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, curator and art consultant currently based in Kelowna, BC.
As a professional artist, Katie has shown her across Canada and the United States. 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, Better Home and Gardens, and House & Home multiple times. She has completed artist residencies at the Banff Centre, the Caetani Cultural Centre and UBC Okanagan. She has also completed Public Art projects at the University of Guelph and in Lake Country, BC.
Katie holds a MFA from the University of Guelph and a BFA from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. From 2009 - 2013 she taught at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus. Her writing has appeared in Border Crossings and Galleries West magazines, as well as in exhibition catalogues for the Lake Country Art Gallery, the Vernon Art Public Gallery and Ashpa Naira Gallery.
Since returning to the Okanagan in 2009, Katie has worked through a number of art publicity projects, including: the OKnow List - an email listserv about arts and cultural events in the Okanagan 2009 - 2011; oook.ca- the next incarnation of her arts and cultural events project 2011 - 2013; Good Times Gallery - pop-up art gallery of contemporary art work 2013 and finally the Okanagan Art Review - a visual art online magazine and directory of Okanagan based artists 2014 - 2015. Recently she worked for 2 years as the Executive Director of the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan.
Katie Brennan is a full time artist.