KATE Wilson HEADSHOTKate Wilson, Fine Artist

BIOGRAPHY

KATE WILSON

American, b. 1973

Kate Wilson is best known for her abstract and surrealist twist on what "is." Her curious and adventurous nature ensures that her path is filled with discovery. Her mission is to create simple, elegant, and thought-provoking art with a process that is organic and playful. Kate often uses her photography as a starting point to capture everyday subjects within the fleeting essence of the moment.

She is drawn to color, shape, pattern, and texture as they relate to one another, and using these elements, coupled with any combination of scale, angle, repetition, perspective, and focus, her creations call for contemplation and imagination. The photographs she takes may become part of a reflecting pattern, or mandala, or may take on life as a stand-alone art piece.

Her love of nature and fine art, her years spent as an educator, her work as a graphic designer, and her happy outlook on life influence her art. Kate lives and creates in Cranston, Rhode Island.
 

AWARD

2017 HONORABLE MENTION: Boats, Surf, and Beaches, Open Juried International Exhibition, Art League Rhode Island, VET's Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

ARTICLE

August 2017 Featured Artist, Providence Monthly

LECTURES

July 2017 Gallery Night Celebrity Providence Tour Guide, Providence, Rhode Island
2017 Artistic Process, PVDFest & Gallery Night Maker Tour, Sprout Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island
2014 Artistic Process, RISD, Providence, Rhode Island

BOARD MEMBER

2017 Gallery Night Providence

SOLO EXHIBITION

2017 Twisting Reality, Sprout Gallery, Gallery Night Providence Feature, Providence, Rhode Island

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Natural Wonders, Sprout Gallery, Gallery Night Providence Feature, Providence, Rhode Island

2017 Coastal Curiosities, Sprout Gallery, Gallery Night Providence Feature, Providence, Rhode Island

2017 Member Exhibition, Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, Mill Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

2017 Boats, Surf, and Beaches, Open Juried International Exhibition, Art League Rhode Island, VET's Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

2017 Associate Members Exhibition, Art League Rhode Island, Dryden Red Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

2017 Providence Center for the Photographic Arts Member Exhibit, Gallery Night Providence Feature, Providence, Rhode Island

2016 Transforming Reality, Sprout Gallery, Gallery Night Providence Feature, Providence, Rhode Island

ONLINE GALLERIES

2017 INVITED ARTIST: ABSTRACTIONS, Cultural Center of Cape Cod

2014 – present  FEATURED ARTIST: RISD Portfolios Showcase

2014 – present  FEATURED ARTIST: Behance Curated Galleries

RETAIL LOCATIONS

Wil.o Hair Design, Pawtuxet Village, Cranston, Rhode Island

HeARTspot, East Providence, Rhode Island

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

2005 – 2016  Sole Proprietor of Ivy Road Design, Handmade Greeting Cards, Graphic Design, & Photography

1989 – 2009  Elementary School & Art Teacher

EDUCATION

2016  Photography, self-taught

2011 – 2014  CE Certificate of Graphic Design, RISD, Providence, Rhode Island

1995  BS in Education + Liberal Studies, Concentration in Studio Art, Certificate in Elementary Education, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York 

1990  Pre-College Summer Program, Fashion Illustration  RISD, Providence, Rhode Island

AFFILIATIONS

RISD Alumna

Art League Rhode Island

Providence Center for Photographic Arts

Pawtucket Arts Collaborative

Newport Art Museum

RISD Museum

Edgewood Garden Club

AS220

NAPW