Kate Shepherd was born in New York City in 1961 and received her B.A. from Oberlin College (1982) and her M.A. from the School of Visual Arts (1992).
By superimposing delicate lines over vibrant fields of color, Kate Shepherd evokes the planar structure of space in works that are bold and spare at the same time. Her mastery of linear perspective—the depiction of three dimensions on a two-dimensional surface—helps envelop the viewer, giving each piece a feeling of being both close at hand and far away. The spaces she creates seem familiar, but for Shepherd, the viewer’s metaphorical and physical experiences of this space are of utmost importance.
Shepherd has held solo exhibitions at the Phillips Collection (Washington, D.C.), the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (Oregon), the Otis College of Art and Design (Los Angeles), and her works can be found in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among others. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.