katy shepherd
Since 2007
Works in London United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Katy Shepherd was born in the seaside resort of Bournemouth in southern England in 1961. She studied fine art/painting at Bournemouth and Sheffield colleges in the UK and she did her postgraduate in painting at the Royal College of Art London in 1991.

In 1996 following the death of her mother, Katy began experimenting with animating old photos via digital manipulation. Exploring ideas of resurrection and creating a sort of digital heaven with looping animations that resembled home made cine films.

Her first work for the web was www.katy-shepherd.wiredesign.com was funded by London Arts board and the City of Westminster Arts Council in 1998. A series of animated snapshots from the family album.

In 2001 Katy was commissioned by the Arts Council and Channel 4 Television to make a short animation called "film".

In October 2006 Katy launched her most recent project for the web, www.vitreoushumour.co.uk Funded by the Arts Council of England with support from the Media Centre at Wiltshire College and David Rowntree of Nanomation.

Katy's short films and animations have been shown at many galleries including the Institute of Contemporary Art, London, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the National Gallery, London aswell as being screened on Channel 4 TV, the Other Cinema and the Curzon Cinema, London.