2013 Katie Sinnott

Katie Sinnott

University of California, Los Angeles

Katherine Sinnott, of the University of California, Los Angeles, was awarded the 2013 Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship in Painting & Sculpture. The Fellowship carries a $20,000 stipend.


For Ms. Sinnott the artist’s studio is not only a place to make work, but the medium itself. Through adding and removing layers of paint and drywall; erecting, removing, and truncating walls; and incorporating the sculptural qualities of light, she explores the malleability of her studio over time. The work 4 corners, which was reviewed by the Fellowship jury, developed in her studio over the course of several months. In this work her studio space morphs, as walls are carved into in some areas, and built up with layers of drywall in others. Parts are drawn and redrawn, color is added, and light and shadow divide and define the space in new and unexpected ways. Sinnott’s studio series balances easily between painting, sculpture, and drawing.