Kathi Posliff’s art combines an inventive use of material with a delightful sense of colour and a strong Pop-inspired aesthetic. Usually figurative and autobiographical, her work often combines painting, collage and sculptural elements, although she has focused primarily on painting in recent years. Born in Stratford, she is a graduate of the Visual Arts Program at H.B. Beal in London, Ontario and has studied at the Three Schools of Art in Toronto and the Banff Centre. Her work was exhibited regularly at Gallery 96 in Stratford since 1980, and been included in exhibitions in Banff, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Toronto. Kathi started as a sewer at the Stratford Festival in 1977: over the years, she has worked in various areas of wardrobe, including costume decorating, dyeing and costume painting, and is currently in bijoux.
I painted most of these pieces during the pandemic. Early in the first lock-down the studio became a place where life was still normal. Brightly coloured acrylics on wooden panels or canvas capture memories of past travel or moments closer to home finding whimsy in simple objects .