Kate E. Black, http://blackfusionart.com, is a regionally recognized post modern painter and fused glass artist whose studio is located in the wine country of Sonoma County.
She is appreciated by collectors and exhibitors for her bold expressionistic style. Katie’s pieces feature nuanced layered lines and color punctuated by radiant elements that actively engage the viewer as they interact with the ambient light of their display environments. From her light filled studio in Santa Rosa, her work shows up in hundreds of brilliant jewel-toned pieces that she has created.
Her study of ceramics, glass and painting continued during her college years at Bennington in Vermont. Upon moving to NYC, she continued her pursuit of glass blowing and art until her decision to go to medical school as a second career absorbed all of her bandwidth. Then her friend called to tell her about a new form of glass working that could be done in a home studio. “I flew to LA, went to a master glass teacher’s class and fell in love with this medium.” She bought two kilns and has never stopped since. She is also painting again for the past 8 years in her new larger studio at Backstreet Gallery.
Katie sees her future as a full time artist. She wants to work on collaborative commissions with architects , interior designers and other creative types. She has had shows in many galleries, wineries, local auctions, charitable events and her work is on display in the homes of private collectors as well. She has exhibited outside of Sonoma County in galleries from SF to NYC.