Artist Kathryn Macnaughton is a music lover, vintage magazine collector, and a deep soul. She successfully fuses provocative images, abstract shapes and forms, and bodacious illustrations into a fluid and exciting contemporary mash-up of visuals. She paints, she draws, she does collage, and she seamlessly incorporates digital elements into her mix as well. Macnaughton’s abstract paintings are compositional and textural experiments in acrylic paint. They are also canvases of contradiction: at once contemporary and timeless, flat and sculptural, compiled and uniform, static and unmistakably alive.
Inspired by collage, cut-outs, vintage palettes, and digital illustration, Macnaughton’s paintings respond—and inform—the many and converging concerns of the moment: permanence, fragments, history and its ephemera. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design University, Macnaughton has exhibited in London, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Vancouver. In January 2018, her work was featured in a solo show at Bau-Xi Gallery in Toronto, where she is represented.