Kate Renee is an acrylic painter based in Minneapolis. She paints edgy works with a cute veneer on wood panel. Kate received honorable mention at the 2010 Arrowhead Biennial at the Duluth Art Institute and was Featured Artist for the Altered Esthetics’ Level_13: Cheat Codes exhibition. She was A-listed in City Pages for her exhibition at Gamut Gallery, Imaginarium, and was awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant
Kate Renee’s new work GlutHoney was featured in Minnesota Monthly’s “Best New Art of 2016.” Kate currently has a studio at the Marshall Street River Lofts in Northeast Minneapolis which is open to tours and visits upon request. She also offers prints and original work on her Etsy shop.
In this conversation, Kate talks about how she came to the process she currently uses to make work, what it’s like to be a protege and how much energy she puts into the business side of her work in addition to the creative side of her work.