Kate Renee is a professional artist and creative entrepreneur from Minneapolis, MN. She has been a blogger since 2011 and loves to write about arts business topics on her blog, What Art School Didn’t Teach You. Recently, Kate received her Masters of Arts in Art and Cultural Management from St. Mary’s University where she focused on Arts Entrepreneurship. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Art and Art History from the University of Minnesota. Kate runs her own consulting business where she guides emerging artists and creative entrepreneurs through their various goals and projects. She also is the business arts teacher at Artistry, a local nonprofit organization in Minnesota.
My work is edgy with a veneer of cute. The paintings teeter towards uncomfortable content with a coloring book stye visage. Sarcastic and conversational titles ask questions and make bold statement that illuminate the personalities of my characters, and metaphors within each piece With a distinctive bright color palette, stylistic lines, and the big eyes and blank stares of my characters, I investigate political, social, feminist, and cultural nuances to provoke discussions with my viewers.
Due to some of graphic nature and adult content related my work, not all artwork is listed here. Additional work is for purchase at www.katerenee.com
Kate’s paintings are painted with acrylic paint. They are made on panel and covered with resin. Some of the work has the painting positioned within various layers of the resin which creates a 3D effect.
Kate believes in giving back and support causes and organizations behind the messages of her work. When you purchase select prints to add to your art collection, 10% of print sales will be donated to associated organizations that relate to the artwork.
Prints are Giclee archival fine art prints. The prints are printed on Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper with archival inks. Do not touch the surface of the print, the print will scratch.
Prints come in two sizes: 8.5″X11″ and 17″X22″. Options are available for the print to be framed with a ready to hang birch wood frame. When framed, the small print is 12″X15″, and the large print is 18″X23″.
All original paintings are acrylic on birch panel with layered resin pours. Paintings from the 7 Sins series have visible three dimensional effects where the painting created within resin. Original paintings should not be hung in direct sunlight.