Katelyn Alain is an American painter living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been exhibited in galleries across the United States and featured in publications including The Wall Street Journal, American Art Collector Magazine, and Studio Visit Magazine

Alain has an MFA in painting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BFA from Hartford Art School.  She also attended the Marchutz Painting School at the Institute for American Universities in Aix-en-Provence, France and completed a residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT.


When ideas come to me they are vivid, alive, and affecting. Painting enables me to use these internal images as a jumping off point to document my perceptions. I am after a more personalized realism where the paint also describes what has been altered and romanticized by the brain. There is an element of magic in the way we remember and perceive, especially with memories that leave an imprint over time. I am in awe of the power we have to alter and elevate our experiences. It is my goal to express and articulate the enchanted workings of the brain in order to be more faithful to my actual experience of life, memory and thought. The act of painting with oils enables me to reconstruct a more vital and authentic version of my reality; a kind of internal timeline made visible.


b. 1979, Newton, MA
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

  • 2008University of Wisconsin - Madison, MFA
  • 2016Brooklyn Comes To Westport, Dedee Shattuck Gallery
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Brooklyn, NY 11231
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