About the Artist
Katie Hartley; I am a Washington, D.C. based multi-media artist and a graduate of the PAFA post-baccalaureate program in 2018. With this work, I study my growth as a person. By cutting up my clothes and creating collage sculptures, I break down the person I have been to figure out who I want to be. While I tear old clothes, I break down ignorance and previous prejudices. As I incorporate personal artifacts from my family, I think about how my personal history and relationships affect my view of the world. And as I layer these fragments into a new image, I see a personal growth that is necessary to become an awake, changing force in a modern society that needs it.