Katherine Spinella is an american artist currently based in Portland, OR. Exploring the fallacy of human dominance and mastery over nature through found moments of lost replication, Spinella considers life distilled and concentrated into the quiet physicality of objects that are cast away, cover or encase. Spinella uses printmaking, sculpture, and photography as a means of archiving and deconstructing objects and materials in search of their embedded ideological meaning.
Spinella has been included in exhibitions at Musée de Charmey in Charmey, Switzerland and Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, OR. Recently her work has been exhibited at One Grand Gallery in Portland, OR; OSU Woodshop Projects in Corvallis, OR; UNA Gallery in Portland, OR; and the Portland Art Museum. In 2017, Spinella was selected as a Publication Fellow for Peripheral Vision: Journal Issue No. 7, III. Artist as Archivist, written by Georgia Erger. She has attended residencies at Women’s Studio Workshop, Kala Art Institute, Vermont Studio Center, and has received two grants from the Oregon Arts Commission. She received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Studio Practice with an emphasis in Printmaking and Installation/sculpture from the University of Oregon in 2013.