Katie Koenig

Katie Koenig  
5 Questions with Art on the Walls artist Katie Koenig

Artist Statement:  
The most important fragments of our lives are the memories we have and the ones we have yet to make. Though I paint humble objects, I hope my work reminds you of forgotten moments and the people you share them with.

I am an acrylic artist who has been drawing and painting my whole life, telling my mom when I was just five years old that I was going to be an artist when I grew up.

I wanted to make what I thought was a stable career out of my love for art by pursuing illustration. After earning a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design, however, I realized that painting was my true passion. I settled in the suburbs of Pittsburgh where I was born and raised and began to paint images of the places and objects that have impacted me the most.

I focus on dramatic, yet simple still life paintings of foods and objects. Painting is my way of processing the world around me. I paint to preserve memories and the beauty found in simplicity, and to reflect on the biggest ideas and feelings that take up space in my heart.

A smiling woman with shoulder-length brown hair, wearing a sleeveless black top, poses next to a collage of still-life paintings of butterflies and peaches