Katie Neece (b. 1989 in Mishawaka, IN) incorporates imagery using computer graphics software programs with traditional oil painting techniques that rely on nuanced physical touch and demanding material execution. She creates an artificial pictorial space using gradients, drop shadows, flat and raised areas to create an illusionistic environment in which the objects are placed within two and three dimensional spaces. The flattening and collapsing of space places her paintings in direct dialogue with the digital interfaces we use on a daily basis – highlighting a consciousness of the omnipresence of the internet, while striving toward a fundamentally new way of imagining relations between things in the world and reconnecting painting with our historical present, the post digital age.
Neece currently lives with her husband, graphic designer Jake Neece, in South Bend, IN, where she is pursuing her Masters in Fine Arts at the University of Notre Dame.