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. While at UGA Chapman was awarded the Wilson Center Graduate Research Award to complete a series of paintings as a part of her graduate thesis, which were on display at the 2018 UGA MFA Thesis Exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens, GA. In the Fall of 2018 she was awarded 3rd Place in 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 artists to exhibit work for the 2019 Miami University Young Painters Competition for the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Award.