Birth: San Jose, California 1986
Current residence: Portland, Oregon
Katie Dunbar uses objects and experiences to create work that reflects her obsessive conversation analyzing the human experience, cohabitation, and utility. Her work places importance on larger collectives -- emphasizing mass, patterns, inclusion, community, and success through cooperation 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. 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.