and support I received there—here’s to skill and friendship! 

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   Kate Javens was born in Missouri and spent her childhood in Japan, Mexico, and the bicoastal United States. She attended the Pennsylvania State University and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Javens is a Golden Foundation Residency Fellow, a three-time MacDowell Fellow, a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Painting Fellow, and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts Disciplinary Winner in Painting. Her works are held in private and public collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum, the Palmer Museum of Art at the Pennsylvania State University, the Telfair Museum of Art, the Blanden Art Museum, and the Connecticut College Print Collection.  A monograph, Kate Javens, American Beasts, was published by the Blanden Museum and distributed by D.A.P., 2008.  Kate Javens lives and works in New York City.