Katia Santibañez is an American, born in 1964 in France. She was trained in Microbiology before getting her degree in 1990 at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris. She then moved to NYC and has exhibited widely in the US since 1998. She is a multidisciplinary artist working from painting, drawing, printmaking, video, and photography, is represented in NYC by DC Moore Gallery, and in Houston by Texas Gallery. Her works are included in private and public collections. She has been a resident at Yaddo. NY. Casa Wabi. Mexico. Albers Foundation. CT. Civitella Ranieri. Italy. Sitka center. OR. In 2021 she has received a grant from the Pollock Krasner Foundation. Santibañez lives and works in New York City and the Berkshires.
Since 2012, Santibañez has been exploring the subject of the spiral. This extraordinary and mesmerizing form exists throughout organic elements of nature. The world, like the spiral, is in perpetual flux, where chaos and order live. Democracies are on the verge of collapsing. Wars and natural disasters are threatening our civilization.
AN ENDLESS QUARTET is a series of twelve individual etchings, hand colored with watercolor. Santibañez wanted to see how the final image could appear differently using the same matrix and different colors for each print. This investigation deploys an endless combination of four distorted and intertwined spirals. Santibañez wants the viewer to slow down, look, open their eyes and their mind.