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In my work, I construct landscapes using industrial materials such as plastic and acrylic paint (which contains plastic). The work explores how people interact with natural and man-made environments. How do borders separate people from their environment and from one another? How do current colonialist and capitalist paradigms about land ownership differ from the relationships of our past? Today, even natural environments are affected by people, both subtly and profoundly. My landscape pieces explore themes of displacement, migration, and co-habitation between people, animals, and plants.
Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Katrina Slavik currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Katrina has a BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She also studied art at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. Katrina has exhibited widely in New York and other cities.