Katelyn Alain was born in 1979 in Boston, MA. She lives and works in Los Angeles.
Alain’s paintings first gained national attention through a 2007 Wall Street Journal article while she was a graduate student in Wisconsin. She has since exhibited in New York and Los Angeles.
Alain holds Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Hartford Art School that included one year of study at the Marchutz Painting School in Aix-en-Provence, France.
Alain’s paintings combine memory and imagined events with direct visual representation to create figures that exist in a dreamy world of past and present. The figures in Alain’s paintings exist in a visually tumultuous world that dissipates as it comes into being. Alain’s paintings are psychological landscapes exploring the nature of self-perception and how humans interpret experiences throughout the passing of time.