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Kate H. Osmond

Artist Statement

My work lives in conscious awareness and non-judgement and their momental balances in present contexts. I am working to decentralize my point of view and embrace all things as they come with love and acceptance.

I recognize that my human nature resists change and that resistance contributes to distraction and suffering. In order to navigate a respectful and abundant path forward in the world, I must respect the world as it is now.

Within my art and daily practice, I work to embrace all aspects of life as one
thing; so there is no right or wrong, joy or sorrow, good or shame. In this way, everything is energy. If I can embrace this notion, even for a moment, I see that every side of an issue is valid, and all paths are possible. Everything happens in cycles. Generation will always follow death.

Artist Bio

Kate Hooray Osmond is an American painter and installation artist based in Charleston, SC, whose work circles around the curious experience of consciousness and non-judgement. Kate participated in The Arctic Circle Residency (Norway ’22) and is working on her project, “Warm Salutations,” a experiment in joy and grief within the context of local climate change.

Kate’s artwork has been featured in Introspective Magazine, Hyperallergic, Art and Cake LA, Shoutout Atlanta, ArtMag, and Charleston Magazine. She exhibited her first solo museum show at the Franklin Burroughs/Simeon Chapin Art Museum in 2018 and curated her first exhibition, Prototype for a Landscape, at the City Gallery in 2021.

She has been named the State Fellow for South Carolina (SouthArts Commission), and Lowcountry Artist of the Year (Griffith Reyburn Award), and this year, she was a finalist for the CCA Prize. Her paintings have been included in the Biennial by the Center for Contemporary Art of South Carolina. She currently serves on the Studio Art Faculty at the College of Charleston. Kate Hooray earned her MFA in Studio Art fromMaryland Institute College of Art and her BA from Saint Mary’s College of Maryland.

High Ground

Year: 2022

Medium: Acrylic & gold leaf on canvas

Exhibition: South Carolina Biennial 2023 Part II

Wind Fall

Year: 2022

Medium: Acrylic & gold leaf on canvas

Exhibition: South Carolina Biennial 2023 Part II

Arenal

Year: 2023

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Exhibition: South Carolina Biennial 2023 Part II