Kathy Skerritt

Archived in 2017

Biography

Kathy Skerritt is a Cleveland native artist whose work, as of 2018, has been featured in over 40 galleries and exhibitions worldwide and is part of numerous public and private collections such as the Cleveland Institute of Music and Marietta College.

Within the US, her work has been featured in the Crossroads Contemporary Grand Opening Group Exhibition in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Calvin Charles Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona, the International ArtExpo in New York, New York, Art Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, High Point in High Point, North Carolina, the Jain Marunouchi Gallery in New York, New York, the Flatfiles Contemporary Gallery in Chicago, Illinois, and many others.

Skerritt has also participated in a number of international shows and projects, including The Landfill Art Project, the Premiere of International Portfolio Project for the Colours of Freedom Foundation in Hamilton, Ontario, the Venice Biennale in Italy, and The Design House Gallery in Ontario.

A graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University with a BFA in painting, Skerritt creates abstract works that often highlight environmental patterns she has observed, including parallels between natural systems such as rivers and forests and the systems of the human body.  As she writes in her artist statement: “The body responds to the knowledge of its inwards and outward congruence with the patterns of trees and streams and cellular shapes, watery pools, electrical circuitry, the entire abundance of appearances.  The hands respond by shaping surfaces that are simultaneously appearing to be biological, geological, anatomical, metallic, and/or fluid.”

Believing in a fundamental truth, her intention as an artist is “to connect the viewer beyond the surface to the substance or process that underlies appearances, to approach a vision of that most fundamental Truth or source condition”.