When in Seattle, go check out the world’s longest and largest stretch of murals— and keep your eye out for Katy Ann Gilmore’s mind-bending murals.
Over the course of three years, sixty artists have come to make their mark on 5th Avenue and brighten up Seattle’s SODO district. You’ll notice all kinds of styles between Royal Brougham Way and Spokane Street. But you’ll immediately recognize “From Here to There” as the work of artist, Katy Ann Gilmore!
Katy Ann’s murals are known for altering the viewer’s perception of the space around them. Her style is simple, graphic and linear. Yet, as she works with architectural features, she is delightfully irreverent of physical borders. Where most muralists let the dimensions of a wall define their canvas, Katy Ann paints around corners to create new dimensions.
Today Katy Ann is a fine artist. Yet she started out with a BA in mathematics, Spanish and art from Greenville College. About five years ago, after earning a MFA in Visual Arts, she started posting her line drawings on Instagram (@katyanngilmore) and her career as an artist took off in earnest. Wherever you travel there are murals to find and rising artists to discover. Visual artist Katy Ann lives in Los Angeles but has painted everywhere from private offices in Detroit, MI and Google’s Headquaters in Mountain view, CA.
Drawing on her interdisciplinary background as an artist and a mathematician, Katy Ann is able to compress three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional plane with her line drawings. Through a meticulous, logical, and strategic drawing process, she creates mind-bending murals. You feel as if you could (and should) walk into the space that she has drawn into existence. Be careful though, that is still a solid wall in front of you!
We’re excited to see her signature style pop up all over the map as we follow her work on Wescover.