Chicago artist Katherine Nemanich received early
intensive training in calligraphy and music that brought her
a lifetime interest in both, which she uses conceptually in
making her art. Also, as a result of her love of Renaissance
and Baroque music, she built two harpsichords and a clavichord,
replicas of 17th century keyboard instruments.
A former teacher and editor, she has developed
a keen interest in the evolution of language and how, even in
unrelated cultures, written forms and symbols share visual featuresin
their contours, in shape, and in number of strokes per character.
These written forms and their universality also inform her art.
Katherine Nemanich received her Certificate in
Painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and
B.A. cum laude in Plastic and Graphic Arts, from the University
of Illinois, Chicago, College of Architecture and Art. She exhibits
her sculpture and 3-D wall installations in juried gallery and
museum shows, including Bridgeport, Hyde Park, and Beverly Art
Centers in Chicago. Solo shows include Riverside Art Center
FlexSpace and ARC Gallery, Chicago. She is a member of the critique
group Dialogue Chicago, and her work has been reviewed in publications
including Newcity Chicago.