I'm Katie Brennan.
I'm an artist based in Canada with a proclivity (and long obsession with) Line, Bold / Bright Colour, Design, Gouache and Abstraction.
I LOVE what I do.
Art School All the Way
I’m an art school kid through and through. I went to Emily Carr University (BFA) in Vancouver and the University of Guelph (MFA).
Stepping onto my Own Path
Upon the completion of my MFA, I moved back to the beautiful Okanagan Valley in Western Canada. Here, I began to decompress from grad school - letting go of methods, practices and concepts that didn’t work for me anymore and letting in my own way of working.
Hello From Atlanta, Georgia...
A number of years ago now, I received an email from the Wendover Art Group, asking if I would consider submitting some work for a package they were presenting to Crate & Barrel. I said “Yes” and now have the good fortune of having my work in Crate & Barrel, Williams Somona Home and featured in interior design work in House Beautiful and House and Home. My work has also appeared on various TV shows, including ABC's Forever.
Awakening My Inner Entrepreneur
Slowly but surely I’ve been stepping away from what I learned about how to be an artist in art school and embracing my entrepreneurial spirit, my love of Design AND Art and letting it take it’s own form
Letting it All Flow
Now I launch the latest incarnation of katiebrennan.ca, one that fully embraces what I do and shares that love in a big way - sign up for my newsletter to get First Dibs on New Work, commissions and custom prints, and news on where my work is now.
Katie Brennan is an artist, art administrator, curator and art consultant currently based in Kelowna, BC. She completed her MFA at the University of Guelph in Guelph Ontario and her BFA at Emily Carr University in Vancouver BC. She has exhibited work across Canada, the United States and England. Her work has been offered at major retailers such as Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma Home and appeared in interior design work in House Beautiful and House and Home.
She has completed artist residencies at the Banff Centre (2011), the Caetani Cultural Centre (2015, 2016 / 2017) and UBC Okanagan (2015).
She has completed Public Art projects at the University of Guelph and in Lake Country, BC. She has taught at the University of Guelph and the University of British Columbia's Okanagan campus. Her writing has appeared in Border Crossings and Galleries West magazines.
Her curatorial work includes shows at the Helen Pitt Art Gallery, the Concourse Gallery at Emily Carr University, Gallery Vertigo, UBC Okanagan’s FINA Gallery, and the Lake Country Art Gallery where she is served as its Curator from 2011 - 2015. She has also put on several pop-up galleries in 2013, in and around Kelowna. In October 2014, she launched the Okanagan Art Review, an online magazine and member website about visual art in the Okanagan Valley, of which she is the Founder and Editor in Chief. This project concluded in 2015 when she took on the role of Executive Director of the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan (ARTSCO).