Katharine Harvey is known for her vivid use of colour and dynamic portrayal of light. Her paintings are loosely based on photographs of interiors, landscapes and figures, which are then abstracted through her gestural and layered application of paint. Harvey has also completed numerous public installations utilizing plastic recyclables and transforming them into large-scale waterfalls and chandeliers. Harvey’s public art commission, Gardiner Streams (2015), is a photographic collage of blurred car headlights facing the Gardiner expressway in downtown Toronto.
Katharine Harvey was born in Toronto and currently resides in Toronto and Markham. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and in New York, Los Angeles, Monterey and Hamburg.