Kate Catlin has been an artist since birth and an entrepreneur since 6th grade, when she got sent to the principal for selling tiny neon fish-bobber earrings to her classmates. She uses her mixed media process to design fun logos for creative entrepreneurs.
“I create functional three-dimensional mixed media art with an emphasis on deconstructing, upcycling, and repurposing materials. My aesthetic is found at the intersection between Brutalist and Burning Man. My artworks incorporate a range of materials including paint, leather, wire, fiber, and clothing.”Kate Catlin
Kate has shown her work in the 2021 Vineyard Creative Imaginarium and Creative Festival, Ontario, Canada, assisted Michael Toombs in his 2020 Black Lives Matter street mural painting, Kansas City, Missouri, and is the current Artist-in-Residence at Sword of Joy Academy, Raytown, Missouri. Her work can be seen in weekly worship videos and live art performances for Raytown Christian Church and at various Burning Man events across the country. Kate is thrilled to be able to work with organizations like The Encouragement Project and the Raytown Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee to help them further their work in the community.
Kate has been self-taught since 1991, when she graduated from high school with a focus in Advanced Art Techniques including sculpture, illustration, and graphic design. Her influences include Louise Bourgeois, Yohji Yamamoto, Rick Owens, her fellow outsider artists, the Borderlands video game series, and post-apocalyptic fiction.