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Katherine​ ​Spinella​ ​(b.​ ​1985​ ​Michigan)​ ​uses​ ​printmaking,​ ​sculpture,​ ​and​ ​photography​ ​as​ ​a​ ​means​ ​of archiving​ ​and​ ​deconstructing​ ​objects​ ​and​ ​materials​ ​in​ ​search​ ​of​ ​their​ ​embedded​ ​ideological​ ​meaning. Exploring​ ​the​ ​fallacy​ ​of​ ​human​ ​dominance​ ​and​ ​mastery​ ​over​ ​nature​ ​through​ ​found​ ​moments​ ​of​ ​lost replication,​ ​she​ ​considers​ ​life​ ​distilled​ ​and​ ​concentrated​ ​into​ ​the​ ​quiet​ ​physicality​ ​of​ ​objects​ ​that​ ​are​ ​cast away,​ ​cover​ ​or​ ​encase.​ ​Spinella​ ​instructs​ ​printmaking​ ​and​ ​foundations​ ​courses​ ​at​ ​universities​ ​and non-profit​ ​art​ ​organizations.​ ​Currently,​ ​she​ ​is​ ​instructing​ ​printmaking​ ​part-time​ ​at​ ​Oregon​ ​State University,​ ​University​ ​of​ ​Oregon,​ ​and​ ​will​ ​soon​ ​be​ ​teaching​ ​foundations​ ​courses​ ​at​ ​Linn-Benton Community​ ​College.​ ​Spinella​ ​has​ ​recently​ ​served​ ​as​ ​an​ ​instructor​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Independent​ ​Publishing Resource​ ​Center​ ​and​ ​Oregon​ ​College​ ​of​ ​Art​ ​and​ ​Craft.

Recently​ ​her​ ​work​ ​has​ ​been​ ​included​ ​in​ ​exhibitions​ ​at​ ​at​ ​UNA​ ​Gallery​ ​in​ ​Portland,​ ​Ore.;​ ​Portland​ ​Art Museum​ ​in​ ​Portland,​ ​Ore.;​ ​Pacific​ ​University​ ​in​ ​Forest​ ​Grove,​ ​Ore.;​ ​Kala​ ​Art​ ​Institute​ ​in​ ​Berkeley,​ ​Cal.;​ ​and Disjecta​ ​Contemporary​ ​Art​ ​Center​ ​in​ ​Portland,​ ​Ore.​ ​She​ ​has​ ​received​ ​two​ ​professional​ ​development grants​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Oregon​ ​Arts​ ​Commission​ ​to​ ​attend​ ​residencies​ ​at​ ​Kala​ ​Art​ ​Institute​ ​and​ ​Vermont​ ​Studio Center.​ ​Additionally,​ ​she​ ​has​ ​attended​ ​residencies​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Portland​ ​Art​ ​Museum,​ ​Women’s​ ​Studio Workshop,​ ​and​ ​exhibited​ ​her​ ​work​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Musée​ ​de​ ​Charmey​ ​in​ ​Switzerland.​ ​In​ ​2017​ ​she​ ​was​ ​selected for​ ​a​ ​publication​ ​fellowship​ ​through​ ​Peripheral​ ​Vision​ ​Arts​ ​by​ ​curator​​ ​and​ ​critic​ ​Georgia​ ​Erger​​ ​to​ ​be included​ ​in​ ​the​ ​forthcoming​ ​journal,​ ​Issue​ ​7.​ ​Spinella​ ​received​ ​her​ ​M.F.A.​ ​in​ ​interdisciplinary​ ​studio​ ​arts with​ ​an​ ​emphasis​ ​in​ ​printmaking​ ​and​ ​sculpture​ ​from​ ​the​ ​University​ ​of​ ​Oregon​ ​in​ ​2013.​ ​She​ ​currently lives​ ​in​ ​Portland,​ ​Ore.​ ​See​ ​her​ ​projects​ ​at​ ​www.katherinespinella.com.

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