Katherine Pickering, MFA

(She, Her, Hers)


Creative Studies, Visual Arts
Other Titles: Drawing & 2D, Visual Arts Program Coordinator
Office: CCS 162
Phone: 250.807.9681
Email: katherine.pickering@ubc.ca

Research Summary

Painting, Abstraction, the phenomenal and imaginary world under night-time conditions.

Courses & Teaching

Drawing and Two-Dimensional Art Practices; Drawing I & II; Introduction to Painting; Advanced Painting; Advanced Art Practices; Intro to Art


Katherine Pickering is a Lecturer in Visual Arts at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna, BC. Pickering’s current research focuses on night-time perception and its effect on the development of abstract painting.. She has participated in several artists’ residencies including The Room’s Terra Nova National Park residency in Newfoundland; the Vermont Studio Centre’s residency in Johnson, Vermont and the Figure in a Mountain Landscape thematic residency at the Banff Centre, Alberta.


BFA in Visual Arts, UBCO '06
MFA in Studio Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, QC '09.

Selected Grants & Awards

Project Assistance for Visual Artists, BC Arts Council; City of Kelowna & Arts Council of the Central

Okanagan; Sessional Research Support Fund, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, UBC;

Fellowship & Artist Grant, Vermont Studio Centre; Toni Onley Artists’ Project, Island Mountain Arts;

British Columbia Arts Council Senior Award; Barbara and John E. Poole Scholarship, The Banff

Centre; J. W. McConnell Memorial Graduate Fellowship, Concordia University


Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, BC; Kootenay Art Gallery, Castlegar, BC; Artcite Inc., Windsor

ON; Populus Tremula Gallery, Akureyri, Iceland; Lake Country Art Gallery, Lake      Country, BC;

Summerland Public Art Gallery, Summerland, BC; Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art,

Kelowna, BC; Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, BC; Ajijic Cultural Centre, Mexico; Ashpa Naira Gallery,

Vernon, BC; Headbones Gallery, Vernon, BC; Studio Beluga, Montreal, QC; Simotas House,

Istanbul, Turkey; Art Mûr, Montreal, QC; Espace Artefacto, Montreal QC


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