Kate Higley

Swamp Series #2
23.5 x 16.5 Collagraph Monotype, 2018


Kate Higley maintains her home and studio in Eliot, Maine. Her earlier work was influenced by combining imagery from microscopy with ambiguous bird’s eye views of landscape. Much of that work was created using an additive process requiring multiple trips through an etching press to arrive at a final state.
Higley’s recent work explores environmental concerns through the vehicle of collagraph. Concerned about the volume of waste created from ubiquitous plastics in our lives, she is in the midst of a large body of work using plastics and other detritus. These monoprints contain abstract imagery and with referents to the landscape, specifically wetlands and swamps. Higley’s work is in private and public collections here and abroad.


Kate Higley has lived in four New England states, Saudi Arabia and Washington, DC where she taught studio art. She has a Master’s Degree from Wesleyan University where her culminating project was a large scale suite of drawings and paintings based upon microscopy. Higley’s work has been shown abroad in Italy, Denmark, Canada and Saudi Arabia. National Juried Shows include the 2017 Wheaton Biennial: Printmaking Reimagined, Norton, MA, The 25th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin Parkside, Washington Printmakers 19th Annual National Small Works, Washington, DC, Sixty Square Inches – 18th North American Small Print Competition Purdue University Art Galleries, Bite Scratch, Expose: A Juried Printmaking Exhibit Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL, The 4th Biennial International Footprint Competition and Exhibition Honorable Mention for the Monotype Passage Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT, Delta Small Works in Arkansas, The 34th Bradley International in Illinois, “Ink, Print Repeat” at William Patterson University in NJ, and the 4th and the 5th MGNE National Juried Exhibitions