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Stick wands & pretend magic have gotten

Katia Franz-Garrison

Born in Colorado Springs, CO

Lives & works in Bellingham, WA


While I've taken classes in studio painting,

graphic design, and ceramics, many of 

my skills have been discovered and refined

through practice. I believe art lives within

each person and is nourished best through 

creative play.


Much of my work reflects my introspective

process related to the environments and

events in my life. As I've opened into an 

acute sense of emotion, metacognition,

and the mysterious world of my deeper

psyche, my art has taken on a surreal/

expressionist visual style. 

I admire and look up to many artists including:

Frida Kahlo, Leonora Carrington,

Alphonse Mucha, Van Gogh and of course -

my dear friend, teacher, and guardian angel 

Charles H. Rockey (1932 - 2019)




2017 - Present

Western Washington University

2013 - 2017 Pine Creek High School


Grants & Awards 

2016 - 2nd Place Chuck Baird Memorial Deaf Art Competition

2016 - 1st Place in Self-Portrait Category, Live Art Competition

2016 - Honorable Mention Scholastics Art & Writing Competition

2017 - Denver Wolf Memorial Award, Live Art Competition

Exhibitions & Festivals

2016 - Denver Art Museum, Scholastics Selected Works Show

2018 - Bellingham Art Walk, October-November Show



2019 - Illustrated Gratitude Journal, Self-Published

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