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Katherine Gailer - AKA Katira

Melbourne, Australia

"Exploring the world through Mural & Oil painting, Illustration, Design & Music."
Originally from Colombia and currently working in Australia, Gailer creates visual narratives exploring characters, our natural environment, cultural identity and spaces of contemporary design. She graduated with honours from a Bachelor of Fine Arts and completed an Arts Management Masters Degree– both at RMIT University.

Her interest in identifying contemporary visual aesthetics and concepts has led her to diversify her creative career. Her practice includes oil/ mural painting, illustration, design and music.

Her creative expression evokes a sense of strength coupled with fragility; A delicate balance essential to all living organisms. It celebrates resilience and clamours for an urgent need to restore the invisible fabric that weaves together humans and nature. At a deeper level it underscores a main theme that looks at the complex relationship between fragility and strength, vulnerability and empowerment.

Her artworks can also be interpreted as a series of confronting tensions to articulate the essence of the Feminine as a force of relatedness in our world today. Rediscovering a sense of the sacred and revisiting our ancient past embody the driving force for the development of her artworks.

Recent awards include 2018 People’s Choice Award at Corangamarah Art Prize, 2018 Packer’s Art Prize (Red Rock Regional Gallery, Victoria) and 2017 ROI Art Prize (Melbourne).
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