Katy Moran
British, born 1975
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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Tate
Selected exhibitions
2018
Modern Art at EXPO CHICAGO 2018,
Modern Art
2016
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art at Art16,
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art
2015
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art at Art15 London,
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art

In her small canvases, Katy Moran evokes the sensation of a split-second glimpse of a distant image. The British painter starts with images found on the Internet, torn from magazines, or snapped with her cell phone, and then interprets them in loose, abstract strokes of paint until a new figurative image appears. She allows the composition to develop on its own, working with the canvas upside down to avoid dictating the form her images will take, resulting in works that have been compared to Cecily Brown and Willem de Kooning. “I wanted paintings to be figurative, but not at the expense of the paint,” Moran has said. “I didn't want to constrict the paint, force it to do something. I wanted to let it do what it wanted to do.”