Katy Allgeyer was born in New Hampshire and attended art school at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. After college, Katy became a leading fashion designer for Liz Claiborne. Katy’s knitwear design expertise ranged from fine guage machine knitted head-to-toe dressing to bulky hand knit intarsia sweaters that were often likened to “wearable art”. Katy traveled to Asia more than 100 times on business trips. Extensive traveling influenced her global outlook and sparked an interest in exploring themes of “location” in the artist’s latest fine art works.
Katy is a recognized feng shui master as well as a fine artist and frequently combines the two practices. In 2003 Katy’s conceptual installation “WALL OF LOVE: The Art of Feng Shui” was featured in a solo exhibition in Berlin, Germany and included in the international Kunstkreuz “Love & Peace” art festival. This installation featured 99 individual “Love Power Heart” paintings. Each “Love Power Heart” was painted using feng shui concepts of color, placement, and symbolism. Every painting was infused with a powerful Peace Meditation and included directions on where to hang in home or office to activate good feng shui qi (energy).
Katy’s award winning work has been exhibited in galleries on both coasts as well as in group shows at the Cornell Museum in Florida and the Coos Art Museum in Oregon. One of Katy’s paintings was selected for a Purchase Award by the King County Public Art Collection in Seattle, Washington in June 2008. The project’s mission was to purchase landscape art for the Harborview Medical Center that have a healing recuperative effect on its patients and staff.
Katy uses acrylic paint, oil sticks, mixed media, and assemblage in her fine art work and happily welcomes commissioned projects of all sizes. She is open to collaborative project ideas.
Lately I have been painting under my alter ego "Fishgirl". Using another name gives me the freedom to experiment with technique and loosen up in my style.