"I draw the human figure in the urban environment because I am passionate about New York City’s diversity. I observe how we maintain our privacy or discover ways to connect. I try to capture someone’s movements and gestures as an indication of personality."
From Brooklyn, USA, Kathleen Migliore-Newton holds a Masters Degree in TESOL from Adelphi University and received her BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Pratt Institute. In her early years as a professional artist she worked with multi-media making work related to clothing, using fabric, clay, plaster etc.
"I was involved in the woman's art movement in Los Angeles and sat on the board of Woman's Space. Drawing and painting the figure has always been exciting to me. Inspired by the revival of figurative work in the '70s and '80s, I began to paint the figure in the urban environment."
Kathleen has shown work in Los Angeles and New York including group and solo exhibits. She has curated a show at Henry Street Settlement and PS 122.
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