Biography

Kathy Yancey (b. 1951) is a Georgia based artist who received her B.V.A from Georgia State University.  She has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions and her works are found in the collections of the High Museum of Art, Albany Museum of Art, Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, King & Spalding Law Firm and many other public, private and corporate collections.   Within her artwork, Kathy Yancey deals with themes of life, death, escapism and adversity.  She has stated,“I paint from the female perspective because it became a way to resist cultural authority and have my own say. Twenty-five of my childhood drawings were exhibited as the centerpiece of the first Biennial of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center in 2001. Since then they have been exhibited several times in the Southeast. In many ways the creation of this early work was a self-therapy to help me survive the death of my mother when I was very young. In my early work I began hot housing the expression of myself by finding a way to imbue my work with the emotion that inspired it. To this day I feel that my best work accomplishes this. I’m an intimist striving to make the personal relevant – telling the story of women through my own.”

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