instagram: @k.r.kitsch

NYC based artist: painter, animator, and writer



Trained as a traditional oil painter, Kathryn Rose paints photorealistic portraits with a whimsical twist. She is a graduate of Parsons: The New School of Design in NYC and is a full time painter based in Brooklyn.

The often barely visible things in K.r.’s work are where the stories and commentary are hidden. Throughout all of her pieces scale is used as a way to stretch the limits of imagination and to put emphasis on certain ideas or themes. Each painting displays a large, central figure that acts as a theatre for tiny painted creatures to perform stories. Typically beside each piece a magnifying glass is hung in order see the minutely painted details. She is currently working on a new series which approaches the topic of women in relation to wallpaper and roses, and women’s ability to excite change and lessen violence. For the past year, she has been in the process of writing a novel titled, Roblet. The word “roblet” is a verb that is no longer used in the English language meaning to lead astray. Her book serves as the background for many of her pieces.