Katy Schimert (born 1963 in Grand Island, New York) is an artist living and working in New York. She is represented by David Zwirner, New York.
I began making ceramic sculpture in 1992 at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where I taught sculpture. At the time, I was quite young, and still figuring out how to make my own work. UCSB has a large ceramic facility that is shared with sculpture. I noticed that the ceramics students had more patience and a more intimate understanding of the physical qualities of their work. In an effort increase my own relationship with sculpture I began experimenting with clay and eventually making ceramic sculptures.
For the past several years I have become increasing interested in the decorative and applied arts. Ceramics is a craft. It is a wide and varied field that absorbs and collaborates with every other art disciplines. My goal is to help students find their interests and realize their potential in the specific ceramic field they wish to enter.
Katy received her B.A. from the Philadelphia College of Art in 1985 and her M.F.A. from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut in 1989.
She has been the focus of solo exhibitions at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California (1999) and The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (1997). She was recently included in the group exhibitions: …drawling, stretching and fainting in coils…, Fest-Spiele+ 2007, Pinakothek der Moderne and National theater, Munich, Germany (2007); Sculptors Drawing, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado (2007). Her work was also included in the 1997 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1997) and the 23rd São Paulo Biennale in São Paulo, Brazil (1996).
Since 1989, Katy has been a lecturer in sculpture at Yale University and UCSB, an adjunct professor and sculpture department coordinator at New York University and Visiting Professor of Sculpture at both Harvard University and New York University. In 2011 she taught drawing in foundation studies at RISD.
- BA, University of the Arts
- MFA, Yale University
ADVANCED DESIGN STUDIOS
CERAMICS IN INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE
FIRST YEAR GRADUATE STUDIO CERAMICS
GRADUATE THESIS, CERAMICS