Katherine Horst was raised in the Pottstown, Pennsylvania area. She came from a creative family and loved to draw from an early age. She was encouraged to explore her creative nature and knew from an early age that she wanted to be an artist.
After completing a portfolio preparation class at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, the desire to be an artist only grew. She graduated from Pennsylvania College of Art & Design in the spring of 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in fine art. Katherine’s knowledge of and experience with traditional techniques developed from the foundational skills she learned in the fine art program: drawing, oil painting and printmaking. Throughout her four years of training, Katherine had opportunities to not only learn in the classroom, but to travel to major cities to experience art in many galleries and museums. The diversity she saw in the working art world as well as among her peers and professors has given her a wide range of artistic appreciation.
After college, Katherine married and settled in Manheim, Pennsylvania. She is now working with more experimental forms, using the medium of mixed media collage. She sees the toned paper and found scraps as brush marks on her surface. Each mark merges together to bring forth a landscape created by observation and imagination. The variety of weights and textures in her papers adds depth to the landscapes she forms on the layered surfaces. There is a lot of freedom in the genre of collage and she enjoys the challenges of her ever-changing process.
Katherine Horst has exhibited her collages both locally and across the country as part of solo and group shows. To view current and past exhibits, visit the exhibits page.