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Katelyn Gabbard is a mixed media artist from Kentucky whose passion for metal casting has shaped her artistic practice. She received her BFA degree from the University of Kentucky, where she first began exploring the possibilities of sculpture. After completing her undergraduate studies, she pursued a foundry apprenticeship at the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, where she gained invaluable experience working with metal.


Gabbard then pursued an MFA degree at the University of Louisville, where she challenged herself to work with various media and techniques while solidifying conceptual approaches to her art. 


Gabbard's work is characterized by her ability to transform found objects into works of art that are poetic in substance. By incorporating recycled materials into her pieces, Katelyn creates a sense of depth and history in each artwork, visualizing human experiences and emotions in a tangible way. 


Through her artistic vision, Gabbard invites viewers to reflect on their experiences and perceptions of the world. Her work evokes a sense of wonder and curiosity, encouraging viewers to look more closely at the everyday objects around them and consider their hidden potential as elements of art.

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