Katherine Gailer


BIO - Katherine Gailer is a committed multidisciplinary artist. Originally from Colombia and currently working in Australia, Gailer’s work underscores a main theme that looks at the complex relationship between fragility and strength, vulnerability and empowerment. Her artworks can be interpreted as a series of confronting tensions to articulate the essence of the Feminine as a force of relatedness in our world today.

Artist Statement - History of the western world reveals an intentional repression of the feminine viewpoint – leading to a dramatic disconnection to nature and our roots in something larger than ourselves.  My work embarks on a journey towards reclaiming the feminine powers, as they exist in the shadows, while resonating with the ever-changing flux of women experience: Explosive, mysterious and interconnected.

 I am currently working with found wood bark, genuine gold leaf and oil painting. Combining these elements has enabled me to tap into natural cycles of destruction and recreation, while treasuring narratives in which new contemporary female identities reconnect with our natural environment.

My art evokes a sense of strength coupled with fragility; A delicate balance essential to all living organisms. It celebrates resilience and liberation and clamours for an urgent need to restore the invisible fabric that weaves together humans and nature.

S_Nesting, Oil and Gold Leaf on linen, 77 x 56 cm
Three Races_Gailer