Katie Gordon – Artist – Drawings
Katie Gordon Artist Statement
Born in 1989 and originally from a small farming town in Zimbabwe, Perth-based artist Katie Gordon creates stunning, photo-realistic coloured pencil drawings celebrating the beauty found in nature and life’s everyday simple pleasures. With a love for art that blossomed throughout high school, alongside a tug towards more academic pursuits, Katie studied Theatre Design for a year at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2008, before enrolling in a Bachelor of Business. After graduation, she worked for three years as a Corporate Accountant, prior to taking a leap of faith and resigning from her job in 2016 to focus on combining her two passions for creativity and business.
Alongside her arts practice, Katie works part-time as Co-ordinator at Joondalup Art Gallery, affording her the opportunity for a hands-on role in supporting the local arts community.
2018 (currently completing): Australia Online Courses: Advanced Certificate of Art Curator Studies
2009 – 2012: Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Campus: Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
2008: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts: Advanced Diploma of Design for Live Production, Theatre and Events (Completed first year)
2002 – 2006: Carine Senior High School TER: 95.95
RELEVANT WORK HISTORY
March 2016 – Present: Self-employed Visual Artist: Katie Gordon Gallery Hyper-realistic still-life drawings
June & October 2017: Gallery Attendant for City of Joondalup
January 2017 – Present: Gallery Co-ordinator, Joondalup Art Gallery 4/48 Central Walk Joondalup, WA.
January 2013 – March 2016: Corporate Accountant, Nexia Perth, WA.
2018: ‘Our Land, Our Hands, Our Minds and Our Eyes’ group exhibition for City of Joondalup Urban Couture (Invitational)
June 2017: City of Joondalup Community Art Exhibition
October 2017: City of Joondalup Community Invitation Art Award