Originally from Dallas, Texas, Katherine Lubar has been based in London since 1993, obtaining a Post-Graduate Diploma from The City & Guilds of London Art School in 1999 and exhibiting in group and solo shows around the UK, Europe and the US. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Department of Education and Employment in the UK and The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in the US. She received a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in 2020.
Lubar’s work is influenced by both living in England and growing up in The United States. The strong light that is present in her paintings and the man-made structures it falls upon is a direct response to growing up in Dallas, with its almost blinding light, exaggerated by the modern buildings and their corresponding shadows, with their straight lines and flat expansive structures. Other important aspects of her work include the interplay between negative and positive space, a concurrence of flatness and depth, as well as investigations into the relationships between colours.