Kate Kosek is an Atlanta-based visual artist whose studio practice evolved from her obsession with pattern-centric crafts made during an early 90’s childhood in Latham, New York. Her recent work consists of fiber sculptures that playfully scrutinize and critique gender roles, women’s labor, and embodied femininity. Bright colors and symbols camouflage the harmful realities of expectations surrounding womanhood and fertility. She remixes materials sourced from craft store shopping sprees together with textile techniques, digital print technology, and welded metal armatures in an attempt to upend the gendered hierarchies inherent within art, craft, and the economy.
Kate exhibits her work internationally and has been commissioned for numerous mural and design projects. She is included in publications by Chronicle Books (US), Laurence King (UK), and Atem Books (Spain), and her 2014 clothing collaboration with Gorman was featured in Australian Vogue. Kate received her BFA in Painting and Drawing from SUNY New Paltz in 2009 and is currently an MFA candidate at Georgia State University with a concentration in Textiles.