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Katelyn Alain was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She received an MFA from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to that she studied fine art at Hartford Art School and for one year at Marchutz Painting School in Aix-en-Provence, France.
Painting with oils, Alain interprets information, and attempts to isolate what is true perception from what she calls ‘noise’ imposed by the brain. ‘ I work from the understanding that the heightened and misguided nature of memory that is distilled out of dreams and subconscious histories,’ she says.
Alain has won numerous awards for including most recently the National Association of Women Artists’s 2011 Elizabeth Erlanger Memorial Award. Her work has been exhibited across the United States and featured in the Wall Street Journal and American Art Collector magazine among others.