Born in Palm Beach, USA
Lives and works in New York

Kathia ST. HILAIRE

Informed by her experience growing up in Caribbean and African American neighborhoods in South Florida, the artist seeks to memorialize the communities that she has been a part of through innovative printmaking techniques. Her work draws inspiration from Haitian Vodun flags, which are used to tell the country’s history and honor anscental spirits. Using nontraditional materials such as beauty products, industrial metal, fabric or tires, she creates ornate tapestries that seek to preserve the Haitian history and Vodun religion that lives around us in Miami. 

Kathia St. Hilaire received her M.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking at the Yale School of Art in New Haven, Connecticut and her B.F.A. in Printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island. Her work has recently been featured in group exhibitions at the The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs; Half Gallery, New York; Blum & Poe, New York; and James Fuentes, New York. 

education

2018-20    Yale School of Art, MFA Painting/Printmaking
2013-17    Rhode Island School of Design, BFA Printmaking

solo shows

2024
Perrotin, New York, NY (forthcoming)

2021
The Pilgrimage of the Soul, public commission organized by Fringe Projects, Miami, FL

group shows

2022
We are family, The New York Academy, New York, NYC

2021
WITNESS: Afro Perspectives from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection, El Espacio, Miami, FL Resting Point of Accommodation, Almine Rech, Brussel
Group Show, Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Celestial Transits, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY (Two-Person)

2020
Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond, Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Sympathetic Magic, Blum and Poe, Los Angeles,CA
Inertial Dynamics, Half Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
Figure Abstract, James Fuentes Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show, Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Thesis Show, Green Hall Gallery, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

2019
Bophilla, Unpaved Gallery, Yucca Valley, CA
Derek Eller Gallery, Three person show with Clare Grill and Lauren Luloff, New York, NYC Second Year Show, Green Hall Gallery, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

2018
First Year Show, Green Hall Gallery, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT Circles Without Breaks, Local Project Art Space, New York, Long Island City

2017
Fete-Fete Baldamor, Okay Space Gallery, New York, NY
Wheaton Biennial: Printmaking Reimagined, Beard and Weil Galleries, Norton, MA BLK2 LUV, E.M.P Collective Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2015
Kindred Exhibition, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI

public collections

Perez Art Museum, Miami, FL
El Espacio, Miami, FL
Bunker Artspace, West Palm Beach, FL
The Contemporary Art Museum of Luxembourg
Rhode Island School of Design Special Collections, Providence, RI

awards

2020 Eli Harwood Schless Prize, Yale School of Art 2019 Jorge M. Perez Award
2015 Ripley F.W Albright Memorial, RISD

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS
The Pilgrimage of the Soul, Fringe Projects, Miami, FL
Our Only Guide to Justice, BAM Brooklyn, NYC

LECTURES
2022 The New York Academy, New York, NY 2021 Carnegie Mellon School of Art, Pittsburgh,PA
UT Austin Printmaking Class, Austin, TX

  • January 2022
    L'Officiel — 4 PAGES

  • December 2021
    Surface magazine — 2 PAGES

  • December 2021
    Wallpaper — 3 PAGES

  • May 2021
    Artnet News — 8 PAGES