Friday, November 21, 2008

The Art of Kathy Staico Schorr.

"Scooter Girl" Oil on Board

Via: Jonathan Levine Gallery

"After several years working as a successful illustrator, Kathy Staico Schorr broke away from the confines of illustration and began painting for herself. Not long after, the Laforet Gallery in Tokyo, Japan, invited her to be a part of the group show, “The First Pop Culture Show Today.” It was a life changing experience as she proudly exhibited alongside ‘Lowbrow Great’ Robert Williams, Suzanne Williams, Georganne Deen, Gary Panter, and Mark Mothersbaugh. Drawing from early childhood influences of Gerry Anderson’s puppet animated cartoons and the horror and sci-fi films from the 1930’s to the 1960’s, Staico Schorr, is our guide into a blameless world where we are once again ultra-conscious and impressionable.

"Scooter Girl" Pencil on Paper

Kathy Staico-Schorr has long been a part of the underground art world. Kathy graduated the Philadelphia College of Art and then moved to New York City in 1977, where she found work as a commercial illustrator for clients such as Electric Company Magazine and Fortune Magazine. She also worked for various publishers doing book covers, greeting card designs, album art and product and advertising illustration. In 1986, she moved to rural Connecticut to focus on her own painting and she began showing alongside artists such as Mark Mothersbaugh and Gary Panter in galleries throughout the world. She moved to LA in 1999 and has since been featured on the cover of Juxtapoz magazine and as a house artist at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in LA."

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