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 representation, seeing, and being seen.
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, Beta Main, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Central Park Gallery, PAM, Angels Gate Cultural Center, and O Project Space. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including: New American Paintings blog, the Huffington Post, OC Weekly, Fox TV 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), Glendale Arts and Culture grant (2020), and was a resident artist for Chloe Flores Facebook (2013) and Erie Arts and Culture (2020). Sikorski lives and works in Los Angeles.