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A teaching artists conducts a painting demonstration of a live model in a classroom


Katie Pumphrey is an artist living and working in Baltimore, Maryland. Her work explores the tension between movement and stillness. With turbulent brushstrokes on paper and canvas, and the suggestion of imagery or reference of space, her work examines themes of confrontation, reflex, territory, and instinct. Pumphrey has a BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has participated in artist residencies at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore, Studios of Key West and Vermont Studio Center. Pumphrey is also a long distance, open water swimmer who swam the English Channel in 2015. This aspect of her life often influences and drives her work. She is also a member of the District of Columbia Arts Center's Artists Collective program, Sparkplug, and is represented by Susan Calloway Fine Arts in Washington, DC and Harrison Gallery in Key West, Florida. To learn more about Katie visit,

An abstract painting of a flower
A drawing of the interior of an artists studio space
A whimsical red painting with different animals
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