POM POM: Katlin Shea, Artist-in-ATHICA

Artist-in-ATHICA Katlin Shae
May 12-June 9, 2019
POM POM: Material / Waste / Video / Sculpture / Weaving
Wed-Fri: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sat: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sun: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Third Thursday, May 16, 1-9 PM


Weaving at Creature Comforts Get Artistic Art Party, Saturday June 8, 2019 4-8 PM
Artist Talk and Closing Reception, Sunday, June 9, 2019 4-6 PM
POM POM is a multi-sensory, inter-active experience that investigates the possibility of material and questions the role of waste, specifically the single use item in modern society. The artist documented the lifespan of plastic pom poms harvested at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia, and through the labor of weaving in collaboration with gallery visitors, will transform the pom pom material into a large communal tapestry during a 4 week residency period.


About the Artist 
Katlin Shae’s work is centered around the process of weaving, intertwining contemporary art with ancient craft. Receiving endless inspiration from the structure and patterns that are carried out on the loom, she is in constant awe of the complexities and possibilities that exist within the grid. Through physical labor and engagement with material she examines time and systems. Katlin Shae received her BFA in Fibers / Textile Arts from Kent State University, in Kent, Ohio and her M.F.A in Sculpture Weaving/ Material Studies from The University of Georgia, in Athens, Georgia. She currently lives and works in Akron Ohio.

Katlin Shae has exhibited extensively though out the United States in group, solo, and two person exhibitions in locations including The Ohio Craft Museum, The Biggs Museum of American Art, The Georgia Museum of Art, and The Arrowmont Craft School Gallery. Honors and awards include Surface Design Association’s Creative Promise Award for Excellence, Best in Show, Gallery Directors Award, and Complex Weavers Award. She has been published numerous times with inclusions in Research Magazine, Surface Design Journal, Complex Weavers Journal, ColorATL, Fold/Unfold, and Materialities: Contemporary TextileArts.

About the Program
The Artist-in-ATHICA residency program is generously supported by the Creature Comforts’ Get Artistic Grant Program and by the James E. and Betty J. Huffer Foundation.
More information about Artists-in-ATHICA: https://athica.org/updates/artists-in-athica-residency-program