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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

Works by Katherine Glover

Green Salad

Green Salad is a love story. It recalls a day when the artist and her young son consumed a salad that her lover had prepared the night before, but which was left uneaten. The boy found the salad particularly delicious, and while watching him eat it, Glover was “exquisitely engulfed by love for her man and maternal love for her son.”

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Artist's book resembling a salad in a bowl. Constructed of Tyvek that has been painted in swirling greens and map-folded to look like leaves of lettuce, there is poem written on the inner the leaves.