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 latest focus is an attempt to visually model Consciousness in the contemporary landscape.
Kate earned her MFA in Studio Art from Maryland Institute College of Art. She is the founder of the COVID-19 Artist Residency, has been 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, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), HBO productions, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and others both public and private.