katherine ace was born in chicago in 1953 and received a ba from knox college, illinois, in 1975. she works in alkyd/oil on canvas. ace's paintings examine the figure and still life in surreal terms. the paintings synthesize unconscious experience with everyday objects. she has an ongoing fascination with both figurative and still life painting. her work posits, plays with and subverts realism, is deeply involved in contraries and opposites, and has a feminist orientation. katherine finds inspiration in art from ancient times to the present. her work hangs in private, corporate and public collections across the country.