Kathy Halper (1958, Chicago, IL) combines her interest in narrative art, hi-lo materials and humor to create both traditional oil paintings on canvas, as well as 3D mixed media paintings and sculptures documenting her life, routines, comfort and anxiety. She warps perspectives and builds out objects using cardboard, clay, and other tools to tell stories in her unique voice. Halper has been a full-time self-taught artist for 30 years. Her work has been shown at George Billis LA, Muriel Guepin Gallery in New York, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans, and Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago, among others. She was selected by Lucy Lippard for “From the Center: Now!” and Kendall College of Art & Design as part of ArtPrize and has participated in Terrain Biennial. She has been shown at Context/Miami Art Week, SOFA Chicago and has been featured in HuffPost, Art Voices and Surface Design Journal. The artist lives and works in Evanston, IL.