Lives and works in Athens, Georgia
Assorted Wall Bowls, 2016
"My work is informed by the lived experience of chronic illness. Shifting between categories of sculpture and painting, the forms and processes in my work reimagine the grotesque body as a site of joy and whimsy. They formally delight in the messiness of sickness, and explore digestion as a metaphor for the body as a translator of its environment." -Katya Tepper
Katya Tepper (b. 1987, South Florida) lives and works in Athens, GA. Tepper earned a BFA from the Cooper Union in 2010. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at University of Georgia (2019), White Columns, New York (2018), Atlanta Contemporary (2018), Species, Atlanta (2017), and The Hand, Brooklyn (2016). She is a recipient of the 2016 Wynn Newhouse Award and a 2017 MacDowell Fellowship.