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 as I am inspired by fairytales and popular storybook characters. I make my work approachable through the bright, coloring book-style visage while layering in metaphors and symbolism. The paintings teeter towards uncomfortable content as I investigate political, social, feminist, and cultural nuances to provoke both visual and conversational discussions with my viewers. Sarcastic and conversational titles ask questions and make bold statements that illuminate the narratives and personalities to the doll-like characters.
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 birch panels and covered with resin.
Paintings from the 7 Sins series have visible three-dimensional effects where the painting is created within layers of resin.
Original paintings should not be hung in direct sunlight.
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″.