Kathleen Durkin

I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and encouraged from a young age to explore nature in my city. My art practice is the result of my desire and effort to know land: specifically the hidden, emotional, and historical ecologies of the land. I am inspired by my conversation work in Baltimore and my years teaching in wilderness of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. My current practice involves site specific and non-site specific installation and sculpture, video, performance, and artifact documentation. A great deal of my professional career has been spent teaching both art and environmental science to students of all ages. I love creating art events that allow for participants young and old to experience both. When not in the studio, you can find me digging in the dirt and teaching others to dig in the dirt as well.