Client Services / Junior Specialist
Katherine was inspired to pursue a career in the art world while studying Fine Arts at Dawson College, where art history electives ultimately piqued her interest most. This newfound passion led her to pursue a degree in art history at Concordia University. During her undergraduate years, Katherine participated in a Study Abroad program, in which she attended La Sorbonne in Paris. Experiencing the world-renowned artworks firsthand of Paris' countless museums further deepened her art historical knowledge and interest.
Upon receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts, Katherine completed two internships in Denver, Colorado. One position was at The Denver Art Museum in the curatorial sector of the Modern and Contemporary art department, the other in Research and Collections at The Clyfford Still Museum, prior to its opening to the public. The large Clyfford Still collection and archives, that had been untouched for over thirty years, inspired Katherine to pursue a Master's degree at Université de Montréal, where her area of research focused on Still's transformation from the figurative to the abstract.
Katherine's professional experience includes over three years at a Montreal auction house as a cataloguer of fine and decorative arts. In this position she examined a multitude of objects including Canadian and international art, antique European furniture, fine silver and others. She was certified as an appraiser in 2014 through the Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Group. Katherine co-authored a published catalogue of an important Canadian private art collection, where her texts focused largely on Post-war Canadian and American abstract painting. Building on this writing position as well as her graduate studies, Katherine has developed a keen interest in the emergence of abstract art in North America and its reception.