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Katherine Glover

A light-skinned adult woman with short brown hair stands in front of a blank wall. Her head is turned to her right, her right arm is stretched out, and her left arm is bent in front of her chest. She wears a sheer white long-sleeve blouse with long white hanging threads.

Photo courtesy of the artist

Born in 1947

As Glover describes, “Sometimes my choice is shaped by a growing idea that suggests the materials that might best give it shape. Other times the materials themselves suggest a starting place or an idea waiting discovery. The constant state of transformation reflects what I see in life around me, whether it is in the natural world or in the world we make for ourselves.”

Glover did not begin her career as a book artist. After receiving an MBA from Harvard Business School, she served as an international consultant in strategy, industry best practices, and marketing communications. In the mid-1990s, she shifted to full-time work as a mixed-media artist and professional graphic designer. “Lurking all the while within and finally bursting forth,” she says, “was a growing desire to realign my earlier studies in visual arts.”

While also making artists’ books, Glover is a lighting designer and works with textile, clothing, and furniture design.

Artist Details

  • Name

    Katherine Glover
  • Birth

    Boston, 1947
  • Phonetic Spelling

    KATH-rehn GLUH-verr