Kate Raudenbush is a New York City based artist who creates allegorical environments as a form of social dialogue. Mixing visual symbolism cross-culturally within human history and mythology, geometry and architecture, her art finds inspiration within the micro and macro viewpoints of our natural and manufactured worlds. She utilizes welded and laser-cut metal, acrylic, mirror, sound and light to shape her designs into climbable, enveloping environments and sacred spaces that are given more meaning with each visitor’s participation. In this way, the artwork is not just an object to behold, but also an experience to be lived.
Her work references and weaves together such diverse sources as sacred geometry, Hindu creation myth, Native American art, Mayan architecture, d.n.a strands, water, time, consciousness, computer circuitry, Buddhist symbolism, environmental sustainability, meditation, and self-empowerment. Her work’s motivating force is an endeavor to create art that both questions and informs, includes and elevates, fostering an awareness of our environment and social issues that resonate with the evolving conscience of our collective culture.
Her sculpture is in the permanent collection of the Nevada Museum of Art, (Guardian of Eden), the Art Valley Sculpture Park in South Korea and includes publicly and privately commissioned works for performances, events and public civic sculpture, such as The International Sculpture Festa in Seoul S. Korea, the city of San Francisco, The Reno Arts and Culture Commission, the Black Rock Arts Foundation, Virgin Mobile Free Fest, Maker Faire NYC, The Electric Daisy Carnival, Golden Voice, Bassnectar, the All Points West Music Festival, Electric Zoo Music Festival, Escape to New York Festival, The Figment Festival in NYC, Lightning in a Bottle in LA, the Sculpture Guild in NYC, and Alex’s Grey’s CoSM Art Sanctuary. Over the last 8 years, Kate has had the pleasure of creating large-scale commissioned artworks for the Burning Man event.
Actively involved at The Nationals Arts Club and the Sculptor’s Guild in New York, Kate is also an advisory board member of the Black Rock Arts Foundation in San Francisco. A sample interview about her purpose and process can be found here.