Born in 1955 in Washington D.C., Katherine Bowling studied at Virginia Commonwealth University, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1978.
Bowling’s layered landscape paintings that draw inspiration from the nature of the Hudson Valley, depicting features such as woods, roads, and fields particular to the area. She explains that roads “function as a metaphor for memory and displacement”, and her works capture a sort of ephemerality and moments caught in time in their execution of light and color. She captures simple yet deeply evocative details of sunlight dancing over water surfaces and flickering through the trees, building upon the tradition of Impressionists such as Monet, Pissarro, and Renoir.
She has been a recipient of a National Endowment Artists Fellowship and a New York State Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. Her works can be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Phoenix Art Museum, Fischer Landau Center (New York), and the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art (Evanston). She splits her time between Manhattan and upstate New York.