Kathryn Stamps grew up in New England, with time in the Boston area as well as rural areas of southern New Hampshire and Vermont. Stamps makes paintings and sketches, finding repetitions and groupings of simple shapes in still life, natural landscapes, nearby towns and cities, and places she has visited. She plays with colorful shapes and gestural painting techniques. Her many years as a realistic landscape painter inform her current work, in which she has introduced a more dream-like spatial logic, tonal groupings, and playful colors. She studied art and art history in college, including a summer art program in France, and was selected for the 5-College Consortium art program in western Massachusetts. She earned an MFA in painting from Hunter College in 2010 after which she spent several years in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona, before returning to New England.
"This exhibit lends a unique and beautifully interpreted version of what we see daily but sometime fail to notice. Ms. Stamps' work is an absolute pleasure to have in our gallery." - County Executive Edward A. Diana
"Her 'Sea' series features 12 small format paintings and a handful of tiny sketches, all of which focus on the textures and forms that define New York Harbor."