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Kate Kosek is a lifelong New York State resident, raised in Latham and currently living in Brooklyn. In 2009 she earned a BFA in Painting & Drawing from the State University of New York at New Paltz, where she began researching and manipulating patterns found in nature, architecture, textile design, and art history. Steering clear from the rigidity evoked by straight-edge painting, her pulsating compositions gain movement from the imperfections generated in her signature hand-crafted style. A duality is evident between the gestural and obsessive line work, as well as her wild yet refined color palette. Kate's paintings transcend conventional pattern making by creating compositions that reflect her perception of obvious and overlooked details observed in her surroundings, striving to create work that feels familiar yet fresh.
In 2014 Kate’s drawings-turned-textiles were utilized for a clothing line collaboration with Australian label Gorman, which was featured on Style.com and in Australian Vogue. Her murals adorn the walls of many establishments in NYC, including the creative offices at Viacom in Manhattan, and DIY music/art venues in Brooklyn, such as Silent Barn, Death By Audio, and Shea Stadium. Her work was published in Print & Pattern Geometric (Laurence King Publishing Ltd, 2015), Carpaccio Guide to Emerging Illustrators, Photographers & Artists Vol. 5 (Atem Books, 2011), and featured on numerous blogs, including Design Milk and Pikaland.