The creator of Anthropology Gallery is me, Katie Cole.
I am a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead where I received a bachelors degree in anthropology with an emphasis in archaeology. I am passionate about art, culture, prehistory, and preservation.
My anthropological experience includes archaeological field school at the Schultz site in North Dakota and at Poverty Point State Historical site in Louisiana (one of the largest prehistoric earthwork sites in the western hemisphere!). I have also conducted survey work in Swift County, Minnesota. At Minnesota State University Moorhead I was allowed the opportunity to combine art and anthropology by drawing scientific illustrations. My work focused on drawing ceramic artifacts, which made my fascination with ancient art grow.
I work as the Office & Volunteer Coordinator for a non profit that provides veterinary aid and disaster relief to animals in developing countries. This position allows me work with an amazing team and promote another passion of mine, animal wellness, while doing my part of helping communities from a variety of cultures.
I am a co-administrator of a Facebook page called “People Against Spike TV’s Savage Family Diggers”. If you haven’t already, you should check it out! This has allowed me to truly understand the growing power of social media and the importance of preservation that America is facing today. Highlights include: the FB group was featured in American Archaeology magazine, a group project being presented at the 2013 Society for Historical Archaeology Conference in Leicester, UK, and working with an amazing team of intelligent and passionate people. You check out our page here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/People-against-Spike-TVs-Savage-Family-Diggers/193110227460512?ref=hl
I spend a lot of my free time working on my art. I am interested in painting, drawing, and photography. The most recent direction of my work has been focused on cultures and subcultures. I am currently working on an acrylic series that involves indigenous dance and a photographic series that involves subcultures in my hometown of Fargo, North Dakota. My art is anthropology inspired and I hope to share with you some of my pieces in the future!
I am a true believer that art can not only be therapeutic, but educational. Observing methods, symbols, and mediums can teach us a great deal about a culture. I hope to create a space where people interested in anthropology, art, or both can learn about human activities and the ways humans express these activities through art.
Feel free to contact me and thanks for viewing the Anthropology Gallery.