Kathryn Lien’s work combines sculptural objects and built architecture with the performance of drawing, attempting to root a space in physical passage of time. Using labor-intensive methods of hand-making, Lien’s installations find gendered domesticity at odds with self-sufficiency and individual endurance. She received her BFA from the University of Washington in Seattle in 2012 and received the Grace C. and Bernard de Cillia Endowed Scholarship Undergraduate Graduating with Excellence Award. She has since worked as the 2015 Visual Arts Coordinator at the Vermont Studio Center and has received a joint fellowship with the Pollock/Krasner Foundation and the Vermont Studio Center for a residency in Summer 2017. She grew up in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania.