People are large fleshy props to be posed and molded into dynamic compositions
Featured Artist Katie Musloff
Pauline in Her Living Room, acrylic on canvas, 2009
I grew up in West Allis, Wisconsin with a very nurturing family that encouraged my artistic endeavours which led me to study at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. I graduated with a painting degree in 2004 and have been a full-time painter for the last four years. Creating commissioned portraiture pays my rent and it allows me to make my own work without having to stress about selling it. None of the work pictured here in this magazine are commissions, I choose to paint people on my own as well. Lately, Iíve been out in nature a lot, fishing and collecting random bits off the ground which has led to a series of small stillifes and fish paintings. Itís something new to think about and I enjoy the quiet feel they have.
I am currently represented by Elaine Erickson Gallery, in the Third Ward of Milwaukee, but from August 5 to November 8, Iíll be featured at the Charles Allis Museum. Itís going to be an intimate show of work from 2005 thru 2009. People are always asking me details about the folks that I paint and for this show I will be displaying a good deal of text along with the work that tells stories and entertaining side notes. Iím most excited by the fact that the entire series of St. Ann paintings will be on display for the first time. This is a six piece series that I created at an intergenerational daycare near my home in Bay View. For two years, I worked with a number of disabled and older models and painted them from life. It was incredibly challenging and rewarding to say the least. I hope you get a chance to stop in.
CHARLES ALLIS MUSEUM
Artist and Model,
work by Katie Musolff
August 5 Ė November 8 2009
Opening on August 5, 5-9
1801 N. Prospect Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Musloffís work can also be seen at
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