Birth: San Jose, California 1986
Current residence: Portland, Oregon
Katie Dunbar creates objects reflecting her interests in the human experience, cohabitation, utility, and being. Her work challenges the human scale, recognizable patterns, community, and commitment. While her sculptural pieces are visually inviting, they critique our interactions with material objects, suggesting both highlights and errors in consumption, uniformity, and disposable tendencies. Her paintings, on the contrary, provide seclusion, silence, and tranquility to the viewer. Dunbar's work reflects how systems function simultaneously, creating intentional metaphors for various larger societal conversation at hand. She hopes to offer new connections and a deeper focus on one's own day-to-day life. Directly inspired by her own fast-paced existence, Dunbar feels it is necessary to slow down and take note of smaller, positive, moments in life, thus naturally creating an unconscious sense of appreciation for our everyday.
Since completing a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, her practice has been more focused on her personal interests, lifestyle, and habits. 2016 will be the year she creates a tiny house for her to inhabit as a home dwelling.