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Working in both paint and social sculpture, Seattle artist Kate Vrijmoet uses the tools of classical painting to create high-impact experiences for her audience—experiences associated more with theatre. She is known best for both her large-scale water paintings and her life paintings, The Accident Painting series.

The social sculpture she creates are real-time exchanges between people to heighten consciousness with ourselves and others. “My role is to facilitate deep connections among us through art. In my work I am engaged in a highly energetic conversation with my audience and reflect that in the way I capture my subjects—deconstructing the figure, and finding rhythm in form.”

Painter, curator and social practice artist Kate Vrijmoet received her MFA from Syracuse University. Her paintings and installations focus on issues of consciousness, privilege, scale and access.

Vrijmoet was one of 16 American artists participating in the 2012 5th Beijing International Biennial. Vrijmoet has exhibited in shows juried by curators of the MOMA (Paulina Pobocha), the Met (Anne Strauss), the Guggenheim (Nat Trotman), and the Brooklyn Museum of Art (Charlotta Kotik). She received a top Prize in 2010 Ecuador Biennial. Her work has been published in the 2014 book Ufora, New American Paintings, The Seattle Times, Catapult Magazine and Professional Artist Magazine, as well as 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 received several Grants. 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. www.katevrijmoet.com


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