Kate Raudenbush is a New York-based, Burning Man-bred artist who resonates deeply with environmental issues and our evolving humanity. She is a creator of monolithic, immersive & allegorical sculpture works that aim to catalyze social engagement, and shift consciousness while exploring themes that range from technological sustainability, to creation myth, and from self-empowerment to environmental awareness.
She synthesizes materials such as structural steel, wood, mirror and L.E.D. light programing to construct her concepts that are developed through 3D rendering software, mechanical engineering, interactive programming. She then utilizes industrial machining, welding, CNC laser-cutting, rigging, cranes and solar power to construct her sculptures, stages and bring her ritual spaces to life.
As a self-taught sculpture artist, the power of her work lies in its ability to raise awareness of important social and environmental concerns without compromising beauty and aesthetics, often creating a feeling of sacred space and other-worldliness. As the longest running solo female artist at Burning Man, Kate created the first Burning Man sculpture to be collected for the permanent collection in a US museum in 2007. Kate’s work and words have been published, and exhibited in art museums from The Renwick Gallery/ Smithsonian Museum in Washington to the Hangaram Art Museum in Seoul, South Korea , in international art fairs from Miami to the Hamptons, and in festivals from Amsterdam to Las Vegas, Santiago Chile, Montreal Canada, San Fransisco, New York City, and in the creative vanguard of many epic, fiery gatherings at Burning Man.