Katie Knoeringer’s debut exhibition as a BRG artist member, “Verdant,” is a collection of both drawings and paintings which shed light on both her process and her surroundings. She likens the drawings included in the series to daydreams in that they have several locations layered into them, and pets or people from different streets in her Hammond, LA neighborhood. “The daydreamer can be in two places at once, one is actual, the other in her head,” explains Knoeringer. “Another way to think about it is like simultaneous narratives in a book; you get to read about something going on in one part of the city, and in the next chapter you can read what was going on meanwhile somewhere else.” The paintings in this collection of works represent the beginning of an exploration of where drawing and painting overlap for the artist. “I want to take what is interesting about a drawing and articulate it in paint which I am finding is a delicate endeavor.”
Originally from Long Valley, New Jersey, Knoeringer received her Bachelors of Fine Arts and Bachelors of Science in Art Education at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. She earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from Louisiana State University in 2011 before being invited to join the BRG artist membership in the Fall of 2012. To date, her work has been exhibited across the United States including spaces in Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Arkansas and in the popular “No Dead Artists” show at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery (New Orleans, LA) in 2009. Knoeringer currently serves as a drawing and painting instructor at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA.