Kate Hooray Osmond is an American painter and installation artist born in Washington D.C. and based in Charleston, SC. The immersive, colorful, and engaging installation environments and large-scale paintings with bold colors and gold leaf overlay belie a tension between joy and terror for the viewer. Her present focus pulls conceptual physics together with studies of Consciousness to generate a picture of the current emotional, digital, and physical landscape and the systems that govern them.
Kate earned her MFA in Studio Art from Maryland Institute College of Art. She was named the State Fellow for South Carolina by the SouthArts Commission and Lowcountry Artist of the Year. She exhibited her first solo museum show at the Franklin Burroughs/Simeon Chapin Art Museum in 2018. Her paintings were included in the 2019 Biennial by the Center for Contemporary Art of South Carolina. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards and her work can be found amongst the collections of the College of Charleston, HBO productions, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and others both public and private.