American, b. 1985. - Katherine Spinella transports the refuse of commerce into fractured, elevated, and philosophically personified artifacts through multi-media collage. Using digital manipulation, printmaking/printmedia, sculpture and video installation in her process. Recent projects investigate ideas of post-humanism while examining the conflation of language and images in relation to our perceptions of nature.
Spinella is Co-Founder of Carnation Contemporary, and artist-run gallery in Portland, OR founded in 2017. As a nationally and internationally exhibiting artist, she has recently exhibited in New York, NY at the NARS Foundation, in Los Angeles, CA at Outback Arthouse, and is preparing for her first major solo exhibition at Carnation Contemporary in 2020. Spinella is the recipient of grant support from the Ford Family Foundation and Oregon Arts Commission. She is a participating member of the Thunderstruck Collective, a small group centered around the exploration of land artwork though on-site visits, critical reading, and related exhibitions. She has attended residencies at Caldera Arts, Vermont Studio Center, Kala Art Institute, and Women's Studio Workshop.
Spinella is a 2013 MFA graduate from the University of Oregon. She is currently an Adjunct Instructor in Portland, OR and has years of experience working in arts administration at local non-profit organizations.