Originally from Dallas, Texas, and based in London, Katherine Lubar obtained a Post-Graduate Diploma from City & Guilds, London. She has exhibited at The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in the US and in London at the Royal Academy, Vegas Gallery, Griffin Gallery, Arthouse1 and the Angus-Hughes Gallery. She was a finalist for the Evening Standard Contemporary Painting Prize in 2017 and in 2018 was shortlisted for the Wells Art Contemporary. In 2020 she received a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.
Lubar’s work is influenced by both living in England and growing up in The United States. The strong light that is present in her paintings and the man-made structures it falls upon is a direct response to growing up in Dallas, with its almost blinding light, exaggerated by the modern buildings and their corresponding shadows with their straight lines and flat expansive structures. Other important aspects of her work include the interplay between negative and positive space, a concurrence of flatness and depth, as well as investigations into the relationships between colours.