b. 1983, Tustin, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles
Kate Sikorski’s mixed media drawings experiment with ways of portraying that are characterized by friendship, dialogue, openness, listening, agency, personhood, and collaborative representation. Although primarily working from direct observation, Sikorski’s work is concept driven, attempting to subtly activate the viewer to consider–often times silly– solutions to unsolved ethical problems of figural representation, seeing, and being seen.
With consent, Sikorski shares pictorial space with each sitter’s perception, through collaged, digital screen captures of his or her self representations online, or through their handwritten response to Sikorski’s depiction of them on the work itself.
Her collages and associations of landscape drawings further explore “perspective” as a pun. Imagining herself as a drone or a bee in flight, she plans, makes, and later joins her drawings so that they cinematically unfold in linear paths of attention; presented as perceived from a vantage point that is constantly evolving through space and time, yet always subjective.
Sikorski received her BA in Global Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara (2006) and her MFA from California State University, Long Beach (2011). Sikorski has participated in exhibitions at the Torrance Art Museum, El Segundo Art Museum, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, and Alexander Salazar Fine Art. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including: New American Paintings blog, the Huffington Post, OC Weekly, Fox News San Diego, Blue Magazine (Japan), and TIDE magazine (Germany). Sikorski was the recipient of a Jeanie Anderson Memorial Grant (2005), a Kick Starter grant (2011), and was a resident artist (March 2013) on the user based curatorial platform and public exhibition space Chloe Flores Facebook. Sikorski lives and works in Los Angeles.