Wake in the Woods
School of Fine Arts
Kate Samworth (BFA '10) explores themes of environmental change, balancing a sense of wonder and possibility with an expression of mourning. Her passion for natural history illustration, dark fairy tales, and satire converge in her illustrations.
Samworth has illustrated several books. Her first, Aviary Wonders Inc., won the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers. The exhibition includes work from published and ongoing projects, including the finely detailed scratchboard drawings for Why Fish Don’t Exist, a work of non-fiction for adults by NPR journalist Lulu Miller, to be released this April by Simon & Schuster.
The exhibition will also include a selection of works created in response to nature by PAFA alumni: Fiona Bearclaw, Emily Chatton, Marguerita Hagan, Veronica Hanssens, Greg Watson, and PAFA students: Jazmine Almaguer, Tali Burry-Schnepp, Bernadette Colburn, Margaret Delaney, Julio Galvez, Taylor Larsen, Kyle Margiotta, Kelly Micca, Henry Murphy, Maura Roncace, Sally Richards, and Yiren Zhu.