Artist’s Statement

I am an abstract artist. I lived in New York City until 1986 when I moved to Nantucket Island then on to Vermont in 2000. 

I had an established career as an artist in New York City. I was represented in numerous public and private collections; I exhibited in the SOHO Center and was represented in the O.K. Harris Warehouse. 

While on Nantucket I was represented by the Sun Gallery and then the Main Street Gallery. Currently on Nantucket I am represented by the India Street Gallery.

Since the 1970’s I have been using repeat imagery and repeat marks 

 to create my paintings. I have used a variety of mediums in my work; ink, watercolor, collage, oil paint, acrylic paint, encaustic, rice paper and markers. My repeat marks have been with rubber stamps, words, runic symbols, lines, checker boards, and dots.

Since moving to Vermont I have continued to show regionally and nationally. National venues National Association of Women Artists, SOHO 20 Gallery (NYC); regionally at AVA (NH), the Southern Vermont Art Center (VT): locally at the Miller’s Thumb, SPA, the Current, and the Front.


Kathy Stark is a contemporary artist who explores the use of texture and repeat imagery in her paintings.  Her works have subtle coloration, texture and modulating surfaces. She uses written text, runic symbols, collage pieces, line, checkerboards and dots to create patterns employing a wide variety of materials.  

Kathy grew up in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. At the time Croton was a small town nestled between the Hudson River and the Croton River. As a child she would spend numerous hours playing along the river swimming and cannoning. Music was very present in her parent’s home; her mother was a professional folk singer. Classical, Opera and jazz were household staples. She continues to find great comfort and inspiration in both music and nature.

Kathy has traveled extensively which has provided her with a background of experiences which she makes full use of in her work. Time spent in Europe, Israel, Mexico, traveling the United States and numerous years living in New York City have fed and inspired her creative output.

Kathy Stark is represented in galleries in New York City, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.  Her work is included in many public art collections, A.T. & T., Chase Manhattan, Chemical Bank, Vermont State Collection are but a few.  She was the recipient of a Vermont Arts Council Grant in 2010 and 2008, the winner of the Audrey Hope Shirk Award , NAWA(2007), the Francie Lieber Memorial Award, NAWA(2007), Award of Excellent Beth El Art Festival (2007), First Prize TAF(2005). For additional information on collections the artist is represented in and a full list of awards and publications contact the artist.