Public Program

Artist Talk: Kate Shepherd

Throughout her career, New York-based artist Kate Shepherd has explored abstracted spaces in her richly colored works. For this Artist Talk, Shepherd discusses the evolution of her formal technique, including her signature use of fine lines to delineate space, her focus on paint reflectivity and texture, and her most recent works on paper. She will also discuss how she developed the exhibition April, May, June, etc., etc., Upended Floor (Mud, Blood), 2020, at Josh Pazda Hiram Butler Gallery in Houston from afar while living in New York City. Two of her works related to that exhibition are currently on view in Spatial Awareness: Drawings from the Permanent Collection at the Menil Drawing Institute.

As always, Menil programs are free and open to all.

The Artist Talk series is supported by a gift from the Cockrell Family Fund.

Attending the program:

This program takes place in the Menil Drawing Institute, located at 1412 W. Main St. All visitors are required to wear masks that cover their nose and mouth while inside of our art buildings. For additional protocols, click here.

Further information regarding accessibility and parking can be found here. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration is not required.

About the artist:

Kate Shepherd (b. 1961) was born in New York City, where she currently lives and works. Her works are in such collections as Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; the Menil Collection, Houston; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Morgan Library & Museum, New York. Shepherd has a long-standing commitment to printmaking, and she has made editions with and for Pace Prints, Chinati Foundation, Dieu Donné, Lower East Side Printshop, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.