- Katie Butler
Katie Butler is a painter based in Akron, Ohio. Her allegorical still life paintings provide critical commentary on the financial disparities in American society.
Recent work takes aim at the wealthy individuals in power who profited off of the pandemic, while so many others fell deeper into poverty. Through insider trading and the "Three Martini Lunch" corporate tax break that Republicans put in the initial Covid relief bill, those with existing capital grew even richer during the crisis. These paintings question who gets to feast, who has to clean up the mess, and who is really picking up the tab.
Butler received her BFA from the University of Akron in 2017 and her MFA from Kent State University in 2021.