Katie Dell Kaufman is a native of Washington DC.  An award winning assemblage and collage artist, Kaufman creates two and three dimensional work out of wood, paper, found materials and wax.  A member of the Drawing and Painting Department faculty at the Corcoran College of Art and Design for 21 years, she now maintains a studio at the Gateway CDC Art Center in the Gateway Arts District in Brentwood, MD.  Kaufman has been represented by the Fraser Gallery in Washington, DC, and Bethesda, MD, (1999 – 2005), the Arteco Gallery in Cumberland, MD (2007 – 2009) and, since 2011, has been represented by the Zenith Gallery in Washington DC. Kaufman’s recent exhibitions include the 2013 solo show, Uncommon Objects, at the Zenith Gallery in WDC, the 2014 group show, Heated Perspectives w/Washington Wax Works at the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery in Rockville, MD, and The Spirit of Wood, a two person show at the Zenith Gallery’s 1111 Pennsylvania Ave Sculpture Space, in WDC, in 2011.  Kaufman was honored with a 2010-2011 and a 2013-2014 Montgomery County Arts and Humanities Individual Artist Award for her encaustic/mixed media work.  In 2008 Kaufman was commissioned to create work for an international, interdisciplinary, traveling exhibition, Surviving History: Portraits from Vilna from Living Imprint in London, UK.  Her 5 biographical assemblages incorporate biographical objects provided by Lithuanian Holocaust survivors.  Exhibited in Lithuania, England, and South Africa, her work is now part of the permanent collection of Living Imprint, London, UK. Kaufman received her graduate degree from UMD, College Park, MD and her undergraduate degree from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.  She lives with her family in Takoma Park, MD.