20 Jul Katie Taft
Katie Taft was born and raised in Colorado, spent 12 years in the Northwest, and returned to Denver. In 2001, Katie received her BFA from Marylhurst University and has studied Political Science with an emphasis in Social Justice Issues at Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. Both Art and Political Science influence Katie’s life.
Taft references universal stories such as myths, folklore, philosophy, and religion in her art by exploring how these stories can manifest themselves in our lives; it is an “exploration of the real and the imaginary, the material and the idea.”
She has considerable experience teaching art at the Children’s Museum in Portland, Oregon and arts organizations throughout Colorado. Taft’s work has been showcased throughout Colorado, Portland, Oregon, Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and Santa Fe, NM. She is represented in private and public collections in the US and received Westword’s Mastermind Award in 2006.