Kat Richards is a print-media based artist currently in a Post- MFA Technical Fellowship appointment at the University of Arkansas. They received their MFA in printmaking from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA in 2019. Kat has exhibited nationally and internationally in locations that include New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Los Angeles, CA, and Stockholm, SE. Kat was awarded the Gallery Award as a Semi-Finalist in the 94th Annual at The Print Center. They were a Resident Fellow at Anderson Ranch in 2019, Queer Material Labs, 2020, and Vermont Studio Center 2020. Kat has taught and been a visiting artist at various institutions that include University of the Arts, University of Kansas, Women’s Studio Workshop and Hales Project Gallery.
Kat’s relationship with print media is an extension of their queerness, gender, and body. The printing press is an essential aspect of their work; acting, theoretically, as a genderless prosthetic for reproduction. They use an index of shapes and color as metaphors for a boundless and ever changing figure.