Born in 1976 in Victoria, BC, Katarina Meglic studied at the Victoria College of Art and Pacific Design Academy. Extensive, gallery-focused travels through Europe and New York following graduation served to inform her practice, and helped establish a maturity in her work.
Katarina considers the human figure to be a vessel of storytelling, and her intimate portraits – whether depicting a salacious kiss, underwater dance, or sleeping child – are compassionate studies of character and experience. Her canvasses are rich with intense colour, expressive line, and thick textures.
Katarina lives, works, and gardens on Denman Island, BC, on what she respectfully acknowledges is unceded traditional territory of the K’omoks First Nation. She is fond of the smell of roses and turpentine, and everything she owns is covered with paint.