LA artist Katy Ann Gilmore, who I’ve been obsessively following on Instagram for quite some time now because I can’t get enough of everything triangles, is blowing up. She earned her BA in Mathematics, Art, and Spanish from Greenville College in Greenville, IL and an MFA in Visual Art from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA. Her work is unique in that she takes a lot of inspiration from her background in mathematics and merges it with both nature and art, resulting in intricate drawings that exist in their own space.
Her recent interest are using white ink on dark paper, and includes a lot of thoughts about paths and dissolving areas of landscape-like forms. You can see how she grows her organic forms using geometry and brings them together with nature like a topographic map, and you can even watch her making them in her short process videos on Instagram.Connected Vertices Number 4, 2015
5″ x 7″
pen and acrylic ink on 140 lb paper
Katy will be showing in Gauntlet Gallery’s annual 12×12 show opening March 11 in San Francisco, and is currently doing a residency with Red Bull House of Art in Detroit, which culminates in an exhibition opening April 29 with the other two resident artists.