Katy Wiedemann

Providence, RI, USA
Using traditional Renaissance oil glazing techniques, my work blends a unique expression of figurative painting with a precise understanding of scientific anatomy, finding both the beauty and the complexity of the human form. Her creature studies combine aspects of natural biology and science fiction to create works that seek elegance in the grotesque.

Katy is a painter and illustrator currently living in Providence, Rhode Island. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration.

Work Experience

Marine Biological Laboratory

Scientific Illustration Intern

I worked as an intern for the Communications Department at the Marine Biological Laboratory. I provided them with cellular biological illustrations to use in the MBL's publication Catalyst.
December 2012 - February 2013 Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States

The Edna Lawrence Nature Lab

Curator's Assistant and Animal Care Specialist

I started working under the curators at the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab as a museum monitor. In this position I would guide visitors through the museum as well as keep records, organize specimens, clean and assist with repairs. I now work as the primary animal care assistant feeding, cleaning and caring for the population of the live exotic animals at The Nature Lab.
June 2012 - Present Providence, Rhode Island, United States

PONSHOP Studio And Gallery

Studio and Gallery Assistant

I worked as Studio and Gallery Assistant under the two owners of the PONSHOP Studio and Gallery, Scarlett and Gabriel Pons. I assisted the management of sales, inventory, gallery design, product design and advertisement. I also assisted the artists in their studio work and had my art exhibited in the gallery.
June 2011 - September 2011 Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States


Rhode Island School Of Design (RISD)

Bachelor of Fine Arts

I majored in Illustration with a focus on Scientific Illustration.
September 2009 - June 2013 Providence, Rhode Island, United States


Scholastics Art Awards

Two Gold Key Awards, Two Silver Key Awards, and Two Honorable Mentions


Scholastic Art Awards

One Gold Key Award for Drawing Portfolio & One Silver Key Award for Photography Portfolio


Sanford School

Cum Laude Award for Art


Scholastics Art Awards

Regional Scholastics Art Scholarship


Big Picture

Best In Show



Adobe Illustrator, 35mm Photography, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Curation, Digital Photography, Exhibit Design, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Oil Painting, Scientific Illustration, Screen Printing, Technical Illustration,

Exhibitions & Publications

• 2007 Big Picture Art Exhibition - Best in Show
• 2007 & 2008 Published in The Delaware Foundation for Visual Arts Calendar
• 2009 & 2010 Waterman Gallery Exhibitions
• 2011 PONSHOP Studio and Gallery “Tailor-Made” Exhibition
• 2012 RISD Illustration Open Studios
• 2012 Woods Gerry Gallery Illustration Exhibition
• 2013 ISB Gallery Exhibition
• 2013 SteetAnatomy.com Featured Artist
• 2013 MedInArt.eu Featured Artist
• 2013 RISD Senior Invitational Exhibition