Promenade, photograph of a performance with mixed media, 2015. Photo credit Jeanette Spicer
Parochial Collar 1, photograph of a performance with cast iron and sheet metal, 2016. Photo credit Anna Margush
Untamed, Pen and Ink Drawing, 2016
Katie Hovencamp is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans sculpture, painting, drawing, and performance. She fractures cultural constructs such as gender, beauty, and the body politic to expose, examine, and critique their social and historical assumptions. For some time, fairy tales, popular culture, and fantasy have inspired her imagination and curiosity about their effects on women’s roles and the construction of their identities. Hovencamp studied at the Baum School of Art in Allentown, PA. She received her BFA from Arizona State University in 2009 and her MFA from Pennsylvania State University in 2014. She has exhibited nationally and internationally. She received an Outstanding Student Achievement Award in Contemporary Sculpture from the International Sculpture Center in 2014 and the University Graduate Fellowship at Pennsylvania State University in 2012. She has taught at various institutions, including the Edna Vihel Center for the Arts, Totts Gap Arts Institute, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg Area Community College, and Keystone College. For more information, visit katiehovencamp.com.