During her month long residency at Instar Lodge, Katie Grove will expand her most recent project, Great Migrations, by investigating actual woman naturalists of the 19th and 20th centuries, in particular Margaret Morse Nice, an ornithologist and naturalist born in 1883. In this work, she takes the details of her life and the meticulous data and observations she collected during her career and will reimagine them into drawings and book art pieces.
Katie Grove's perceptive paintings, drawings, and mixed-media sculptures reflect her interest in combining art and the scientific study of nature. From detailed drawings of the hundreds of pieces in a bird’s nest to whimsical biographies of female naturalists of the 19th century, her work has a strong sense of storytelling. She draws on her backgrounds in printmaking, watercolor, and textile techniques including quilting, plant dyes, book arts and basketry to create a wide range of work.
To view her studio work please inquire at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit her website to learn more about Instar Lodge’s inaugural 2017 artist in resident.