Photo credit: Bridget Mahan
“Today’s artists are called upon more than ever to show us new ways of thinking. Aesthetic forms hold beauty, yes, but they also make us change the very way we know the world. I dedicate my liberal arts teaching, therefore, to helping Montserrat students grow as thinkers as well as makers.”
Kate Farrington is an instructor in the Liberal Arts Department. A native of Maine, she credits taking a college course on Eastern Religions as a pivotal moment in her life when her mind was opened to the fact that there are different ways of seeing in the world. After studying in China and pursuing two masters degrees in history and fine arts, Kate has come full circle to teach a variety of liberal arts courses at Montserrat, including Eastern Philosophies, Art of Asia, Aesthetics & Criticism, and Humanities. Kate’s paintings and installation work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in Pennsylvania and New England, and her writing has appeared in both regional and national publications. Most recently, however, she has moved to place-based projects. Kate is currently writing a doctoral dissertation on the topic of “place.”
Education: AB in Asian Studies, Bowdoin College; ALM, Harvard University; MFA, Lesley University; ABD, Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts.
“Vis-à-vis” (2007), plexiglas panels, aluminum panels, acrylic paint, with steel angles and hardware, 4′ x 6′ x 10.’