THANK YOU for visiting our OPAA Art Showcase! This is a rotating exhibition at Dandelion Botanical Company. The artworks will change monthly. There will be an artists’ reception from 1 pm – 3 pm on Saturday November 5. We hope you will join us!
All artworks displayed are available for purchase on this site. Simply click on the “Shop” button above and locate the piece you’re interested in…and don’t forget to look at the rest of the artworks as well.
Meet our Artist
Katie Graham Fine Art
Through my fascination with the human form, I strive to infuse my work with a sense of Eros—the desire to be in contact with all of life. I’m constantly exploring the intersection between the sensual, visceral quality of matter and the mysterious, numinous aspects of spirit. As a psychotherapist for almost 30 years, I’ve encountered the underlying tenderness that comes from letting our hearts break open. In my own experience and as a witness to others, honoring the ache of life, the sorrow and the joy, has served as an important bridge to the art I create.
In my sculptures and paintings, I often gravitate toward the anonymity and ambiguity of the partial figure or fragment. While speaking to the raw, unfinished aspects of us all, the fragment allows for an open-ended interpretation, challenging our beliefs about what is whole and unified. Torn edges and rugged surfaces contrasted with sensitive rendering gives voice to the connection between strength and vulnerability as well as to the dichotomy between natural beauty and the fractured aspects of our humanity.
My daily Qigong practice also influences my art making as I move with universal energies and feel a part of something much
bigger—something that connects everything and everyone.
In addition to decades of self-directed study, Katie Graham acquired several years of formal fine art education at the university level. This included the Chicago Art Institute, the University of North Texas, and the University of Oregon. She has also attended various classes/ workshops over the years at well-regarded institutions such as the Gage Academy of Art where she refined her skills in figurative drawing/sculpture, and the Pratt Fine Arts Center, where she learned how to cast her own bronze sculptures. She has studied with several distinguished artists such as Tip Toland, Bill Evans, John Sisko, and Tuck Langland. And for many years, she had the privilege of being mentored by acclaimed sculptor Sabah Al-Dhaher.