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 from 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. Her work has been in both national and local group exhibitions. 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 in the Spring of 2018. Chapman was awarded the Wilson Center Graduate Research Grant from UGA to complete a series of paintings as a part of her graduate research. Most recently, she was invited to be a part of a small group exhibition curated by Pavel Amromin entitled, She Is of the South, at The Amelia Center Gallery at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, FL. Chapman’s graduate thesis work is currently on display at the annual UGA MFA Thesis Exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens, GA.