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Katie Gordon Artist

KATIE GORDON drawings for sale. Emerging Perth based artist Katie Gordon is gaining fast recognition for her hyper-realistic still life drawings. Katie spent her early years in Zimbabwe and grew up in a creative and business driven family. After studying and working as a corporate accountant, she is now successfully combining these two influences in her art practice. Katie Gordon’s drawings are highly detailed and time intensive. From start to finish she uses the finest quality materials and her unique style exudes individuality and lasting appeal. “I’ve been intentional in producing work that I hope will be loved, cherished and handed down through the generations”.

Katie Gordon - Artist Biography

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.

EDUCATION

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.

EXHIBITIONS:

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

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READ: KATIE GORDON – UP CLOSE & PERSONAL

 

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