Kat is an award-winning photographer, mixed media artist and writer as well as Co-Owner/Co-Director at The White Room Gallery. Her work has been described as provocative, imaginative, unique, bold, crisp and unexpected. Street art is mixed with city images, rocks turn into characters, industrial pieces take on their own beauty in abstract reflections or evocative still life’s, vintage album covers create montages, words convey a story and, often, paint and layers add dimension as her pieces are born. Kat is intrigued by a myriad of catalysts. Both masculine and feminine. Her images are burned into metal because of its vibrancy, simplicity and the fact that it can withstand the elements.
Kat has won many awards for her art including Gold for Best of the Best East End Artist in 2016 and 2017 and The Award of Excellence by Juror Karen Marks, Director of Manhattan’s Howard Greenberg Gallery, one of the world’s leading photography galleries as well as Juror Dr. Naomi Rosenblum, eminent photographic historian and Juror Jennifer McGregor, Director of Arts and Senior Curator at Wave Hill Cultural Center.
Her work has been featured in numerous websites and publications including The New York Times and has been displayed by museums, galleries and private collectors.
All Kat’s images are limited editions, printed with archival pigment inks which are then infused into a proprietary polymer coating that’s applied to an aluminum panel. During the transfer process pores open on the polymer coating and the inks turn into a gas thus causing the ink to literally be in the print as opposed to being printed on it. The finish is a gallery wrap.
Kat has used her creativity to generate money and support for The New York Philharmonic and The Jewish Children’s Museum. She created a fundraiser at Ashawagh Hall with 100% of the proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and The Retreat. She has donated art to support Quail Hill Farm and Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue.
Along the way Kat was an award-winning playwright and artist in residence at Workhouse, Looking Glass and Avalon Repertory theatres in NYC and most recently wrote and directed a night of shorts at Guild Hall. She was also an award-winning SVP/Partner/Creative Director/Writer at several global and boutique advertising agencies. Since moving out east in 2006 Kat has been a contributing fiction writer to The East Hampton Star with a series titled Uncle Jack’s. The latest story being Uncle Jack’s Ike. Kat is a member of the Artists Alliance of East Hampton.
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