Kathy Kissik is a Miami based artist. Her artwork is best described as urban constructivism. She creates intricate layered paintings with unusual materials and her own altered images. Working with a combination of photography and assemblage, Kissik applies a unique way of constructing her works. Suggesting the very materials of which her subjects are made, she creates a dialog between what and how they are portrayed. She incorporates various mediums into her creations to create texture and meaning. Her artwork manipulates perspective and weaves patterns in unexpected compositions to amplify feelings and spaces.
She is a graduate of The Museum School Boston and Tufts s University where she was a 5th year Traveling Scholar Recipient. Most recently she trained at The Slade School of Art, London in their summer intensive program. Her credentials include collaborating with CERN’s art@cms program. She was an artist in residence at The South Florida Arts Center in Miami Beach, Florida for close to a decade and served on the board as the artist representative for her last two years. Kissik is a two-time fellowship recipient from The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, has received two Pollock-Krasner Fellowships and three Paul D. Fleck Fellowships to attend residencies at the renowned Banff Center. She was an artist in Residence at The Squire Foundation, Santa Barbara in 2016. In 2014 she was in residence at the Cill Rialaig artist retreat, Ireland. Kissik's most recent shows were;“Beauty”, Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto; Canada 2021; "Windows"; Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida 2020; "Winter" Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto, Canada 2019; “America The Beautiful, Alpha Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts 11/2017 and “Camden Arts Center", London, England 8/2017. She is exhibited in the US, Canada, Europe and at many of the major Art Fairs. Kissik’s artwork resides privately in the collections of art patron James Fleck, Vidal Sassoon, Joseph Mimran, and famed writer Roddy Doyle to name a few. Publicly it is held in numerous collections such as Sony Music CA, NBC, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Delta Airlines, The Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute, and The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Her artwork has been featured in numerous Netflix series including Suits and most recently Spinning Out. Kathy Kissik is exclusively shown through Alpha Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts and Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto, Canada.