Katrine Hildebrandt-Hussey | Shifting Center

Presented by Uprise Art and the Artist

Location: Central Lounge

Katrine Hildebrandt-Hussey is a Boston-based artist who references sacred spaces, architectures, and geometries in her work, drawing on familiar visual signs and symbols and rearranging them in diagrammatic configurations. Similar to mandalas, which have an entry way and center point, her works are designed to challenge the viewer’s presence and awareness.


Originally trained in sculpture, for the past seven years Hildebrandt-Hussey has explored various methods of drawing and mark-making with fire on paper. These volatile processes - both controlled and precarious - mandate patience and methodical repetition, approaching ideas of ritual. For “Shifting Center”, the artist focused on the repeated form of the circle to create an immersive, sixteen-foot long drawing that bows about the viewer. “Shifting Center” aims at creating a sanctuary and meditative space where all are welcome to enter, sit, or stand to look inward.