New England Institute of Technology, permanent 12 foot installation in their new 400 room residential building

New England Institute of Technology, permanent 12 foot installation in their new 400 room residential building

ARTIST BIO
Kate Wilson, American, b. 1973

Kate Wilson is an interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in Rhode Island. She grew up on the shores of Massachusetts and enjoys camping, hiking, skiing, and boating throughout New England and the West. She travels extensively throughout Europe, America, and the Caribbean. She meditates and practices yoga regularly. Her way of life imbues her with a love for exploration, focus, and patience, all of which are foundations of Kate’s artistic process.

Kate completed her schooling in Studio Art & Education at Skidmore College in New York, and later graduated from the CE Graphic Design program at Rhode Island School of Design. Her experiences as an elementary school teacher and later as a graphic designer running her own firm, taught her how to engender spaces with wonder and imagination. Kate’s visual and emotional communication is evident in her work.

As a professional artist, Kate creates visual statements that embody luminosity, movement, and balance through the relationships of shape, line, and color. She asks the viewer to step closer and be enveloped into the details of the worlds she creates. Her unique visual sense is evident in her delicate, yet brave use of materials.

Kate works in a variety of mediums. She is best known for her limited edition and one-of-a-kind commissioned large scale photographic works that are dye-sublimated onto aluminum panels, in which she hides a tiny positive word, or love note, for the viewer to find. Kate also creates abstract metallic wash paintings on paper or acrylic panels with lighting incorporated within key pieces. She paints on canvas and panels using oil, acrylics, pastels, and graphite. These range from completely abstract to the figurative. Kate also creates ethereal installation works using paper and metal. Her latest work of this nature is to honor Earth Day 2020, the 50th anniversary.

Kate’s creativity as an artist has garnered her multiple articles, awards, and gallery representation at two Rhode Island galleries where she exhibits regularly. She was selected for a solo exhibition by Rhode Island State Council on the Arts in the Block Island Airport Gallery for the Summer of 2018. Kate was commissioned to design a permanent twelve-foot installation at New England Institute of Technology. Kate has given numerous artist talks, has been a repeat celebrity artist for Providence’s Gallery Night Tours. She maintains her studio in Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Kate enjoys working on art installations by incorporating the essence of a project into her visual solutions and creating spaces in which viewers can be curious and wonder.

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ARTIST CV

GALLERIES
· Atelier Newport, Newport, RI
· Candita Clayton Gallery, Pawtucket, RI

AWARDS & HONORS
· 2019 Selected Artist: Providence Gallery Night‘s 2019 season publicity collateral
· 2019 Selected Artist: Artwork featured in Rhode Island Monthly, Engaged article, Candita Clayton Gallery
· 2018 Selected Artist: Partnering with the Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum on a commissioned installation of 8-10 works, grant pending for the 2019 season
· 2017 HONORABLE MENTION: Through the Lens, Open Juried International Exhibition, Art League Rhode Island, VET’s Gallery, Providence, RI
· 2017 HONORABLE MENTION: Boats, Surf, & Beaches, Open Juried International Exhibition, Art League Rhode Island, VET’s Gallery, Providence, RI
· ABSTRACTIONS, Cultural Center of Cape Cod
· RISD Portfolios Showcase
· Behance Curated Galleries

ARTICLES
· 2018 Featured Artist, Boston Voyager
· 2017 Featured Artist, Providence Monthly

ARTIST TALKS
2018
· Gallery Night Celebrity Tour Guide, Providence, RI
· Panel Discussion with Candita Clayton: Curating & commissioning fine art, M-Geough in the Boston Design Center, Boston, MA
2017
· Gallery Night Celebrity Tour Guide, Providence, RI
· Artistic Process, PVDFest & Gallery Night Maker Tour, Providence, RI
2014
· Artistic Process, RISD, Providence, RI

BOARD & COMMITTEE MEMBER
· Gallery Night Providence Board

· 2018 WaterFire FireBall Committee

2019 GROUP EXHIBITIONS
· Blossom, showcasing three female artists, Candita Clayton Gallery, Pawtucket, RI
· Ready For Spring Show, Candita Clayton Gallery, Pawtucket, RI
· La Famiglia, Atelier Newport, Newport RI

2018 ART INSTALLATIONS
· New England Institute of Technology, permanent 12 foot installation in their new 400 room residential building
· RI Home Show: featured in the Designer House, Providence, RI

2018 SOLO EXHIBITIONS
· Solo Exhibition: Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Selected Artist, Block Island Airport Gallery, Block Island, July through September
· Inaugural Artist at Sprout Gallery Warren, Beauty in Simplicity, Art Night Bristol Warren Feature, Warren, RI
· Kate Wilson Fine Art, Candita Clayton Gallery, Cranston, RI

2018 GROUP EXHIBITIONS
· Member Exhibition, Jamestown Arts Center, Jamestown, RI
· Anniversary Group Show, Candita Clayton Gallery, Pawtucket, RI
· Vestiges, Atelier Newport, Newport RI
· Summer Group Show, Candita Clayton Gallery, Pawtucket, RI
· Earth Day Tribute Tour, Gallery Night Providence Feature, Sprout Gallery, Providence, RI
· Really Big Group Show, Candita Clayton Gallery, Pawtucket, RI
· Hearths & Hideaways, Atelier Newport, Newport RI
· A Pairing, Atelier Newport, Newport RI
· Flower Show, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
· Associated Members Exhibition, Art League Rhode Island, Warwick Center for the Arts, Providence, RI

2017 SOLO EXHIBITION
· Twisting Reality, Sprout Gallery, Gallery Night Providence Feature, Providence, RI

2017 GROUP EXHIBITIONS
· Through the Lens, Open Juried International Exhibition, Art League Rhode Island, VET’s Gallery, Providence, RI
· Member Exhibition, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
· Member Exhibition, Jamestown Arts Center, Jamestown, RI
· Photography Guild, Newport Museum, Newport RI
· Crosswinds, Atelier Newport, Newport, RI
· Natural Wonders, Gallery Night Providence Feature, Sprout Gallery, Providence, RI
· Coastal Curiosities, Gallery Night Providence Feature, Sprout Gallery, Providence, RI
· Member Exhibition, Gallery Night Providence Feature, Providence Center for Photographic Arts, Providence, RI
· Member Exhibition, Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, Mill Gallery, Providence, RI
· Associated Members Exhibition, Gallery Night Providence Feature, Art League Rhode Island, Dryden Red Gallery, Providence, RI
· Boats, Surf, and Beaches, Open Juried International Exhibition, Art League Rhode Island, VET’s Gallery, Providence, RI

2016 GROUP EXHIBITION
· Transforming Reality, Gallery Night Providence Feature, Sprout Gallery, Providence, RI

AFFILIATIONS
· RISD Alumna
· RISD Museum
· Americans for the Arts
· Attleboro Arts Museum
· Newport Art Museum & Photography Guild
· Art League Rhode Island
· Jamestown Art Center, Affiliated Artist
· AS220
· Providence Center for Photographic Arts
· Pawtucket Arts Collaborative
· National Association of Professional Women
· Edgewood Garden Club
· Friends of the Earth International

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
· 2005 – 2016  Sole Proprietor of Ivy Road Design: hand-made greeting cards, graphic design, & photography
· 1989 – 2009  Summer Art Teacher
· 1995 – 2003 Elementary School Teacher

EDUCATION
· 2016  Photography, self-taught
· 2014 CE Certificate of Graphic Design, RISD, Providence, RI
· 1995  BS in Education & Liberal Studies, Studio Art Concentration, Elementary Education Certificate, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
· 1990 Pre-College Summer Program, RISD, Providence, RI

TRAVEL
France · Germany · Belgium · the Netherlands · Iceland · Luxembourg · Denmark · Norway · Sweden · England · St. Lucia · St. Croix · St. John · St. Thomas · Grand Cayman · Aruba · Canada · 42 States & counting