Katie Hector

Katie Hector (b. 1992) in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, is an artist, curator, and writer based near Los Angeles, California. Hector’s studio practice revolves around a series of process-based paintings that layer dye and bleach to create portrait-likenesses that symbolize loss, grief, intimacy, and longing. She earned a BFA in painting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2014. Hector is also an independent curator Founder, Co-Director of Sine Gallery, and founding member of The Culture Club, NYC. Hector's writing has been featured in a number of contemporary art publications including Arte Fuse, Two Coats of Paint, and ANTE Magazine. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally garnering her recognition in the form of awards, scholarships some of which include: 2020 Lillian Disney Scholarship, 2019 Arquetopia International Residency, the 2017 Picture Berlin International Residency, the 2016 Merit-Based Scholarship at Urban Glass, the 2014 Scott Cagenello Memorial-Prize, and the 2013 Ruth Crockett Award.
  • painting of a womans portrait in monochromatic hues
    Crush, Self Portrait Inverted, 2023
  • portrait painting of a man in monochromatic hues
    Matty, Bedroom Light, 2023
  • portrait painting of a womans face in monochromatic orange hues
    Persephone in Hell Fire, 2023