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Katharine Gaudy

Katharine Gaudy

(b. 1985)

Katharine Renee Gaudy is part of the Living Legacy Project at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Click here to listen to her artist interview. 



Katharine Renee Gaudy is an artist based in Buffalo, N.Y.  Katherine Gaudy's work focuses on sculptures, videos, performances and installations. She recieved her Bachelors of Arts in Art History from the State University of New York at Buffalo.  She has several gallery and museum exhibitions including the Big Orbit Project Space, University at Buffalo Art Gallery, State University of New York. She was also exhibited in the Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, and in a three person exhibition in Buffalo Arts Studio. Gaudy is a former Albright Knox art handler, Sol Lewitt Studio scribblerHallwalls Contemporary Arts Center intern, and Buffalo Arts Studio artist resident. [1] Gaudy is a founding member of Trans Empire Canal Corporation (TECC), a Buffalo-based collective responsible for the Burchfield Penney Art Center’s 2014 multi-year project “Cultural Commodities: As Exhibition in Four Phases,” informally referred to as the “art barge.” Katherine is a graduate curatorial assistant and gallery manager for the second floor UB Art Gallery. 

Katherine Gaudy pushes for viewers of her work to exploring the way we see. She uses a variety of materials to push her viewers to consider how her sources of her sculpture pieces seem at odds with its meanings. In her art show “A Billion” at the Big Orbit Gallery in 2016, she captures “haphazard mode of misuse and experimentation in which simple and elemental gestures are treated with intense and careful attention to a humorous effect, a stumbling around and gradual entry into the refined.” [2]

[1] “Katherine Gaudy: A Billion” CEPAGALLERY

[2] “A Billion: Katherine Gaudy’s MFA Thesis Opens Saturday, March 19th, at Big Orbit” University at Buffalo Department of Art




 [1] Adapted from biographical information at (Accessed 8/14/2014)