Diptych sculpture made from plexiglass and filled with bright layers of thread referencing sedimentary layers of earth and the state of my laundry pile. These works are the heights of my two young children, my artist equivalent to the practice of marking heights upon the door jams of a family home. These works map the territory of the home-place and were made during my Artist-Residency-in-Motherhood. They are also a part of my interdisciplinary body of work entitled Topography of Dwelling, which includes sculpture, video, drawing, fiber and installation.
Catherine Reinhart is an interdisciplinary artist from Ames, IA. Reinhart creates fiber work and conducts social practice with abandoned textiles around themes of labor, connection, and care. She received her MFA - Textiles from the University of Kansas and a BFA - Integrated Studio Arts at Iowa State University. Reinhart exhibits locally, nationally and internationally. She has exhibited at the Department of Land Economy, Cambridge University and Cambridge Artworks, Cambridge, UK, and the Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS.
Her works are in collections at the University of Mississippi and Kyoto Keika University, Kyoto, Japan. Reinhart is the recipient of numerous grants and residencies, including the Iowa Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, and Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts. Reinhart was recently honored as a 2020 Iowa Artist Fellow, a 2021 Terrain Exhibitions Artist-in-Residence in Springfield, IL and a recipient of the Alex Brown Foundation’s Artist-in-Residence in Des Moines, IA (2022).