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Katie Commodore
updated: 01/04/2013
website: www.kcommodore.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
dimensions
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Alexis, no. 1
Molly and Erin, no. 1
Molly and Erin, no. 2
Molly and Erin, no. 4
Molly and Erin. no.6
Lisa and Marc. no. 5
Kelly visiting me in NY
Alex
Alex and Kelly, no. 1
Erin on a rug
Alexis, no. 2
E.D. no. 1
Esse Ecks. no.5
Esse Ecks. no. 1
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  erotic, figurative, social criticism, gender/sexuality, documentary, feminist, illustration, obsessive, pattern, portraiture
 
 
Alexis, no. 1 by Katie Commodore
Alexis, no. 1
gouache and ink on paper
2007
22 " x  40 " 
Molly and Erin, no. 1 by Katie Commodore
Molly and Erin, no. 1
gouache and ink on paper
2005
28.5" x  8.5" 
Molly and Erin, no. 2 by Katie Commodore
Molly and Erin, no. 2
ink, gouache, watercolor on paper
2005
15" x  10" 
Molly and Erin, no. 4 by Katie Commodore
Molly and Erin, no. 4
ink, gouache, watercolor on paper
2005
10" x  13" 
Molly and Erin. no.6 by Katie Commodore
Molly and Erin. no.6
gouache on paper
2008
16.5" x  22" 
Lisa and Marc. no. 5 by Katie Commodore
Lisa and Marc. no. 5
gouache and ink on paper
2008
15" x  11" 
Kelly visiting me in NY by Katie Commodore
Kelly visiting me in NY
gouache on paper
2006
7" x  4" 
Alex by Katie Commodore
Alex
pencil on paper
2006
22" x  30" 
Alex and Kelly, no. 1 by Katie Commodore
Alex and Kelly, no. 1
ink and watercolor on paper
2006
11" x  14" 
Erin on a rug by Katie Commodore
Erin on a rug
pencil on vellum
2006
11" x  9" 
Alexis, no. 2 by Katie Commodore
Alexis, no. 2
letterpress
2006
12" x  12" 
E.D. no. 1 by Katie Commodore
E.D. no. 1
mixed media
2009
30 " x  42 " 
Esse Ecks. no.5 by Katie Commodore
Esse Ecks. no.5
acrylic and gouache on paper
2009
554" x  45" 
Esse Ecks. no. 1 by Katie Commodore
Esse Ecks. no. 1
gouache
2008
22" x  30" 

Artist Statement
What is sex appeal? What makes up a person’s sexuality? Not in the common sense of whether a person is attracted to men or women, but what is it that turns us on, and how do we express that?

So often in how we manifest our own sexuality it appears to be something completely mutable, something almost decorative. Just like the mainstream view of sex, a person’s fantasies and sexual activities change with time. From college days of experimentation, to discovering personal kinks, to rediscovering the pure and simple thrill of nice underwear, what turns us on changes day to day, season to season, just like curtains or wallpaper.

I make art showing real ways that people express their ever-changing sexuality. These are images of my friends, using their costumes and props, with their choices in partners, living their sex lives, and acting out their fantasies, without judgment. Essentially I am providing examples of reality, too many people are ashamed of the taboo of their own sexual reality. I am simply trying to expose the positive possibilities to people that are just too afraid to look. This is not scary or dirty stuff, sex is supposed to be fun, enjoy!

Artist Bio / CV

Education:

2004 MFA in Printmaking
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

2000 BFA in Illustration
Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland


Selected Group Exhibitions:


2008


Art.Fair 21, Michael Rosenthal Gallery (San Francisco) Koln, Germany
RISD Biennial, The Old American Can Factory, Brooklyn, NY
XXX, Four Walls Gallery,Portland, ME

2007


Girls! Girls! Girls!
Four Walls Gallery, Portland, ME

2006

Kindling Letterpress, 193 C Presents
Brooklyn, NY
AE Summer Group Show, Smith on Smithfield
London, England
RISD Biennial, Exit Art
New York, NY

2005

New Erotix, Art @ Large,
New York, NY

2004

Printmaking Portfolios and Thesis Books Exhibit, Sol Koffler Gallery
RISD, Providence, RI
fresh: the hottest new art from risd graduate students, Sol Koffler Gallery
RISD, Providence, Rhode Island
Masters Thesis Exhibition, The RISD Museum of Art
Providence, RI
Contemporary Prints by African American Artists, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
Prints!, Temple University Rome
Rome, ITALY

2003

Printmaking and Digital Media Group Exhibition, Sol Koffler Gallery
RISD, Providence, RI
Arches Student Print Show, 808 Gallery
Boston University, MA

2002


Girls! Girls! Girls!, Gallery 13
Danbury, CT
Mixed Media Invitational 2002, Period Gallery
Omaha, NE


Bibliography:

Van Siclen, Bill. “Less Politics, more playfulness in RISD grad student show,” The Providence Journal, May 27-31, 2004, pg 12.

Tuohy, Laurel. “Art exhibit examines ‘erotics’ of female form.” The News-Times, March 1, 2002, C1 and C6.

Brundage, Brita. “Women on Women: three female artists take on sexuality, subjugation and body image.” Fairfield County Weekly, February 21-27, 2002, pg. 20.

Foche, Morizen. “Commodore: Hell Bent on Creatin’ Art.” Erotica Magazine, Winter 2000/2001, Volume 10, pg. 37.