Katelyn Chapman received her BFA with an emphasis in Drawing from Clemson University in 2014. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Painting and Drawing at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. Her work is inspired by her deeply rooted familial and rural ties to the South. While at Clemson, she was awarded the Harold Cooledge Award in Undergraduate Art History from Clemson University.  Her work has been in both national and local group exhibitions. She rounded off 2016 with an exhibition at the Riverworks Gallery in downtown Greenville, SC entitled “Drawn South,” alongside work by two of her fellow Clemson graduates, Carly Drew and Kolton Miller. Last year she was selected to be published in Manifest Gallery’s 12th Volume of their International Drawing Annual, an internationally competitive juried book publication, set to hit printers this Spring. She was recently awarded the Wilson Center Graduate Research Grant from the University of Georgia to complete a series of paintings as a part of her graduate research. Chapman’s graduate work will culminate with the annual UGA MFA Thesis Exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens, GA in the April of 2018.