Kat Geng is a Colombian-American artist based in New York City and San Francisco. Geng uses play - as a practice and an outcome - to imagine objects with renewed purpose in her colorful mixed media sculptures and installations. With a conceptual foundation and a dose of humor, Geng adopts discarded belongings and gives them fresh context through unexpected pairings often sprinkled with scribbles, scrawls or gestural brush strokes. In her recent work, Geng’s compositions incorporate language appropriated from comics with objects sourced from Bogotá, Brooklyn, The Bay and The Berkshires to address issues surrounding identity, language and family.
After earning a B.A. in art history from Bard College, she received her objects training in art conservation at The Williamstown Art Conservation Center, MA. Geng has recently shown at The Luggage Store Gallery, SWIM gallery, Root Division and Incline Gallery in San Francisco and ProArts in Oakland. Geng had a solo exhibition, Lost in The Found, at Royal Nonesuch Gallery in Oakland and at Black & White Projects in San Francisco last year.
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