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Photo of Katelyn Alain

Katelyn Alain

MFA Painting 2008
MA Painting 2007

Katelyn Alain (formerly Katelyn Schuft) is an emerging talent who has burst onto the contemporary art scene. Alain’s paintings combine memory and imagined events with direct visual representation to create figures that exist in a dreamy world of past and present.

Alain’s paintings first gained national attention through a 2007 Wall Street Journal article while she was a graduate student in Wisconsin. She has since exhibited in New York and Los Angeles. Her latest body of work has garnered the attention of galleries, curators, and a growing base of collectors around the globe.

Alain holds Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Hartford Art School that included one year of study at the Marchutz Painting School in Aix-en-Provence, France. Academic awards include the Lois G. Roberts Scholarship and the Kenneth Brown and Robert Kaentje Award for painting as well as a faculty nomination for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. She has attended the Vermont Studio Center and will soon attend The Pouch Cove Foundation in Newfoundland, Canada as an artist-in-residence.

Alain lives and works in Los Angeles and is represented by Stricoff Fine Art in New York City. 


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