Katy Horan makes paintings and drawings that explore a range of interests including (but definitely not limited to) Victorian femininity, mourning practices, historical dress, and female archetypes. She works to bring these sometimes disparate sources of inspiration together in heavily detailed and often ambiguous images. She received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2003. Since then, her work has been shown in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Toronto, and published in a number of art books including The Exquisite Book and Drawn In, as well as in magazines such as Juxtapoz and New American Paintings. From Houston, TX, she now lives in Austin, TX with her husband and two dogs. She is currently working on future exhibitions, and hopes to some day illustrate a book or two.