Kathleen King’s assemblages, sculptures and installations transform found materials through arrangement--interlocking, piling, stacking, hanging, and leaning--often drawing inspiration from urban surroundings to reference construction sites, homeless encampments, buildings, streets, signage and fences. King has developed a visual vocabulary that connects once-valuable, now discarded, materials with the precarities we encounter in personal, social and political contexts.
Her work has been exhibited at Mercury 20 Gallery, The Compound Gallery, Mills College, and Pro Arts in Oakland, as well as the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art and the City of Berkeley’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Building.
Kathleen King was born in Oakland, CA. She received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives and works in Berkeley, CA.