Kathryn Cowen is an Australian artist currently living and working in Sydney. Through the material interactions of paint, the play between chaos and control, Cowen seeks to allow a story to emerge. Inspired by scientific theories describing parallel universes, multiple dimensions and explanations for the structure of reality at both the infinitely small and infinitely vast scales, Cowen explores both the multiplicity of phenomena and yet the interconnectedness of all things. The result is an open and ambiguous environment that shifts between the past and present, the real and the imagined, operating within the realms of both abstraction and representation. Kathryn Cowen is a graduate of the National Art School (Sydney) where she was a finalist in the John Olsen Prize for Drawing and winner of Chroma Paints Award. She is a past finalist of the Waverley Art Prize, the Lethbridge Small Scale Art Award, the Portia Geach Memorial Award, the Willoughby Art Prize and National Contemporary Arts Competition, and a past winner of the FONAS Art Space Award.

Kathryn Cowen is represented by A-M Gallery, Sydney.