Katina Lowe was born Katina Sares on March 12, 1981 in Toledo, Ohio.
After attending the University of Denver for her BFA in Electronic Media Art Design in 2003, Katina worked as a freelance designer for several years. She then attended Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan where she studied Print Media under noted printmaker, Randy Bolton. In her first year, Katina was awarded the David R. Zimmerman Merit Scholarship. She received her MFA in 2009.
Katina lives and works in Denver, Colorado as an artist and educator. Her installation on the moment of belief, Now Go Make Disciples, was shown in both Michigan and Colorado venues, including University of Denver’s Victoria H. Myhren Gallery. She is currently a member of Christos Collective and is the vice president of the organization. Since graduate school, Katina has continued to exhibit throughout the Denver metro area as well as nationally. Though she works in different media and enjoys experimentation, installation art is her first love, and she has spoken at public venues educating the public on installation art. Her topics focus on the paradoxes belief creates along with the prejudices, fears, magic, narrative, and mystery present within belief systems. She links these ideas through familiar human anatomy such as hair and hands.
Katina is an instructor at Colorado Christian University, teaching Art History, Digital Photography, Creative Arts, and C.S. Lewis in Film and Literature. She also teaches college level studio art and photography at a private Colorado high school. In 2011, she was an educational co-leader with RedLine Denver and Design for the Other 90%, guiding students in creating work to show alongside the Design for the Other 90% international traveling exhibition. Currently, alongside her art practice, Katina is starting her own creative consulting and art product business. Her new body of work entwines yet releases women from cultural belief systems through their hair. The media she utilizes are diverse: painting, drawing, installation, performance, and photography. In her free time, Katina enjoys writing, gourmet cooking, and outdoor recreation in the forms of cycling, mountain biking, and hiking.
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