She is a working studio artist, papermaker, organic gardener, and beekeeper who creates her art from plants and recycled treasures. Each piece is a vignette that tells a story with layers of vintage ephemera, photos, and bits of cloth interacting with etched images, small toys, natural objects, and beads. DeMent uses hand made recycled paper as a gateway to the many sustainable aspects of art making, creating stronger connections with the environment
Katy DeMent majored in Art History and Psychology at Georgia State University with additional studies in textiles at American College in Atlanta. Her work is found in galleries and museums worldwide and has been featured on HGTV’s Crafters Coast to Coast.
Also an active teaching artist, DeMent has presented residencies through Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media, ArtsPath, Gateway to the Arts, Young Audiences of New York, and the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse. She was awarded the 2005 Art Educator of the Year by the Georgia Art Educators Association and Best in Show at the 2007 Atlanta Downtown Festival and Tour, and can now be found exhibiting in galleries across Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and South Carolina.
Watch this video to see a recently completed arts integration Residency Project that took place with two different elementary schools in southwestern Pennsylvania: