Katie Revilla completed her B.A. in Art Practice at the University of California, Berkeley in 2017 with Honors. There she received the Lauren Krikorian Award and a Certificate of Excellence in Sculpture. Her work has been shown throughout the U.S., and included in exhibitions at Southern Exposure, SF; Root Division, SF; New Wight Gallery, LA; Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley; Omi Gallery, Oakland; American Steel Studios, Oakland; B4BEL4B Gallery, Oakland; SOMArts, SF; Knockdown Center, NY; among others. Her work has been published in various journals, catalogues, and books including KQED Arts, The UC Berkeley Arts+Design Showcase Issue 02, The Berkeley Fiction Review, ONX Season 03 Copper and MatchBox Magazine. She currently lives in Oakland, California.
My work is based in installation and sculpture with a focus in textiles. In working with textiles I choose to examine the multiple structures that fabric maintains on a physical level, such as weaving, mending, and wearing, along with its inherent social status and ideas of labor and production. Through my work, I emphasize meaning and material by using objects that have a specific relationship to my identity. These materials are typically passed down or given to me, which in turn become placeholders for memory and a way to document their absence and presence in my life.