Katy Allgeyer was born in New Hampshire and attended art school at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. After college, Katy became a leading fashion designer for Liz Claiborne. Katy’s knitwear design expertise ranged from fine gauge machine knitted head-to-toe dressing to bulky hand knit intarsia sweaters that Women’s Wear Daily likened to “wearable art”. Extensive traveling to Europe and Asia influenced Katy’s global outlook and sparked an interest in exploring themes of “location” in her latest fine art works. Katy often incorporates roadmaps, topographical layouts, and nautical charts into her acrylic paintings to underscore this theme. The artist works in acrylic and diverse media.
Katy’s award winning work has been exhibited in galleries nationwide as well as in group shows at the Cornell Museum in Florida and the Coos Art Museum in Oregon. One of Katy’s paintings was selected for a Purchase Award by the King County Public Art Collection in Seattle, Washington in June 2008. The project’s mission was to purchase landscape artworks for the Harborview Medical Center according to a study that stated landscapes of all kinds (abstract, representational, and strategically placed windows to actual views) have a healing recuperative effect on both patients and staff.
“I was thrilled to learn that my painting was selected not only for its beauty but for its healing properties.” ~ Katy Allgeyer
Following 16 years in Los Angeles, in 2005 Katy moved back to the east coast where she maintains studios in Stonington, Maine and High Point, North Carolina.