Katelyn Chapman received an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Georgia in 2018 and a BFA with an emphasis in Drawing from Clemson University in 2014. Her work is inspired by her deeply rooted familial and rural ties to the South. Her work has been in both national and local group exhibitions and publications. While at UGA Chapman was awarded the Wilson Center Graduate Research Award and was a two time recipient of the Looney Foundation Graduate Fellowship. Chapman was the youngest finalist for the inaugural Hopper Prize in 2018. She was also awarded 3rd Place for her painting Dirt Rich at the 30th Anniversary Juried Exhibition at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, SC. Most recently, Chapman was selected by juror, Barry Schwabsky, as one of ten finalists to exhibit work for the 2019 Miami University Young Painters Competition for the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Purchase Award.
Image Credit: Stephanie Sutton