Katherine Diemert (k.d.rae), is an artist and illustrator based in Toronto, Canada.


Katherine makes bold, graphic works in a variety of media including: drawing and painting, motion, installation, and interactive media. Her work is characterized by repeating shapes and patterns reminiscent of forms in nature. Katherine completed her BA (Honours) in Illustration at Sheridan College in 2015.


Artist Statement

I am an artist based in Toronto, Canada making visual and interactive mixed media work inspired by natural forms and artificial processes.

I often begin with drawing or collage, developing my work through a process of translation and iteration in between mediums. I layer software, motion, assemblage, and installation to transform my work; a pen and ink drawing will become a pattern on a digital simulation of cloth. Virtual space opens up the possibility of movement. The picture plane becomes a screen, and the screen becomes a picture plane. With each new framing comes an added dimension.

Oscillating between digital and physical media leaves trace marks on the work in imperfections, warps, and glitches. I study these transformations to learn more about the unique qualities of the altered subject. My interest is in how the process of transformation makes room for modified meaning. I want to create alternate ways of seeing, and thus understanding, our world.


Solo Exhibitions

  • (2019) Florescence, Liberty Arts Gallery, Toronto

Group Exhibitions

  • (2019) School for Poetic Computation, New York
  • (2018) Magic Shop, Factory Media Arts, Hamilton
  • (2017) Pen10, Group Show hosted by Pyramid Attack, Toronto
  • (2015) Whirlygigs, You Me Gallery, Hamilton
  • (2015) Colour War, Sheridan Illustration Graduating Class of 2015 Show, Toronto
  • (2014) Dolce Dieci, Sheridan Gallery and Holcim Gallery, Oakville
  • (2014) Spin Cycle, Toronto International Bicycle Show, Toronto
  • (2014) Animystics, Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis
  • (2013) Great Personalities, Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis


Tools + Techniques

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Cinema 4D
  • Unity
  • Scannography
  • Collage
  • Drawing (Digital + Analog)
  • Paper Marbling

Awards

  • (2015) Shaw Media Silver Award of Excellence
  • (2014) Shaw Media Award
  • (2014) Honourable Mention 3x3 No.11
  • (2014) Runner-Up Creative Quarterly 36

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