Katherine Fries

Katherine was raised in Lincoln, Nebraska where she was immersed in stories from and about her family and their friends. These stories captivated her and were illustrated with mementos/heirlooms, photos, and imagination. Intrigued, Katherine wanted to know as much as she could about their lives. Eventually her interest would lead her to consider how she and her peers interact with history, memory, and the objects left behind. As an artist, Katherine is interested in capturing and preserving the world around her: people, their stories, rituals, possessions, and history. Her work constructs spaces that act as an externalization of an internal experience: memory. These constructions include traditional oil paintings of child-like forts, assemblage boxes, and layered prints.

Katherine recently completed her MFA from Miami University and has exhibited in a variety of juried, invitational, and group exhibitions.


Studio Visits: Katherine Fries, Lauren Ditchley and Christina Hollering from Harrison Center for the Arts on Vimeo.


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katherinejfries@gmail.com | www.katherinejfries.com