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Katherine Boucher Beug

Katherine Boucher Beug, born in Princeton, New Jersey, completed her BA. in English/FineArt from Northwestern University in 1969 and went on to study at the Hochschule fur Bildemde Kunst in Hamburg. She moved to Ireland in 1971 and has been living and working from her studio in Dunderrow, Co. Cork since 1973.

 Her life-long discipline of drawing, study of colour theory (primarily Joseph Albers) and her belief in meticulously developed composition of any artwork are the firm basis of her practice. With this grounding she explores both old ground by returning to water-colour, and new materials and media that include 3D assemblages, stop-motion animation, book making, extensively collaged paintings on canvas and text. Commenting on her most recent body of work, Derek Mahon says,

“….but it’s the imposing, formal qualities of these two (pieces) that catch and hold the eye. Each has the simple, serious beauty of primal experience, and the signature of a truly accomplished artist.”

In addition to regular solo shows in Ireland, she has exhibited both in Europe and the USA, and is represented in all major public collections in Ireland. Her artist’s book, ‘Thought Before Song’ comprised eight lithographs and her own poems and is part of Princeton University’s artist book collection and she is represented in the National Gallery in Dublin.


Katherine's website can be found at:  katherineboucherbeug.com


Found wood, painted ply, snail shell

33 x 18 x 24 cm