Kathlene Allie is a fulltime Fine Art Instructor for Ozarks Technical Community College as well as the manager for the college’s Fine Art Gallery located on the third Floor Historic Gillioz Theater, located in Springfield, Missouri. Ms. Allie has been a fine art adjunct Instructor for Missouri State University since 2005. Kat is a practicing artist and has had her studio and artwork displayed since 2007 in “Figment. gallery and culture house” within the Monarch Art Factory. You can also view some of Ms. Allie’s most current artwork at one of Springfield’s newer gallery hotspots, “Obelisk Home”.
Kat’s work has been exhibited nationally and she has also shown internationally in Japan. Ms. Allie has artwork that has been published in three books and she has received numerous awards for photography, jewelry, mixed media, and painting. Kat’s chosen medium is encaustic paint, or the act of painting with hot beeswax, damar resin, and oil pigment. Kat Allie has a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from Pittsburg State University as well as a Master of Arts with an emphasis in painting from PSU. Kat is a member of the Springfield Regional Arts Council Artist Registry and teaches workshops at the Creamery. She is an active member of the arts community and supporter of numerous local organizations. Kat’s work can be found in numerous private collections and public spaces such as the Plastic Surgery Center, Buzbee Dental, and James River Assembly of God Women’s and Children’s Center.
Recently, Ms. Allie had an exhibition at the Apex Art Space in the Kansas City, Missouri Crossroads District during the summer of 2010. Kat has a sassy redheaded 4 year old daughter, Zoe Noelle, and a wonderful husband, Jeff. Kat loves creating, teaching, and inspiring students and viewers to IMAGINE.
RECENT EXHIBITIONS: Januay 2007 through June 2010 - In house artist for Randy Bacon's " Monarch Art Factory" ( Garage Door Gallery in 2007 and then name changed to Figment gallery and culture house 2008-current). I have shown in several faculty exhibitions through MSU and OTC in the last 5 years. I exhibited in the Gillioz Theater Feb. 2010, Guaranty Federal Bank on Battlefield, 2009, through Springfield Regional Arts Council Arts in Public Spaces also August 2009 in the Plastic Surgery Center through SRAC/Art in Public Spaces. Currently exhibiting in the Kansas City Crossroads District at the "Apex Art Space" June and July of 2010. One of ten artists chosen to create a painting for the Springfield Symphony Orchestra's 75th Anniversary Season. My painting appeared on the cover of a concert program. July 2010 showcase artist for "Obelisk Home" gallery.
Striving to create art that encompasses rich vibrant colors, luscious actual textures, and bold unfaltering lines, is my desire. I want people to view my artwork as very sensory and engaging. Working with hot beeswax, damar resin, and oil pigment allows me immediate access to the natural or organic state of creating. The encaustic medium transforms from a liquid to a solid within seconds. Acting and reacting becomes intuitive and transcendental. I’m inherently drawn to nature for my subject. Nature transformed and abstracted as I sense and experience it through the human condition. My ultimate hope is for the viewer to connect, if even for a split second, with the splendid colors and textures that compose life.