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Katie Dallam is an artist specializing in expressionistic paintings and mixed media. Her work has been featured on NBC's "Dateline" and in the New York Times. She was recently a featured artist at a national exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Katie's story is believed to have been the inspiration for the current movie "Million Dollar Baby."

In 1996, Katie was severely injured in a boxing match. She almost died, and part of her brain was destroyed. Through years of rigorous therapies, she relearned how to walk, talk and care for herself. Her indomitable spirit and support from her family helped her overcome her despair and suicidal thoughts.

Prior to her head injury Katie worked as a psychologist for the state of Missouri. Today, Katie is disabled. Painting is what now gives her life meaning.

Her work is unplanned, instinctive, and raw.

To find out more about what happened to Katie, go to the section titled About Katie.

To view more of her work go to her Galleries.

Media Coverage
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Art Review of Katie's 2010 show

Exhibit in Chicago
April 20-30, 2006

Katie's first show reviewed
Kansas City Star

Dateline
Sunday - April 24, 2005

Transcript of show

The New York Times front page March 9, 2005:
"Far From Hollywood, a Boxer Whose Dreams Died in the Ring"

Multimedia
Slide Show and Video

Katie with her painting
Slide Show
Video: Katie tells her story in her own words and talks about the impact that the movie had on her.

 


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