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Seattle painter, curator and social artist Kate Vrijmoet lives and works in Seattle, WA. She received her MFA from Syracuse University. Her paintings and installations focus on the human body and the human condition, and on issues of consciousness, boundaries, scale and access. Vrijmoet was one of 16 American artists participating in the 2012 5th Beijing International Biennial. Her sound installation, Mother May I…?  was awarded Best Installation in the Brooklyn Wide Open exhibit by Charlotta Kotik, Curator Emerita Brooklyn Museum of Art. And it was exhibited at Orange County Center on Contemporary Art–a show endorsed by Nicolas Bourriaud. Vrijmoet has exhibited in shows juried by curators of the MOMA (Paulina Pobocha), the Met (Anne Strauss) and the Guggenheim (Nat Trotman). She received 3rd Prize in 2010 Ecuador Biennial. Her work has been published in the 2014 book Ufora, New American Paintings, The Seattle Times, Catapult Magazine, El Telegrapho, El Universo, Professional Artist Magazine. She is published in numerous catalogs including her CoCA Seattle solo exhibit catalog: Kate Vrijmoet: Essential Gestures, Uforafest, The Richard Siken Project, CoCA Annual 2014, and more. She has exhibited locally at the Linda Hodges Gallery. Vrijmoet is the curator of The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human, an art & social change exhibit examining the stigma and silence surrounding mental illness which was presented in Seattle City Hall by the Office of Arts and Culture. In 2015-15 she was awarded both GAP and Department of Neighborhoods Grants. In 2016 Vrijmoet received a private grant to bring The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human to Issaquah, WA. Currently, she is exhibiting Non-ordinary Reality (water) paintings in Lisbon, Portugal and working with Grammy Award winning composer Adam Stern of the Seattle Philharmonic Symphony to create audio art based on the Non-ordinary Reality paintings. [Photo courtesy of James Arzente]


In Studio Video: Painting a Portrait

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Studio Panoramic

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My studio in panoramic High-Res Virtual Reality By Bradford Bohonus, part of Bohonus' Artists in Their Studios Project