Through my explorations I come to terms with the brevity of physical existence. This prompts my contemplation of the body, personal history, and collective memory. To grasp the inexplicable nature of existence, I oftentimes make reference to various fairy tales, fables, and elements of magical realism. Through this process, I have been able to visually shape my narrative and form connections with the past.
Fibrous materials, found objects, and domestic items have been significant in my approach to art making. Be a necessity of the present, or a reminder of the past, I am interested in how our relationships to these materials change over time. I use mixed media and soft materials to link the seemingly unnoticed elements of daily life to the larger scope of existence, attempting to understand the varying degree to which a human life is regarded. Through this communication, I hope the viewer discovers a new way to metabolize how their intimate experiences overlap with universal constructs.
Kathleen Granados was born on Long Island, NY, in 1986. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with her BFA in Fine Arts in 2009, and since then has widely exhibited throughout the 5 boroughs. Her recent exhibitions include Brucennial 2012 curtaed by the Bruce High Quality Foundation and Vito Schnabel, and "Women in the Heights-Intersections", at North Manhattan Arts Alliance. Granados has held membership from 2009-2011 with non-for-profit M55 in Long Island City, and co-curated the exhibition "Six Rooms" at Friedman Benda Gallery, Chelsea, NY. She lives and works in New York City.