Katy Ferrarone received her BFA in Painting from Syracuse University in 1998 and an AAS in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design in 2004. She has had solo exhibitions in Singapore, Telluride, Colorado and Connecticut. She has been featured in publications such as: The New York Times, Venue Magazine, The Fairfieldista and The Fairfield Citizen. She lives and works in Singapore with her husband and three young sons.
I am currently creating a body of work around the idea of mindfulness. Through the use of color, mixed media, space and scale, I depict the emotions I am feeling at the time the work is created. These images are essentially maps of what my mind and body are experiencing at the particular moment. My plan is to ask the questions: Can we stay in a mindful state? What happens to the brain when we are mindful or focused on our one particular emotion, without judgment? Each work is a direct expression of my particular state of mind and what emotions it travels through during the art-making process. My hope is to create a basis of conversation with my work. I'd like to open discussions about the ability of the mind to remain present and to ultimately find peace. ~ Katy Ferrarone
BFA Syracuse University 1998
Parsons School of Design AAS 2002
The Substation Gallery, Singapore
Southport Galleries, Southport, CT USA
Voltz Clarke Gallery, New York, NY USA
New York Times June 2016 Metro Section