Katie Hratko

As an introvert, I am very withholding and self-contained. Through my work, I strive to reinvent myself while simultaneously revealing some of my innermost attributes through satirical imagery and juxtaposing subject matter. I am revealing myself both physically and psychologically, symbolically and realistically. I explore various facets of my femininity, my sexuality, my Catholic upbringing and the discord that accompanies these attributes. I allow my work to remain more somber to instill a sense of discomfort within the viewer as a way of displacing my own internal tensions.