I am a Miami based artist born in Cumberland, RI. My artwork has been described as urban constructivism. I creates intricate layered paintings with unusual materials and my own altered images. Working with a combination of photography and assemblage, the constructing often suggests the very materials of which the subjects are made. I incorporate various mediums to create texture and meaning. I manipulate perspective and weave patterns in unexpected compositions to amplify feelings and spaces. The Bauhaus concept, architecture, history, space, physics, and philosophy inspire my creative pursuit.
I graduated from The Museum School Boston and Tufts s University where I was a 5th year Traveling Scholar Recipient. This school was an amazing experience for me that formed my development as an artist. Encouraged to try all disciplines; I became aware of all things being potential vehicles for the creative. Most recently I trained at The Slade School of Art, London in their summer intensive program. My interest in physics has led to an ongoing collaboration with CERN’s art@cms program. I am always inspired through travel and direct experiences with different cultures. I 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. I am fortunate to be a two-time fellowship recipient from The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, I have received two Pollock-Krasner Fellowships and three Paul D. Fleck Fellowships to attend residencies at the renowned Banff Center. I was an artist in Residence at The Squire Foundation, Santa Barbara in 2016. In 2014 I was in residence at the Cill Rialaig artist retreat, Ireland. My 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. I exhibit in the US, Canada, Europe and at many of the major Art Fairs. My 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. MY 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.