Katherine Gailer AKA Katira is a committed multidisciplinary artist. Originally from Colombia and currently working in Australia, Gailer’s work underscores a main theme that looks at the complex relationship between fragility and strength, vulnerability and empowerment- and her artworks can 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.
She graduated with honours from a Bachelor of Fine Arts and completed an Arts Management Masters Degree– both at RMIT University. Her Practice incorporates oil painting, mural work, illustration and music.
View Artist Statement and CV here.
Awards and Recognitions include:
Winner • 2018 People’s Choice Award at Corangamarah Art Prize (Australia)
Winner • 2018 Packer’s Art Prize (Red Rock Regional Gallery, Australia)
Winner • 2017 ROI Art Prize (Australia)
Finalist • 2017, Emerging Art Awards (Fortyfivedownstairs Gallery, Australia)
Finalist • 2017, Contemporary Art Awards (Australia)
Featured • 2017, Melbourne Fringe Festival Award Winning Exhibition: Fifty Shades Of Blak
Featured • 2016, Malaysia Art Expo Plus (KL, Malaysia)
Finalist • 2015, Brisbane Art Prize (Australia)
Finalist • 2014, Glencore Percival Portrait Painting Prize
Awarded • 2014, 29th Chelsea International Art Competition (USA)
Winner • 2011, Tolarno Hotel Annual Award (Australia)