Katherine A White

I pursued the visual arts as a child and continued with elective fine art courses throughout university. Following graduation, I studied ceramics through private lessons and adult courses at Fanshawe College and the Durham West Art Centre.

Returning to Kitchener, ON, I continued ceramics lessons and shared a pottery studio at Globe Studios. While there, I also studied painting and experimented with wool fibre as a medium for visual art. Bayfield’s Main Street Gallery launched my professional art career by showing my fibre work in 2015. I was featured as a Contemporary Artist at the St. Jacobs Quilt Festival in 2016, and in 2017, had a solo exhibition in Kitchener City Hall’s Rotunda Gallery, with a second at the Blyth Festival Art Gallery in 2018. That same year, I was honoured with a Kingsbrae International Artist Residency in St. Andrews, NB. In 2022, I swapped fibre mediums for acrylic paint when my proposed sail design was accepted for a public art project in Bayfield, ON. My work has also been selected for numerous group shows across Ontario and private collections internationally.

My current paintings explore local landscapes and species as a base for exploring and connecting to my ancestral history and the deeper mystery and symbolism of the natural world.