British born Katharine Dufault is a New York Times-reviewed artist, curator and visual arts consultant. Dufault graduated with honors from Columbia University, with a degree in painting and literature after studying visual arts, graphic design and photography at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, England. She regularly exhibits her work and has been in numerous shows in New York City, Boston, Ohio, Connecticut, Westchester county, the Berkshires and Cambridge, England. Dufault’s work is included in many corporate and private collections. Dufault lives and works in Columbia County, NY and the Berkshires, MA.
As a mutli-media artist, Dufault’s practice includes working in oils, encaustic paint, watercolor printmaking and photography. Each medium imposes its own set of limitations which challenge and excite her practice. The recent work moves towards a freer composition, away from the didactic horizon line of her earlier landscape paintings. She has created a new vocabulary with discrete areas of rich opaque color. “I want the work to attract the viewer with beauty and simultaneously prompt curiosity.” Dufault regularly exhibits her work which is included in many corporate and private collections including Brian Murphy Interior Design; Cove Leigh Club, Rye, NY; Dearborn Design Studio, Westchester, NY; Matthew Yee Interiors, NY; Westchester Medical Center, Westchester, NY among others.
Dufault has curated half a dozen exhibitions including the first - and only - solo show for mid-century industrial designer Irving Harper. She organized the gallery display of over 70 of the artists' never-before-seen intricate and whimsical paper artworks. Dufault has designed and taught numerous art workshops and classes and spear-headed outreach programs in the community. “I enjoy being immersed in the art world and find each role informs the others.”
Dufault has advised non-profit gallery boards, sat on visual arts panels and served as juror for several awards. She uses her curatorial experience, knowledge of the art world and interior decor for her residential and corporate art consulting and design service State Of The Art Home.