Katharine Kuharic is a painter primarily known for her allegorical paintings consisting of thousands of details, multiple figures and complex technique, sexual desire, social and political mores preoccupied her work in the 1990s. The paintings were populated by death heads, flayed flesh, tableaux, and timelines of her sexual partners. In the following decade, gun violence, overabundance, inflated and collapsing real estate, and financial markets preoccupied her work. Political engagement has long been a focus, and Kuharic has developed several projects designed to raise money for Senate campaigns, The Brady Campaign against Gun Violence, and Presidential campaigns.
Katharine Kuharic, Four Lads—diptych, 2012. 80 x 60 in., diptych 1, watercolor & pencil on paper (2 pieces at 60 x 40 in.) courtesy of P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York, NY