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Artist Bio

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Katie Southworth is an internationally collected abstract artist currently based in Bridgeport, CT. Originally from Darien, Connecticut she graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine with Bachelor degrees in Studio Art and Psychology. Katie discovered her signature style her senior year of college, the same year she unfortunately grieved the sudden loss of her mother. She was the recipient of the Charles Hovey Pepper Prize for her body of work featured in the 2016 Senior Capstone Exhibition. She went on to receive her Masters in Teaching at the Tufts School of the Museum of Fine Arts in May 2018. In August of 2021, after three years of teaching elementary art, she began pursuing her fine art career full time.


Over 250 of her original works are in private and public collections in 50+ cities across the nation and abroad, including New York City, Miami, LA, Canada, and more. Her first solo show "Colorjoy" in November 2021 attracted over 300 people to Opening Night, where 10 pieces sold in total, and 10% was donated to suicide prevention organizations. Katie’s work has been featured in international, local, and fine art publications including Vanity Fair, Vogue, Colby Magazine, and Create! Magazine. At this point in her career, Katie is completely independent and shows her work online, in exhibitions, out of her studio, and in art fairs across the country. Katie works out of a large studio in The Knowlton, an artist community building in Bridgeport, CT.


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Artist Statement

My work harnesses the healing power of color to promote mindfulness, joy, and mental well-being. I am inspired by emotion, memory, nature, and anything that makes me feel healthy. Color is my language, and my meditative process is my self-care. I strive for a harmonious balance of calming minimalism, captivating color complexity, and uplifting vertical line. Once I achieve that, a story or mood can emerge.


I title each painting after it is done. I listen to the story and then decide if it relates more to a memory, a human process, or a vision for the future. The last step of my process involves writing a brief statement, which helps me discover what each painting is truly about. Most viewers also have their own unique associations when engaging with my work. Through this practice, I have found that my work exposes the deeply personal nature of color as it relates to cognition, emotions, personality, and culture.


I hope my paintings serve as uplifting visual aids for mindfulness and intrinsic contemplation. I share them to provide a moment of peace, positivity, and pause for others, as they do for me. Ultimately, my mission is to foster a brighter, mentally healthier future for all. This higher purpose of my work is dedicated to my mother, Ellie. In honor of her, a percentage of all sales are donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


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My Studio

Bridgeport, CT

Currently, my studio in The Knowlton is accessible to visitors by appointment only. To schedule a time to come visit, email

305 Knowlton St

Bridgeport, CT

Sunkiss (1-8)    SOLD

6x6in (x8)

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