Originally from Princeton, New Jersey, Katherine Boucher Beug completed a BA in English and Fine Art at Northwestern University in 1969 and went on to study at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg, moving to Ireland in 1971. The foundations of her work were established early through a thorough study of Joseph Alber’s Interaction of Colour, a passionate dedication to drawing and consistent experimentation in private journals through writing, drawing, and collage. Her work is eclectic, dictated not by one form, but by enquiry; embracing drawing, painting, printmaking, assemblage and ceramics, and often including writing. Her Artist Book, Thought Before Song consists of eight lithographs and her own enigmatic texts. A Cork Harbour Commission enabled her to make the Artist Book, From Scrap that also includes text. More recently, she published Flowers: the Book, working with the designer, Stuart Coughlan. They are currently working on a sequel, People: the Book. This will include an essay on drawing by the artist.
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