Katie Mongoven is a Midwest transplant from the east coast. After graduating from the University of Michigan (go blue!) with a B.F.A. in 2017, Mongoven spent an extra year in Michigan teaching a class of fifth graders at a Detroit charter school how to sew as a University of Michigan Michele Schara Artist in Residence. Although based out of Cleveland Heights, OH, Mongoven has exhibited nationally for her sculptural works, photography, and fiber pieces.
Periodic, Mongoven’s current body of work, began at the Vermont Studio Center last winter as an exploration of embroidery and a denaturing of its established purpose as a decorative embellishment. Each piece bonds the intangible qualities of light and color with texture, pulling inspiration from traditional quiltmaking, geometry, and pattern-making.