Originally from Bradenton, Florida, Katie Niewodowski has lived in Jersey City since 2006 where she makes and teaches art and owns a personalized portrait company: Petitraits. Katie is also a yogi and yoga instructor - a spiritual practice that she integrates into her art.
Katie is currently a professor of Visual Arts at Montclair State University, Seton Hall University, and Hudson County Community College. She received her BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2002 and her MFA from Montclair State University in 2005.
Her work is a meditation on the phenomenon of life and the creative structures that perpetuate it. She explores the interconnectedness of life that exists in our universe such as patterns in nature, the body, and mathematics such as the Golden Ratio, fractals, and sacred geometry. Her paintings, drawings, and sculptures examine the visual representations of this macro and microcosmic field and seek to understand the systems that connect it.
Katie has had three recent solo exhibits in New Jersey: 'Fibonacci's Flower' and ‘The Sacred and the Sublime’ in 2023 and ‘Circling the Sphere’ in 2022. Her work has been exhibited in New York at such galleries as Littlejohn Contemporary, Lyons Wier, PPOW, and the Islip Museum. In NJ her art has been shown at Mana Contemporary, The Montclair Art Museum, Long Beach Island Foundation, Drawing Rooms, The Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, Dineen Hull Gallery, and The Segal Gallery among others. In Florida her work has been exhibited at The Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, The Selby Gallery, and many other galleries in the Tampa Bay area. Art fairs include SCOPE Miami, AAF-NYC. Internationally, SCOPE London and an inclusion in the 2017 exhibit ‘‘A Glimpse of the Concealed – body, intuition, art” by Paul Vandenbroeck at The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp.